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Jakko M. Jakszyk


Canterbury Scene

3.69 | 29 ratings

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5 stars It is hard to fault any of this album. It is a pure double disc gem. No fan of the Canterbury scene or early King Crimson should be without this album (check out his work on the latest Tangent CD too). All the original material is outstanding, much of it extremely tender and personal. The title track is very much in the early King Crimson vein, but brought up to date with incredible production. The quieter tracks are beautiful and benefit from some fine work by Ian McDonald and Mel Collins. Don't be put off by the second CDs emphasis on covers. This a disc is a 'Canterbury scene'/early King Crimon fans dream come true. Incredible versions of "As long as he lies Perfectly Still" (soft machine), "Nirvana For Mice" and "The Citizen King" (henry cow) and "Pictures of an Indian City" and "Islands" (early king crimson) are all incredible, being both faithful to the originals, but full of Jakko's own original interpretations. I have never been a fan of Henry Cow, but Jakko's versions here are incredible Canterbury Scene tunes at their best (oh that wonderful Dave Stewart and his Tone Generator distorted Organ (takes me back to Dave Sinclair and Mike Ratledge). This album truly deserves a 5 star rating as there is simple no filler or mediocre material here, pure progressive rock at its very best, honest.


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