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3.30 | 53 ratings

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Squire Jaco
4 stars England has a distinct sound (distinctly English, I might add), with strong influences from both Yes and Genesis. The tongue-in-cheek humor that was evident in many of the "Garden Shed" album's songs is in full bloom on "The Last of the Jubblies" as well. This is music from 1976 and 1977 that was part of England's second (but unfinished) album. These six songs are NOT studio demos or outtakes, or songs that just didn't make the cut onto their "GS" cd. These are all excellent songs, fairly well-recorded, and expertly played. (The sound quality of the vocals suffers a bit on some of the tracks, but it is not a serious distraction.) Multiple listens reward the fervent fan with greater appreciation and enjoyment.

This is a very short cd (a mere 37 minutes in length!), and it's tough to justify some of the higher prices sellers are asking here and elsewhere. But I would place the compositional and playing quality of this cd on a near-equal plane with "GS", and suggest that you kind of "need" this cd in order to be at peace with yourself... (Sorry.) ;-)

Squire Jaco | 4/5 |


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