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3 stars Eddie Jobson invited another former member of Frank Zappa`s band (they played together in that band too), Terry Bozzio, to join U.K. for the recording of their second album. Some songs of this album were played by the first U.K. line-up during their 1978 tour (as some concert recordings show). This "Danger Money" album is a good album, but it begins to show the conflicts between Jobson and Wetton about the musical style for the band:Jobson wanted a more Prog Rock style with long instrumental sections; Wetton started to be more interested in writing short Rock songs, more in the Pop Rock style. So, this album has songs with a mixture of both styles, with "Nothing to Lose" and "Caesar`s Palace Blues" being the most "commercial" songs in this album, but both are good songs. This album was composed and produced by Jobson and Wetton. But Bozzio plays very good in this album, being a very good drummer.The most Progressive Rock songs in this album are:"Danger Money" (with a lot of keyboards) and "Carrying No Cross" (with long solos in the electric violin and in the keyboards by Jobson). "The Only Thing She Needs" has a brief drums and percussion solo by Bozzio."Caesar`s Palace Blues" is a song played with electric violins and without keyboards. I remember that after I bought this album in mid 1980, I saw very few copies which had a different photograph of John Wetton in the back cover (looking in the photo like he was playing his bass guitar). I don`t now why this happened, but I consider the back cover of my copy as the "standard edition", because the majority of the L.P. copies that I saw years later had this back cover (and I think that the CD has it too, but I`m not sure because I don`t have the CD version of this album).
Guillermo | 3/5 |


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