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NIGHT AFTER NIGHT

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Eclectic Prog

3.44 | 131 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Although their eponymous debut-album is great, I prefer the second album "Danger Money" because it's has a more classic symphonic approach. I'm delighted about Eddie Jobson's contribution on the Yamaha CS80 synthesizer and his electric violin, former Frank ZAPPA drummer Terrio Bozzio is a creative powerhouse and John Wetton has a wonderful voice and his bass play is solid. I was lucky to be one of the spectators during their concert in my hometown The Hague in '79, curious to their forthcoming live album but eventually disappointed after a few sessions. Of course it contains lots of excitement, especially in the tracks "Alaska" (chilling synthesizer sound), "Presto Vivace" (splendid interplay between keyboards, drums and bass) and the alternating and captivating compositions "In The Dead Of Night" and "Caesar's Palace Blues". But this live-album also delivers songs with 'not really an adventurous approach' (understatement for 'almost poppy ') like the boring titletrack, the mediocre new song "As Long As You Want Me Here" and "Time To Kill" (saved by a magnificent violin solo). No wonder that Wetton and Jobson went their own way after the "Danger Money" world tour. Another point of critic concerns the tracking list, I miss the title track of the second album and strong compositions like "The Only Thing She Needs" (Bozzio at his best) and "Carrying No Cross" (very compelling). You have to rely on bootlegs to capture the real spirit of the concerts. It's a pity but it emphasizes how record companies act: they want money, not to please the fans.
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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