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John Paul Jones


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2.92 | 13 ratings

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3 stars I just never realized that there was this album where it seems like the first album from John Paul Jones and might also be the first in scoring. Just found this from the cassette second market that cost me cheaply but really intrigued me to purchase because of two reasons: It's John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame whom his basswork as well as organ work I like (like in No Quarter) and there is one song that people have said as Jon Anderson's and famous in my country: Christie. So then I got it even though in a cassette format but in a good condition.

I expected that the music was somewhat similar like his solo work afterwards but I was wrong - it's a mixture of various styles of music especially pop and rock. The opening track 'Spaghetti Junction' sets the tone for the whole album with relatively fast tempo music in a loop programming style featuring guitar work by Page and organ by Jones. Quite an interesting opening, really - leat I enjoy this instrumental bit. The second track 'Bad Child' features Jones in vocal. I love the two tracks where Jon takes vocal work: 'Silver Train' and the famous 'Christie'. 'Crackback' demonstrates Jimmy Page stunning guitar work and composition-wise I do enjoy this track. There are pop stuffs like 'When You Fall In Love', 'Take It Or Leave It'. If all songs were performed as the movie is on, I think all songs form a cohesive story line. But in this case is just a collection of songs.

Overall - it's a good collection of songs and a good start for Jones solo work. Keep on proggin' ...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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