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BLACK SHEEP

Jan Hammer

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Jetstream (4:09)
2. Heavy Love (6:05)
3. Black Sheep (5:14)
4. Light Of Dawn (3:24)
5. Hey Girl (3:15)
6. Waiting No More (4:56)
7. Between The Sheets Of Music (3:17)
8. Manic Depression (4:29)
9. Silent One (7:14)

Total time 42:03

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Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Hammer / synths, electric piano, drums, congas, lead (1,3) & backing vocals, producer

With:
- Bob Christianson / lead (1,3,4,7,9) & backing vocals
- Colin Hodgkinson / lead (2,6,8) & backing vocals
- Gregg Geya Carter / harmony vocals (1,7)
- Fernando Saunders / bass (8)
- Tony Smith / drums (8)

Releases information

Artwork: Bill Imhoff

LP Asylum - 6E-173 (1979, US)

2xCD Wounded Bird Records ‎- WOU 173 (2005, US) Bundled with "Hammer" album

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JAN HAMMER Black Sheep ratings distribution


1.96
(7 ratings)
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Good, but non-essential (14%)
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Collectors/fans only (57%)
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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
2 stars Please, Hammer, don't hurt us!

I can sort of understand what Jan hammer was trying to do on this album. Up to this point, he had been primarily playing fusion. But here he wanted to establish himself as a rock synthesist. And he almost succeeds. On Jet Stream, Heavy Love and Jimi Hendrix' own Manic Depression, he actually achieves a Hendrix-like tone. His problem is that his songs kind of suck. Lyrically lame, and dead sounding in production, I wonder if raising Jimi himself from the dead could have helped this album.

Besides a few decent solos, Light Of Dawn, a ballad is not bad. It sounds similar to some of the ballads Jack Bruce has recorded over the years.

My LP, bought used decades ago, still has the fifty cent price tag on it. I wonder if I paid too much.

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