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David Torn

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3.23 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

A1 Time Bomb (4:58)
A2 Lion Of Boaz (5:05)
A3 Voodoo Chile (5:31)
A4 The Others (4:58)
A5 Diamond Mansions (4:40)

B1 Good Morning, Mr. Wonderful (3:30)
B2 Brave Light Of Sun (4:43)
B3 Promise (4:47)
B4 Taste Of Roses (4:38)
B5 Door X (5:45)

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Line-up / Musicians

Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Tabla, Vocals, Bass, , Clarinet - Mick Karn
Bass, Drums - Douglas Lunn
Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Vocals, Drums - Antony Widoff
Drums - Bill Bruford , Gary Burke
Percussion, Drums - Geoffrey Gordon
Percussion, Drums, Shaker - Kurt Wortman
Trumpet - Chris Botti
Vocals - Vida Vierra

Releases information

Cassette: Windham Hill Records #:WT-1096 (US)

CD: Windham Hill Records #:WD-1096 (US, 1992)

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DAVID TORN Door X ratings distribution


3.23
(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
29%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (43%)
43%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
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0%

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
3 stars Okay, you start with the incredibly original sounding guitarist David Torn, add in equally amazing drummer Bill Bruford and bassist Mick Karn (along with some other guest artists), and how can you go wrong? Well, by recording an album half made up of vocal based tunes, for one thing. And releasing it on Windham Hill Records for another. Actually, that second fault doesn't purely make this a bad album, but they certainly aren't known for exciting music.

In reality the album isn't half bad. Literally. The five instrumental tunes are quite good. I can enjoy Torn's guitar playing in just about any setting. And Karn's bass playing is always a treat. Of course we all know Bruford.

The problem is that Torn's vocal pieces just aren't very interesting. Aside from the cool performances, the songs just don't quite make it. And let's talk about the cover version of Jimi Hendrix' Voodo Chile. Here it's stripped down so much that it loses all of it's ferocity. Karn and Bruford lay back as well. And where you would most expect a fiery Torn solo, there is none.

Half great, half disappointing - barely three stars.

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