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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The visit revisited (0:59)
2. Happy armies fight in their sleep (3:48)
3. Under Heaven there is great disorder (and the situation is excellent) (3:31)
4. The artist's house (3:21)
5. Spill (10:44)
6. Dream of peace (4:13)
7. No charge (a free improvisation) (5:12)
8. Earth, I wait (7:47)
9. The visit (5:52)

Total Time: 45:27

Lyrics

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Music tabs (tablatures)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Sary / bass
- Stephen Roberts / Roland juno 60, Roland jx3p, Fender Rhodes, piano, trumpet, vibes, drums (9)
- Artie Bratton / acoustic & electric guitars
- Fenner Castner / drums & percussion
- Jeff Jones / sax (3)
- Jon Weiner / cello (8)

Releases information

Cd. Pretentious Dinosaur CD 005

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FRENCH TV French TV ratings distribution


3.56
(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
5%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(63%)
63%
Good, but non-essential (26%)
26%
Collectors/fans only (5%)
5%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by apps79
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3 stars Formed in 1983 in Louisville, Kentucky, French TV started as a trio with Mike Sary on bass, Stephen Roberts on keys and sax player Jeff Jones.When Jones left for Boston to study electronics, the reamaining duo started looking for new musicians.After many auditions they were joined by 17-years old drummer Fenner Castner, who brought in his friend Artie Bratton on guitars.French TV entered the Sound-on-Sound Studios in Crestwood in August 83' and finished their eponymous debut in March 84'.Following a limited interest by the music labels, the album was released privately by the group and features original member Jeff Jones on the track '' Under Heaven there is great disorder''.

Very easy to understand why French TV's music was totally ignored by the music industry, being a commercially devastating blend of R.I.O., Fusion and Canterbury-styled jazzy Prog with many blistering moments and unusual comlex parts, hiding influences from NATIONAL HEALTH, VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, FRANK ZAPPA and even CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and sounding close to compatriots HOWEVER.The music has a very jazzy nature, without being actually close to Jazz-Rock, and the US quartet shows a great ability on shifting between frenetic instrumental themes to more melodic textures in an album that is executed with coherence from the start to the very end.Obscure keyboard offerings, notable electric and acoustic guitar melodies and shivering, deep bass explosions combine in a tight Fusion style with some incredible ideas, which suffer a bit from a buried production, but overall they sound tasteful and well-crafted.The performances are dense and rich with excellent interplays and breaks into more dreamy soundscapes, resulting a nice balance between complex structures and elaborate passages.

Fortunately the album has been reissued by Mike Sary's Pretentious Dinosaur label in a decent remastered version.Lovely and intricate Progressive Rock all the way for all lovers of instrumental mannerisms.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

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4 stars My recent love affair with "The Violence Of Amateurs" has inspired me to check out more FRENCH TV so I went straight to their website and ordered a bunch of their discography and am listening to them chronologically to see how they evolved their eclectic sounds over the decades. This eponymous deb ... (read more)

Report this review (#1149527) | Posted by siLLy puPPy | Monday, March 17, 2014 | Review Permanlink

4 stars With this record started one of the most incredible bands appeared in recent years, the undefinable world of FRENCH TV. Very difficult not only to label, but also to describe its music: from the pseudo folk of FRED FRITH and ZAMMLA´s to the jaaziest canterburied sounds, from low range soundsca ... (read more)

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