Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Crossover Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Janus Under The Shadow Of The Moon album cover
3.61 | 75 ratings | 4 reviews | 14% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection

Write a review

Buy JANUS Music
from partners
Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Under The Shadow Of The Moon ( 21:13 )
2. Dark Dark ( 4:40 )
3. How Many Times ( 3:14 )
4. Promised Land ( 4:35 )
5. Save America ( 2:01 )
6. Feeling ( 3: 47 )
7. Maybe I Was The Fool ( 5:14 )
8. I'm Not Made Of Plastic ( 4:08 )
9. If I'd Listened ( 4:22 )

Total playing time : 53:00

Recorded and engineered at The Hideout, Glossop, England, 2012

Produced By Colin Orr

Line-up / Musicians

Colin Orr / vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards
With :
Rikki Hanson-Orr / lead vocals on '' Under The Shadow Of The Moon '', clarinet, keyboards, backing vocals
Thea Hanson-Orr / tenor saxophone
Dean Houston / alto saxophone
Ben Stafford / keyboards, backing vocals
Rachel Luxon-Robinson / backing vocals
Pam Hodkinson / backing vocals

Releases information

CD EMI International 2013

Thanks to vibrationbaby for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy JANUS Under The Shadow Of The Moon Music

JANUS Under The Shadow Of The Moon ratings distribution

(75 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

JANUS Under The Shadow Of The Moon reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Warthur
3 stars Colin Orr of Janus has crafted an unexpected addition to the band's legacy with Under the Shadow of the Moon. The epic title track was apparently first conceived in 1973 in the wake of the release of Gravedigger, but it's clear that it has undergone substantial work since then, since the production standards on the album are very modern and Orr shows no hesitation in working much more recent textures, instrumentation, and techniques into the album.

The end result is a progressive rock album which at one moment could have emerged from the genre's golden age and within a second can switch on you to show a very different and very modern sound. This impressed me a lot on its initial release, though it's diminished a little since, not least because the vocals at points feel a little strained and the title track ends up a little repetitive.

Latest members reviews

3 stars More 2013 releases and now it's time for Janus "Under the Shadow of the Moon". Janus is an English rock band formed in Germany 1970 and they did one high rated record before they disbanded. From 1990 and forward they have done eight records which not seems to have got so much attention. "Under ... (read more)

Report this review (#1052247) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Just listened to UTSOTM - what an amazing album..... The title track is a 21 minute masterpiece which on first hearing sounds confusing and erratic - but after 3 or 4 times it starts to make sense and flows beautifully with very dark undertones throughout! Some of the other tracks are worthy ... (read more)

Report this review (#942796) | Posted by keithp | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The Anti- Alice In Wonderland Janus' music oftentimes has pre-occupied itself with dark ruminations featuring audacious fusions and musical combinations rarely heard by popular audiences ever since it's not-so-humble beginnings in 1971. Latin plainsong and primordial aboriginal rhythms bolted ... (read more)

Report this review (#942785) | Posted by Vibrationbaby | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of JANUS "Under The Shadow Of The Moon"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.