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NOTHING TO LOSE

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3.08 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

A. Nothing to Lose (edit) (3:19)
B. In the Dead of Night (alternative studio version) (3:21)

Total Time 6:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Eddie Jobson / keyboards, electric violin
- John Wetton / vocals, bass
- Terry Bozzio / drums & percussion

Releases information

Vinyl 7" Polydor 2001 873 Netherlands

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3.08
(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
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Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(60%)
60%
Good, but non-essential (20%)
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Collectors/fans only (20%)
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Review by Guillermo
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3 stars U.K. split in 1980 mainly because the main songwriters of the band (Eddie Jobson and John Wetton) had some conflicts about the musical direction of the band, with Jobson still wanting to compose long Prog Rock songs "more in Seventies terms" (like Wetton later said in some interviews) while Wetton wanted to compose shorter Pop Rock songs.

"Nothing to Lose", which was released in the Side 1 of this single, reflects more the then new Pop Rock musical influences from Wetton, but still having some Prog rock inlfuences from Jobson with the very good use of electric piano, organ and synthesisers, and also having a very good electric violin solo. The lyrics are simple and very influenced by Pop Rock music. It is a good song with very good arrangements, very good lead backing vocals, and very good drums playing. I don't know if this song was played in the Radio then, but it sounds very well like it could have been a Hit Single. In fact, the version which was released in this single is not the same version from the "Danger Money" album, but an edit of the song which lacks a few bars in some instrumental sections. I prefer the original studio version, but this single edit still sounds well. There is a video of this song in youtube on which the band appears doing a playback of this edited single version.

In the Side 2 of this single there is a then new studio recording (for 1979) of "In the Dead of Night", a song which was previously recorded for their self-titled album from 1978 (with Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth). This 1979 version, which was also released in the Side 2 of the "Rendezvous 6:02" single, was recorded with Terry Bozzio, and it is shorter than the 1978 version, and it sounds very similar to the live version which was later released in their "Night After Night" album from 1979. The main difference is that this 1979 studio recording sounds more like an edit of the song, lacking some parts of the song.

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