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2.72 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (1:21)
2. Back Again (7:31)
3. Love Me Or Leave Me (6:55)
4. Do You Remember (3:29)
5. Be To See (5:25)
6. Feelings (4:45)
7. Dangerous Games (4:07)
8. Everyone (3:51)
9. Closer To The Night (3:18)
10. I Got Fun (4:35)
11. Fire Water Earth And Air (3:50)
12. Another Way (5:08)

Total time 54:15

Line-up / Musicians

Track 1-10:
- Peter Panka / lead vocals and drums
- Klaus Walz / guitar
- Charly Maucher / bass
- Werner Nadolny / keyboards

Track 11-12 (live):
- Klaus Hess / guitar, vocals
- Martin Hesse / bass
- Gottfried Janko / keyboards, vocals
- Peter Panka / drums, vocals

Releases information

CD SPV Recordings ‎SPV 085-71332 CD (2002, Germany)

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JANE Genuine ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (16%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars Even if "Genuine" is not really the truth as far as the line up is concerned, this album has some more "Jane" flavours than the three former albums.

The "Intro" sounds as if the band was fine tuning their equipment while on stage. There is even a background computurized vocals signing "Superman, Cool Again. Easy!" that could be heard on the album "Fire, Water, Earth & Air" (1976) already.

When one listens to "Back Again" or "Be To See", it is really like we were listening to an old and classic "Jane" song. What a pleasure! I thought that these days belonged to past history and would never revive again.

Several bands did some very good come back after having released some poor albums ("Heep", "ELO", "Kansas" to name a few) and it is always with a certain emotion that I listened to such works. It is pure nostalgia of course but I can't help. And it is the same here.

Finally a good album from this German band. The last of that kind was "Jane" in . 1980.

Not all tracks are great of course, but the global feeling you get after having listened to this work is that the band was inspired while they were recording this album. Even the rock ballad "Feelings" (!), or the heavy "Dangerous Games" are far much better than any song from "Resurrection" or "Beautiful Lady" and "I Got Fun" has flavours of "Suffragette City" from whom you know.

This album weakens somehow with the last songs. And now, the trap.

Two live songs.

"Fire, Water, Earth & Air" and "Another Day". These are actually the ones from the "Genuine Jane". The problem is that they were already available on their first live album "Jane At Home" (1976).I find that this marketing strategy is pretty indecent.

Two stars for this (but the music is worth three).

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3 stars Jane is given a second chance by Metronome Records ( formerly Brain Records ) after losing their contract in the early 80`s as a result of poor sales and possibly due to bad press from German music critics who were never very kind to them. However, Jane continued to tour successfully during the ... (read more)

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