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Jade Warrior

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3.45 | 85 ratings | 15 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1971

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Traveller (2:40)
2. Prenormal Day At Brighton (2:45)
3. Masai Morning (6:44)
4. Windweaver (3:43)
5. Dragonfly Day (7:45)
6. Petunia (4:46)
7. Telephone Girl (4:54)
8. Psychiatric Sergeant (3:08)
9. Slow Ride (2:36)
10. Sundial Song (5:08)

Total Time: 44:09

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Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Duhig / guitars
- Jon Field / percussion, flutes
- Glyn Havard / bass, vocals

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CD Repertoire REPUK1019 (2004) Mini-lp format

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3.45
(85 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
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Review by lor68
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Not the best place to start with their music genre, but anyway it's a good example of their versatility, along with their tribal-like instrumentation and a good creativity too. Nevertheless you can get also an inkling of their talent here, then their fine anthology "Elements" will be partially in the same vein. Of course they will become more mature after this important experience, but this work is already worth checking out, at least!!

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Review by Proghead
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2 stars I found their debut to be a bit disjointed and messy. There are some good songs on this album, but there are a lot of mediocre ones as well. As things go, side one (the first five songs) tend to be the best. But I think the album's real low point is "Sundial Song". It starts off pleasant enough, but turns to total crap. To me, I think this was just a mess-up, and their next two albums for Vertigo will be in the same vein, but improvements.

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Review by Cesar Inca
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3 stars Jade Warrior was one of those marginal bands in the prog genre that somewhat managed to earn a well reserved respect, for becoming such an influential musical force, despite not responding totaly to the typical niches of the most "consistently" prog acts. Their debut namesake album is a bit too far from their finesse and special magic achieved during their Vrigen years, but still is a recording woth trying. Even then it was obvious that their major interest was expanding their musical vision to the sounds of the Far East, India, the Muslim folklore, Northern Africa, in the context of Anglosaxon psychodelia. The presence of electric guitars and several percussive instruments is notable, elaborating tribal ambiences and bluesy atmospheres - and yet, Field's flute passages find their way to shine a light of their own among this paraphernalia. My favourite tracks are both suites, 'Masai Morning' and 'Dragonfly Day', which contain some somber sounds a-la early Floyd and KC, but never been overwhelming... just so subtle, that it makes you wonder if it is real or just dreamt of while you're listening. The same feeling is provoked by the closing number. 'The Traveler' and 'Slow Ride', on the other hand, are much calmer, taking the road of introspective reflectiveness. Ths sound production is not so good, and I feel that the compositional skills of the band members are yet to be polished, despite their undisputed capability to come up with good ideas (specially, ideas about textures and ambiences). Since I can't use a 3 1/2 rating, and 4 stars feels too high, I'll go for the 3 star.

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Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
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4 stars I bought this album as a youngster only on the basis of its sympathetic cover drawings, and quite hardcore looking players in the band photograph. The shopkeeper warned me that "there aren't any melodies, nor maybe even rhythms on this record", and wasn't disappointed. This was my first psychedelic folk-oriented album I ever listened. A year later the shop referred sold away all of their hippie-infested records and focused only to roots music before 1965 influences, and have not visited there since.

"Traveller" opens the LP with quiet acoustic sounds, which soon reveal a wonderful echoed wall of guitars, crowned with a great, solemn solo guitar. This is a quite short track though, but very beautiful. "Masai Morning" has an African theme in it, and it is quite primitive and minimalist song, but I liked it much as it is very unique and full of powerful emotion. "Windweaver" is then more basic psych folk song, but it has again nice amplified, eastern sounding solo guitar in it. It morphs then to the track "Dragonfly Day" which opens with a marvelous wall of acoustic guitars, where the musicians start to paint wonderful patterns with a flute and singing. There are some more slightly uninteresting tunes in the record also, but then the final track "Sundial Song" is again marvelous, opening calmly, and evolving to more aggressive territories and reaching spiritual climax.

Tough the album has some duller songs on it, I like the better ones quite much. I think this is a very well produced and fine demo of their forthcoming release "Released". On that one also the more basic blues rock numbers work better, as there is a bigger band with horns accompanying the group, this album having only three players on it. I have heard both vinyl and remastered CD version of this first album. I think there was something wrong with the sound of the CD, as some louder parts distorted really unnaturally, ruining the listening experience.

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Review by ClemofNazareth
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk Researcher
3 stars I’ve just started discovering Jade Warrior recently based on a recommendation from another proglodyte, and I find them rather appealing even though I was warned this is not a good representative album to start with. But when discovering new bands in- depth I like to start at the beginning to get a better sense of the band’s roots and how they progressed (or didn’t, as the case may be).

These guys are pretty unusual overall, although there are several fairly obvious influences. The most prominent is seventies Jethro Tull, kind of unavoidable considering there’s only three guys in the band, one of them plays the flute, and another (Glyn Havard) has passingly similar vocals to Ian Anderson. Tull also experimented a bit with odd rhythms, blunt percussion, and disjointed arrangements on some of their mid-seventies work as well, but nowhere near to the extent do these guys. The percussion comes in the form of various Eastern and Latin hand drums and what I think are bells or some sort of tinny hand implements. On most tracks the combination of sounds atop an overall jazz-inspired rhythm works pretty well, although I’m not sure the vocals are really necessary for the most part. The lyrics are spacey and more poetic than concrete in an artsy way that feels contrived much of the time, particularly on the lengthy, spiritual, and otherwise very engaging “Dragonfly Day”.

This CD release seems to have something wrong with the mix, as the flow across the channels is choppy and awkward, especially at the beginning of the album. Otherwise the sound is quite good for the period.

The relative inexperience of these three guys working together and trying to find their sound is apparent in places: on “Petunia” the band varies between a kind of fuzzed-psych guitar sound and a Bad Company-like blues beat that doesn’t quite gel; and on “Telephone Girl” the fuzz guitar with Latin rhythms sounds more like a self-indulgent studio jam session than a deliberate composition.

But overall this is a pretty engaging album, and is well worth the investment of time and money to check out. Once you get past the first three Tullish tracks, the band does a great job of experimenting with many different percussive flavors and layered, multi-disciplined arrangements. This kind of eclectic music could never find a major label today to invest in them, which of course is one of the main problems with the current music industry. Bands like Jade Warrior, when given time to develop a groove, are important to the creative process that makes progressive music such a joy to experience.

So even though I’m only going to give this debut three stars, the fresh approach sets the stage for a string of much stronger releases that would cement these guys firmly in the role of favored-sons of the progressive scene. Like I was warned, this is not the best place to start with the band, but if you listen to this and then graduate to their string of quite beautiful mid-seventies recordings, you will witness the evolution of a sound that is both hard to categorize, and worth seeking out for that very reason.

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Review by UMUR
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4 stars Jade Warrior is the selftitled debut studio album from British psychadelic rock act Jade Warrior. This is not a band I had heard about before reading a review on PA, but Iīm very greatful that I read that review and took the time to listen to this album because itīs really unique and different from what I usually listen to.

What you notice first when listening to this album is the lack of a real drummer. Every rythm on this album is created by all sorts of percussion. Itīs a real treat IMO and one of the biggests assets in Jade Warriorīs music. The music seems very organic with lots of acoustic guitar and bass, the aformentioned percussion and lots of flute. There are occasional electric guitar parts, but the music is mostly acoustic. The backbone in most songs is simple blues rock and the vocals are also mostly blues rock influenced. There are several more mellow sections throughout the album though and the flute creates a folky mood that leads my thoughts toward early Jethro Tull. In fact Iīm sure fans of early Tull will love this album.

Most songs are pretty simple yet greatly enjoyable and Iīm left with a big smile on my face after listening to songs like Petunia and Psychiatric Sergeant. Masai Morning and Dragonfly Day is a bit longer than the other songs on the album and the structure of those songs can be considered somewhat progressive.

The musicianship is excellent. I really enjoy the many acoustic blues rock riffs that are the backbone of the songs. Very inventive. The percussion parts from Jon Field needs to be mentioned as well as they are varied and intriguing all the way through the albums playing time. The flute which is also played by Jon Field is also very enjoyable.

The production is excellent. Very organic and pleasant. I can feel my body vibrate with each percussion hit if I turn up the volume on my stereo.

Iīm so happy after listening to Jade Warrior. Itīs just the kind of album thatīs designed to make you happy. Iīm also very intrigued by the fact that this is a three man band without a real drummer who is able to create such great music. This is a very deserved 4 star rating and I canīt wait to discover the rest of Jade Warriorīs discography.

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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars A prenormal band!

Here we have the self-titled debut album from Jade Warrior, a unique British band from the 70's that mixed the Rock music of the times with New-Age, Jazz and World-Music influences. The latter are here predominately Latin despite the strongly Asian aesthetic of the cover art sleeve. The music here is occasionally close in nature to that of Santana; bluesy and jazzy guitar-based Rock with lots of Latin percussions. But also some African and Asian sounds and rhythms might be detected and some unique sounds are created. The guitar sound on opener The Traveller, for example, is very distinctive. The first side of the album is promising and it points toward what they would do better on later albums such as Last Autumn's Dream and Floating World. A Prenormal Day At Brighton is a more conventional song with Jethro Tull-like flutes featuring the line "I would like to see some more, but I'm really not sure" (which nicely sums up my reflections after hearing this album). The strongly percussive Masai Morning is a showcase for the group's experimental inclinations and also points towards future similar experiments. Here they sound quite similar to Black Widow on their debut album.

The second half of the album is significantly less interesting, however. Here they seem content to play more conventional Santana-like Jazz-Rock of the kind that would make up the bulk of the disappointing second Jade Warrior album, Released. I think that it is fair to calls this music Proto-Prog rather than anything else as it has a 60's feel to it.

A promising but somewhat premature debut from Jade Warrior. They would do better things later on.

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Review by Warthur
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4 stars By 1971 prog had made it big, to the point where bands were already emerging that showed a heavy influence from the greats of the genre. Jade Warrior was not such a band; from their debut onwards, they would showcase a wonderfully unique sound, taking hard psychedelic rock as the basis and adding a bit of flute, a few jazz elements, and musical ideas sourced from all over the world, making this an early "world music" release - as well as, at points, a early "new age" release with its tranquil, spacey textures.

That said, the album is rather uneven - the least interesting track is probably Psychiatric Sergeant, which is mainly a straight-ahead hard psych song with flute, reminiscent at points of early Jethro Tull. Where the band really shines is where they avoid conventional song structures in favour of creating shimmering, gorgeous walls of sound which the listener can lose themselves in, which they do manage to achieve for most of the album. So, not a perfect album, but definitely a strong debut from a band well worth exploring.

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5 stars Jade Warrior is an outstanding and innovative album by a group which was prepared to be really different. Why it gets such relatively mediocre ratings from the Progarchives fraternity/sorority is totally beyond me. Whilst Jade Warrior's second and third albums are really good, it is their first ... (read more)

Report this review (#918822) | Posted by peterfrederics | Monday, February 25, 2013 | Review Permanlink

3 stars "Feel excited but I wanna feel more." I joined Prog Archives five years ago in order to vote for one of my favorite albums ever, Last Autumn's Dream. Shortly after, I provided a review for the album. It has been my intention to continue with the reviewing in an organized manner ever since the ... (read more)

Report this review (#843234) | Posted by Progosopher | Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When I first heard this album, my first thought was, where are the drums? But I really like the percussive things going on, it adds to the spacey and trancy feel of the band's sound. Tony Duhig met up with Glyn Havard in Iran, wich may explain the asian influences. Some Jethro Tullish flute and ... (read more)

Report this review (#189197) | Posted by Kingsnake | Friday, November 14, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars It's interesting to read the variety of opinions about the first Jade Warrior album and Jade Warrior as a band. I often think that people who describe albums such as this one are a bit impatient. What was so special about Jade Warrior is the elemental mix of Tony Duhig's uniques acoustic and ele ... (read more)

Report this review (#159776) | Posted by ProggaWogga | Friday, January 25, 2008 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Jade Warrior's self-titled debut album showcases members of the psychedelic July inspired by the mystique of the orient. Despite a few minor flaws of new band finding its niche, its members produced a unique album in the height of early progressive rock acts. The blend of flute, acoustic guita ... (read more)

Report this review (#88945) | Posted by sidar | Monday, September 04, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Well, this album is strange, but unique. There's no many other albums which have the same unique atmosphere. Yes, it's rather raw, especially the guitar, but it fits to the songs and as a whole it works. What's more, I think this album is one of the first world music genre (maybe proto-world). ... (read more)

Report this review (#69544) | Posted by Hejkal | Thursday, February 16, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The first work released in 1971 "Jade Warrior". Debut work that promptly takes element of world music. A cold, dazzling atmosphere is wonderful. The style is extremely unique. Music keeps various emotions secret, and sparks the imagination. It is a work where a mutable feeling and the resignat ... (read more)

Report this review (#61718) | Posted by braindamage | Monday, December 26, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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