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3.72 | 27 ratings | 5 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Evocation (1:46)
2. Into The Sunlight (8:01)
3. Calling The Wind (4:39)
4. Snake Goddess (4:11)
5. Timeless Journey (3:26)
6. Night of the Shamen (7:35)
7. Standing Stones (6:11)
8. Village Dance (6:47)
9. Spirits of the Water (7:15)

Total Time: 49:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Colin Henson / guitars
- Jon Field / flutes, EWI, congas, co-producer
- Dave Sturt / fretless bass, programming, co-producer

- Chris Ingham / keyboards
- David Cross / electric violin
- Andy Aitchison / electric violin
- Theo Travis / soprano & tenor saxes
- Gowan Turnbull / bass clarinet
- John Evans / flugelhorn
- Russell Roberts / drums
- Rikki of Wacko Packo / percussion
- Eduardo of Wacko Packo / percussion
- Carol Bellingham / lead & chorus vocals
- Tracey Bauckham / chorus vocals
- Glenda Fish / chorus vocals
- Christie Williams / chorus vocals
- Tom Newman / chorus vocals, co-producer

Releases information

Artwork: Jon Field

CD Red Hot Records - CDR 106 (1993, UK)
CD Blueprint - BP343CD (2000, UK) Remastered by Chris Thorpe

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JADE WARRIOR Distant Echoes ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
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Review by soundsweird
3 stars This album, much like Breathing The Storm, is good with a small "g". They attempted to duplicate the Island period sound fairly successfully, although I was put off by the obvious drum machine percussion parts in places, just as on the aforementioned Breathing. If you had heard only this album by Jade Warrior, you'd think it was fantastic, but......
Review by kenethlevine
3 stars After the creative nadir of "At Peace", Jon Field and Tony Duhig took a break in the late 1980s. As they were about to begin recording of a new album in 1990, Duhig suffered a fatal heart attack. After a period of uncertainty, Field regrouped with two recruits and issued the far superior "Breathing the Storm", which, while clearly steadying the ship, lacked the oomph of any self respecting JADE WARRIOR release. A couple of years later the same trio emerged with a chorus line of distinguished guests including ex KING CRIMSON violinist David Cross and accomplished saxophonist Theo Travers for "Distant Echoes". To date, it's the post-Island era JADE WARRIOR album that most closely approximates the all instrumental approach that persistently considered threatening to make them almost famous in the mid to late 1970s.

Chief among the improvements is the more spirited percussion and the added prominence of electric guitar courtesy of Colin Henson. From the outset, with "Evocation" and "Into the Sunlight", you can almost see Tony Duhig smiling with a glass raised, hopefully where landscape, seascape and soundscape meet in the beyond. Apart from the classic sound, Field and company have integrated reputable influences like CAMEL and PAT METHENY. And, though Island had originally signed them rather unfairly to be their rival to "Tubular Bells", it's on the ethereal "Standing Stones" that we finally hear what WARRIOR and OLDFIELD might have sounded like the morning after waking up together, both minimalizing the experience.

By Jon Field's own admission, JADE WARRIOR never quite made the album they had in them, a species of "Lonely Planet" travelogue between one's dreams, where the journey is all, but they tried, how they tried. "Distant Echoes" is arguably one of their most authentic, but it too falls short of illuminating their intrinsic brilliance consistently enough to ascend to the heights afforded so relatively few. That's a flaw I can live with.

Latest members reviews

5 stars This album is my favourite Jade Warrior album, out of several other ones that are absolute masterpieces. Although this one features no lyrics, but some ooh and aahs, possibly chanted by some female angel, on some of the tracks. I am crazy (also literally) with the structure of these tracks, very ... (read more)

Report this review (#2282138) | Posted by Songtoad | Sunday, November 17, 2019 | Review Permanlink

4 stars After RELEASED, I knew Jade Warrior had a lot of albums with a different touch to their first two albums, more folk and new age oriented than psychedelic. Yesterday, I had the fortune to listen to different albums and one of them was this DISTANT ECHOES. The cover made me think that probably I ... (read more)

Report this review (#1017759) | Posted by Memo_anathemo | Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Album released in 1993 "Distant Echoes". The sound is unique. It is variegated also in music. It makes to the groove and there is a clean feeling. It is a sound it is sensual and with the depth. I feel the gramary one. The throb feeling and the performance surpass the former work. The power of ... (read more)

Report this review (#62129) | Posted by braindamage | Thursday, December 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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