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Depending on which of their two albums you listen to, the music of EDGE falls either in the better neo-prog or jazz-rock category, alternately reminding the listener of CURVED AIR, RENAISSANCE, JETHRO TULL, GENTLE GIANT, KING CRIMSON and EARTH AND FIRE. The flute plays a defining role in the band's style as do the outstanding female vocals of Fran Hallard (who becomes Frances Pearless on their second album). The band has no trouble shifting gears, moods and styles. However, even on the jazzier second album, there are very few shocks in their music: the signature, tempo and dynamic changes are well thought out and have a definite purpose in supporting the writing and the lyrics.

Their first album, "Suction 8" (1986), shows a level of sophistication rarely found in neo-prog as it alternately flirts with late 70's GENESIS, jazz rock and elements of 90's alternative. "Sarcastic Fingerheads" (91), on the other hand, is a decidedly jazz-rock album delivered with style, sensitivity, maturity and emotion. It mixes ambient, world, rock and blues elements, at times reminiscent of GENTLE GIANT and KING CRIMSON, with some PAT METHENY thrown in. Frances Pearless handles vocals like few females in prog and the flute's breathy style, very JETHRO TULL like, is much more bluesy than folksy.

If "Suction 8" made it clear something exceptional was about to happen, "Sarcastic Fingerheads" really cooks and will definitely please jazz rock fans.

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3.97 | 11 ratings
Suction 8
1986
3.96 | 8 ratings
Sarcastic Fingerheads
1991

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 Suction 8  by EDGE album cover Studio Album, 1986
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Suction 8
Edge Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
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4 stars Mid-80's had to be maybe the worst period for progressive rock.UK, among a few other countries,kept producing some imaginative and decent music though.EDGE is one of this cases,a band that survived around mid- to late-80's and released two highly acclaimed albums.The first one entitled ''Suction 8'' was released in 1986 on MSI,a label with specialty on Neo Progressive Rock.

STYLE: While having obvious influences from the typical 80's British Prog sound,EDGE surrounded these sounds with heavy fusion doses with an even slight Canterbury touch.With a female singer (Frances Pearless aka Fran Hallard) on the front,the band delivers an energetic Neo/Symphonic style,often surprisingly paused by dynamic breaks with the flute player playing a permanent role.Frances sounds a lot like Tracy Hitchings,but her voice is more balanced and less theatrical.The guitar work ranges from melodic stuff to Crimson-esque riffs,often covered with flute sounds.Bass and drum work are very stable and consistent and have a sound closer to the typical 80's UK prog than any other instrument.Keyboard work is varied with plenty of inspired solos and haunting atmospheric passages.Definitely a very personal approach!

SOUNDS LIKE/INFLUENCES: Due to the female vocals,I would say imagine the most complex QUASAR/LANDMARQ parts blended with soft GENESIS,Canterbury-like flute playing and some mid-70's KING CRIMSON complexity.

PLUS: One of the most unique sounding albums ever!Superb female vocals,awesome and adventuruous interplays and one of the most rich-sounding albums of the period.Flute playing is among the best to be heard in the league.Keyboard work is also magnificent,producing a lot of changing themes.

MINUS: I guess this would have been even better if it wasn't of the familiar 80's sound production.More specific,some opening notes with keys and bass or a few guitar parts sound totally out of place.

WILL APPEAL TO: any serious music fan of this site,from the neo prog follower to the most demanding proghead.

CONCLUSION/RATING: It is prooved that 80's hadn't space only for Neo Prog music and EDGE are an excellent example.While having all these elements to be categorized as Neo Prog,this band kept the level of their musicianship even higher than some of the 70's big names.For anyone into intricate,challenging and original music,this is a must-have.4 solid stars!

 Sarcastic Fingerheads  by EDGE album cover Studio Album, 1991
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Edge Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by silvertree
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4 stars Second album by Edge, a progressive rock band that is quite unlike its' neo-progressive counterparts in the 80s. This album is more mature with improved recording and production. The "jazz" touch is ever-present although one still finds the dark side of the music in some tracks ("Quiet Room" and "The age of faith"). It is a big shame that the band stopped after this one and remained unknown. A hidden gem for progressive rock fans. The band recorded an non-album track for a compilation by MSI. The track is called "The Chance to Change" and is more in the mood of their first album. What a pity this band didn't carry on. Truly an unknown gem in the progressive sea.
 Suction 8  by EDGE album cover Studio Album, 1986
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Suction 8
Edge Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by silvertree
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4 stars Very interesting British progressive rock with a jazzy (but rocky) "edge". This band has nothing in common with the neo-prog movement back in the eighties. Female vocals by Fran Hallard are great as well as subtle flute playing. The music is quite raw and sometimes dark. The quality of the recording is not the best aspect of the album but who cares with music that good !
 Suction 8  by EDGE album cover Studio Album, 1986
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Suction 8
Edge Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by sspeb

4 stars This band Edge were really a unique experience because they crossed so many progressive boundaries. Overall the musical content is eerily dark and so haunting in nature, especially as the vocals by Fran Hallard are seductive and emotionally charged, while the flute playing by Oliver Page serves notice that this instrument can find's it place in progressive music. Jez Ford and Neil Allies attack the songs in genuine gusto and the bass accompanying by Mark Hampton is also worth mentioning. The scope of the CD is a collection of spell enchanting scenes from some fantasy movie or film, the rich tapestry of the content is never dull and will always feel fresh when listened to. Comparisons are hard as the mid 80's were characteristised by many small groups in the UK appearing and disappearing after a short period, but EDGE's debut is a testament to good music. Peter Beaman
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