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Earth And Fire


Symphonic Prog

2.16 | 38 ratings

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1 stars When you listen to an interview from Jerney about this record, she will say that they had a very hard time in those days. After the infamous "Gate To Infinity" their label Polydor "did not believe in our new project and we had to find another label to record it". I bet you !

We received an advance fee form another record company (Vertigo) so that we could pay the studio with it. We couldn't even pay the restaurant during these sessions (what did they do with all their money ?) so we were mostly cooking at the place of a band member (she wouldn't mention whom) who was living in the surroundings.

To pay as less possible for the recording (remember they are Dutch !), they repeated intensively so that less studio time would be needed. Still, she has a good souvenir from these sessions.

Now, about the "music". I have to admit that this album is not any better in comparison with their previous one. Same poor disco stuff. The only positive thing is that Jerney is more on the front end as in "Gate To Infinity". Actually, the record company understood the huge potential of her voice...oups, not only I 'm afraid. They will use her wonderful silhouette (see the covers - front / back) and capitalize on it.

When you look at the video clip from "Week-End" you will understand. This very special tight-fitting dress she wore is definitely there to attract some young kids or some young girls willing to look like her. Apart of this aspect of things (which has barely anything to do with music) there is unfortunately nothing to say. Still week-end has a catchy melody and it is by far the best track of their two last albums (you can imagine how the rest sounds like!).

I wonder where is the progressiveness that some reviewers are mentioning, but maybe we were listening to different albums. This album is as poor as "Gate". Same rating : one star.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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