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2 stars This is a collection of non album tracks, live recordings and demo songs. And I must say that it is not as bad as it could sound.

Their great EP "Once Upon A Time" is fully featured. It is my preferred work from the band (probably because it is hard to be concentrated during a full "Jadis" album). One of my all-time fave called "Follow Me to Salzburg" surely deserves attention.

The same story is not valid for "Once Or Twice". Their second EP was really poor in comparison. It is also featured in its entirety.

In terms of live recording, the version of "Hiding In The Corner" is very good. But even if the band was playing rather faithfully during their live shows , their sound was harder and Garry Chandler was doing above average on the vocal side.

I have a special kindness for the live acoustic medley, not because it is a great moment of music but only because I saw Garry and Martin as opening act for "Pendragon" in June 06 at the Spirit of 66. Souvenir, souvenir...

Demo songs have never been my faves. The version for "Giraffe Chariot" is almost cut by half and is of little interest. The closing number (a cover song) features a wonderful guitar break. One of the highlight (even if there are very few ones) of this compilation.

As Easy Livin is saying in his very good review for this work : "unavailable tracks are really only of interest to committed Jadis fans, but the "Once upon a time" EP is superb in its own right, and the closing track is a real gem".

I will stick to the orthodoxy of the terminology : fans only = two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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