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3.44 | 87 ratings

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3 stars I was quite impressed by "Jane" 's debut album. Especially with "Daytime". A fully Floydian song which transported me into the "ASOS" days. Luckily enough, there will also be such a song featured on their second album. "Out Of The Rain" features the same atmospheric mood and those brilliant keyboards sounds.

I can't really say the same about the opening number. Heavy blues rhythm, monotonous and with little feeling. But I'm not in blues really. Might just be therefore. The ethnic chants (American Indians) featured at the end of the song are not for me either even if they are in-line wih its title ("Redskin").

We are reverted to some good psychedelia with "Moving" as well as "Waterfall". I far much prefer this side of "Jane" 's music. Heavy organ like "Heep" and wonderful guitar breaks. If you lioke this mix, you'll like the early "Jane", hat's for sure.

To enjoy this album, you'll need to be attracted by the early years of psychedelia. This album sounds outdated but it is a very nice journey to the old days of prog. Their debut album was really great and superior to "Here We Are". The title track and closing number is another very good moment. It ends in a wild chaos of organ and furious electric guitar. "Heep" could have released this.

The CD version holds several bonus track of which the single version of "Daytime". One of their best ever song. Even if it fits the single format and has been reduced by almost five minutes, it is always a pleasure to listen to this jewel.

A little star less for this second album. Three stars.

I will reiterate "Febus" quest for more exposure for "Jane". I quote : "Albums like TOGETHER and HERE WE ARE should get 200 reviews on a site like PA. This is prog music at his best deseving more than 5 reviews. So please stop listening to ANIMALS, CTTE and SEBTP for once and give a chance to these 2 first albums from JANE. You will be rewarded!".

He was damned right! (although I stll listen to "SEBTP" and "CTTE"). Their albums are all available on CD format and you can them for 8? (+ shipment). So...

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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