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Easy Livin
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3 stars Prosaic

Jadis make good solid prog, and this album is no exception. They don't really progress as such, "Fanatic" could have been made at any time in their career. The vocals, keyboards and guitars will all sound familiar to anyone who's heard any of the previous Jadis albums. This is not said by way of criticism, the music is as usual melodic, and well performed.

There are traces of Yes, Marillion, Genesis, and especially Pendragon. The tracks are not particularly long, there's no epic piece or multi-section opus, the nearest they come is on the 8 minute "What kind of reason". The tracks do however have more than just basic song structures, although for me a bit less of the vocals and a bit more of the guitar and keyboards would have made for a vast improvement. The one instrumental track is the title track, a softer atmospheric piece, with very moody waves of sound, and some fine guitar.

In all, a solid if unexciting album, which will satisfy those who already know of Jadis, and enjoy their work.

Easy Livin | 3/5 |


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