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TOGETHER

Jane

 

Heavy Prog

3.71 | 148 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is JANE's debut released in 1972. The vocalist would leave after this album. I must say I like his emotional style,his vocals are kind of rough but they fit the hard edged (organ and guitar driven) music quite well. I'm such a fan of the organ and guitar sounds on this album. It's all pretty straight forward but it moves me. By the way Conny Plank engineered this recording.

"Daytime" opens with bass and organ before guitar and drums join in as the sound builds quickly. It settles with organ then vocals join in. Passionate vocals after 4 minutes with some beautiful guitar melodies after 4 minutes.The guitar starts to rip it up a minute later with powerful organ runs. Vocals are back after 6 minutes as it settles again with floating organ. Here we go again before 7 1/2 minutes ! Fantastic track ! "Wind" is uptempo with guitar, drums and organ leading the way. The tempo slows down after a minute when the vocals come in. The guitar starts to light it up before 3 minutes then the tempo picks back up a minute later. "Try To Find" opens with floating organ as reserved vocals come in. It kicks in before 2 minutes as the guitar starts to solo. Nice.The contrasts continue.

"Spain" takes a while to get going but then it turns more aggressive before 3 minutes. The organ is just killer here ! The guitar that follows is also outstanding. It settles down before kicking back in after 7 1/2 minutes. The guitar is on fire then it settles again with vocals this time. Kicks back in with some nice bass after 10 minutes. The first 3 minutes of this song don't do a lot for me but the rest of the song more then makes up for it. Amazing tune ! "Together" is mellow to open with soft organ and some flute.Vocals a minute in. Drums and a fuller sound follow. The guitar solos before 2 1/2 minutes. Nice. "Hangman" opens with a good heavy sound. It settles when the vocals arrive. The tempo and mood continue to change. Check out the guitar after 3 1/2 minutes ! They then just jam on and on until 8 minutes in when it settles as vocals return.

Just a great release that I enjoy a lot. I have to offer up 4 stars to this one.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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