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3.85 | 185 ratings

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4 stars I side with James on this one. I rate "More Than Meets The Eye" as the best JADIS release to date. Not nearly as polished or smooth in production terms as, say, "Fanatic", but streets ahead in terms of its vibrancy and dynamism. And with far better tunes, too. It's the sheer rawness and clarity and the unexpected nature of the musical cross-overs on this debut release that sets it apart from its successors, which tend to follow by-now over- familiar sound and developmental patterns and are altogether too mellifluous for their own good. In short, too much blancmange and not enough balls. With "More Than Meets The Eye", we get stunning musicianship throughout, with playing that shifts and soars, by turn, then opens out effortlessly into a sound so expansive you could surf on it for a week and never see dry land. Not a dull or duff track within twenty miles. If you already know and love JADIS, you'll ignore these comments anyway, but if you are not familiar with the group, and are tempted to risk just one blind purchase, this is definitely the one to go for.
tbstars | 4/5 |


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