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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Certainly when it comes to compilation albums I rarely give a high rating unless i'm a huge fan of the band or there are some rarities that are of interest. JADIS released this in 2001 after remastering two of their EPs.They decided instead of re-releasing them that they'd basically delete them and put them on this compilation recording.

Tracks 1-3 are from the 1993 EP called "Once Upon A Time".The first two tracks were written some 6 years before they were recorded for the original EP.The third track "View From Above" has more time changes in the first minute than anything else they had done up to that point. "The Changing Face" was their first attempt at a normal song with the verse, chorus, verse, chorus etc. "In The Dark" was written just prior to being invited to open for MARILLION's "Clutching At Straws" tour in 1988. It would be JADIS' opening number on that tour. "Taking Your Time" was the first song written by one time bass player Trev Dawkins. "Hiding In The Corner" and "The World On Your Side" were both live tracks from the same concert in Amsterdam in 1995.

"Live This Lie" was from the "Somersault" album but this is a re-written and re-recorded version of it. "Giraffe Chariot" and "Alive Inside" are demos. "Acoustic Medley" was a live medley of tunes done by Orford and Chandler only. "This Changing Face" was an acoustic version recorded for a cd that the Classic Rock Society put out. "Old & Wise" was a cover of an ALAN PARSONS PROJECT tune. Lots of great pictures of the band in the liner notes as well. Most of my info comes from the little blurb that goes with each track.

A "fans only" rating from me, but if your a big fan you can consider this a 3 or 4 star album.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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