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3.42 | 91 ratings

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One thing is for sure. We won't get the awful vocals from Gottfried Janko on this release. This breaking news can only be a stunning and positive fact for the "Jane" fans. A great relief, indeed!

This very short and conceptual (?) album is a good trip back into Jane's catalogue. Some hard-rocking parts combined with some more spacey ones to illustrate the theme of the essential elements shared on this planet are the ingredients for this good "Fire, Water, Earth & Air"album.

The long and introductory suite is one of the attraction of this record. Mostly instrumental, it provides some excellent guitar moments, but keys are essential. Either as a backing or as a leading role one. These organ sounds have always been a T for the band, and they remain so for this recording.

IMHHO, the highlight of this album is "Earth". An emotional crescendo song in which vocals (!) do have a major role. Their combination with these guitar sounds are so emotional... A ground breathing song in which the whole band is playing at his max. Great, great and great. That's all I can write about it.

Last couple of songs mixed together are maybe weaker but by no means do they need the "press forward" button as nicely mentioned in Febus's good review.

This album is worth seven out of ten IMHHO. Just falling out the four star rating.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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