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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
4 stars Jane's debut album is easily my favorite from them. From the first organ drones to the last guitar histrionics , this album is a classic. Although Jane was not really progressive per se especially in their early days, they presented some excelent hard rock with long instrumental interplay between very apt musicians, so one might say prog'n roll !!!

Much like their countrymen Birth Control starting out as good hard prog than trying a second carreer as a more specifically progressive rock unit dishing out a few prog albums in the second part of the 70's but none of those groups were entirely convincing at it and both lost a bit of their credibility.

This is the only album where they will have a proper vocalist (and he is good) , but he will leave just after this one. Not that the future vocalist will be bad, far from that idea (actually the many singers will always sound a bit like Berndt Pulst) , but they will also handle another instrument. The opening track , Daytime , is one of those tracks that you will have heard somewhere on radio but probably never knew it was Jane! A minor classic. But the second side is really were Jane shines. Spain is absolutely their finest track with great dramatic vocals , organ lines and guitar heroics. Hangman is another greay long track that ends the album giving you the envy to push the replay button.

I can only suggest prospective progheads to start with Jane chronologically and with this superb debut (And this awesome late-Picasso-ish artwork sleeve) and discover the band as such. Much worth a spin!!!!!

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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