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3.20 | 17 ratings | 3 reviews | 6% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Captain Boogaloo (4:19)
2. Over Rio (4:22)
3. The Lone Ranger (2:55)
4. No American Starship (4:55)
5. Alto Loma Road (4:46)
6. Cocobana HAvana (5:10)
7. Constant Forest (2:17)
8. Something At The Bottom Of The Sea - Stapping Stones (Part 1: Stepping stones) (1:11)
9. Something At The Bottom Of The Sea - The Roving Finger (Part 2: The roving finger) (2:02)
10. Something At The Bottom Of The Sea - Stepping Rocks (Part 3: Stepping rocks) (1:16)
11. Something At The Bottom Of The Sea (Part 4: (flatline...)) (3:41)

Total time 36:54

Bonus tracks on 1998 & 2014 CD remasters:
12. Captain Boogaloo (Mixing version) (4:41)
13. The Lone Ranger (Mixing and hit single version) (3:19)
14. No American Starship (Mixing version) (4:52)
15. Over Rio (Mixing version) (4:22)
16. Drift (original 'The lone ranger' single B-side) (3:10)

Total Time: 57:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Rupert Hine / lead vocals, keyboards, Multilectras Varium (?), producer
- Mark Warner / guitar, vocals
- John G. Perry / bass, vocals
- Trevor Morais / drums, percussion

- Ray Cooper / percussion
- Morris Pert / percussion

Releases information

Artwork: David Juniper and Trevor Smith

LP The Electric Record Company - TRIX 1 (1976, UK)

CD Voiceprint - MPVP012CD (1998, UK) Remastered with 5 bonus tracks
CD Esoteric Recordings - ECLEC 2472 (2014, UK) Remastered by Ben Wiseman with 5 bonus tracks

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QUANTUM JUMP Quantum Jump ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

QUANTUM JUMP Quantum Jump reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars QUANTUM JUMP were a British band who played a Funk styled brand of progressive Rock. As Rupert Hine mentions in the liner notes they were trying to mix Funk and Jazz / Fusion with English song writing sensibility. I don't hear anything Canterbury about the music but I suppose that spirit is here with the humour that is found throughout. John G. Perry and Morris Pert are the only two i'm familiar with besides Hine.

"Captain Boogaloo" is funky with vocals as synths roll in. A poppy tune with silly lyrics is what we have here. "Over Rio" has a catchy rhythm with vocals. Nice guitar before 1 1/2 minutes. Zappa-like vocals follow. Themes are repeated. "The Lone Ranger" became a hit for them because this guy wanted it to be the theme for his TV show and it became quite popular. It sounds like a Native language to open and it comes and goes. A catchy track with intricate guitar. "No American Starship" is more of the same really although the guitar late is good.

"Alto Loma Road" is different. Reserved vocals before it kicks in then settles again. Contrasts continue. "Cocobana Havana" is a mid-paced tune that's catchy. It picks up 2 minutes in and this sounds much better. Nice bass and drum work 4 minutes in. Good song. "Constant Forest" is a relaxing and mellow tune. "Something At The Bottom Of The Sea" is divided into four parts. Part 1 is my favourite song on here. A very uptempo and dynamic instrumental. It blends into Part 2 which has reserved vocals as it settles. Part 3 picks up with drums out front and some good guitar. Part 4 has a beat with synths, bass and guitar sounds. I like this laid back closer.

Not a bad album, it's just not my style.

Review by Guldbamsen
3 stars Canterbury from Studio 54

One of those funny albums that you put on, when you need something to dance to while taking a shower. Some background music for spitting water at your cat - or just spending some time watching wallpaper and snapping your fingers out of tact. It takes a certain untidy and careless nature to get into this albumīs groove - especially, if you like me are mostly listening to wild and fierce progressive music that has a way of triumphing over your brain cells and thought patterns. This one has that same effect, but that is probably because it is so damn funky! It supersedes your natural thinking processes and simply compels you to dance.

If you want something with a little tiny bit of "prog" - as well as fulfilling the task of being party music, then Quantum Jump is the band for you. Yep, thereīs some Canterbury sneaked under the rug as well, but itīs in minuscule amounts - hiding behind the tree, waiting for a quick turn in the song, for then to materialize in some guitar wizardry or extraordinary keyboard work running pretty fast inside a time frame of 10 seconds.

Girls like this album too. Iīve met 4 at least, who did dance along with me - but maybe thatīs got something to do with my damn good looks...? Iīm not sure. Call it progressive porn music with some British humour slapped on - and then cover it in a fine coating of mild jazz beats and youīre nearly there. Except for the fact that it works! I really like this album, and just like my good friend John mentioned in his review of this album, I too hear those Steely Dan references. Itīs not nearly as refined and overproduced, but hey - with people like Morris Pert, Rupert Hine and John G. Perry - the musical skills are top dollar, and what might have sounded cheesy and bland - comes across as cheesy and overly funky. Again it sounds like Iīm putting this album down, but Iīm not - I assure you... Itīs just that this album almost has it coming, if you know what I mean. Itīs far too funky and get down with it - IAAAAOOOUUW Honey! - for its own sake. At least in these treacherous proggy waters, but had this been the John Travolta flavoured musical escapades appreciation archives - this album would have been drowning in praise from men in heels with hair dues on their chest.

To be fair, there is some fantastic guitar playing on this album, and itīs by far the most attractive thing itīs got going for it - and moreover, when this string based instrument really takes off - which incidentally is a bit too seldomly, the other guys involved seem to throw away their porn soundtrack aspirations -and go with the flow. The bass gets bubbly and takes it to another level - the drums start breaking away from the ordinary get down with it beat - and the keys start mimicking Dave Stewart instead of Rod Stewart, and yeah everything just sets off on an enticingly fast paced fusion break, that speaks to my natural dance abilities in a way, that has poor old Travolta looking for his foxtrot tricks doīs and donīts manual over in the corner . A brilliant little album, that might appeal to your missus - as well as old 70s porn-stars with a penchant for shaking that ass.

Latest members reviews

4 stars I had a white label pressing of this - a superb LP. The single 'Lone Ranger' was tight, funky and funny. The rest of the tunes are well done and show a real flare for production. It is both a product of it's time, and transcends time - the humour is timeless, and tho' the music fitted into to ... (read more)

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