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NIGHT MUSIC

Wolf

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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3.46 | 44 ratings | 6 reviews | 9% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Envoy (6:28)
2. Black September (4:48)
3. Flat 2-55 (6:52)
4. Anteros (4:21)
5. We're Watching You (5:10)
6. Steal The World (4:18)
7. Comrade Of The Nine (2:43)

Total Time: 34:40

Line-up / Musicians

- John Hodkinson / vocals
- Darryl Way / violin, keyboards
- John Etheridge / guitar
- Dek Messecar / bass
- Ian Mosley / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Colin Elgie @ Hipgnosis

LP Deram ‎- SML 1116 (1974, UK)

CD Deram ‎- POCD-1842 (1991, Japan)
CD Esoteric Recordings ‎- ECLEC 2064 (2008, Europe) Remastered

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WOLF Night Music ratings distribution


3.46
(44 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
9%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
52%
Good, but non-essential (30%)
30%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

WOLF Night Music reviews


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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
2 stars The addition of a full time singer will not do them any good as this is their last album and also the least interesting and "least good". Actually if it wasn't for the opener and the instrumental track Flat2-55 , this album I would consider downright poor (as in lack of riches compared with their potential).This is really the type of album that typifies the 2* ratings : For fans only. Not that this is bad , but rather pointless - start with the other two , make your compilation and if there is still place on it, try this one , finish the tape or CDR and get rid of it.
Review by Tom Ozric
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Wolf was the band which Curved Air's violin/occasional keyboard player Darryl Way formed during '73/'74, whilst Eddie Jobson filled his shoes in that band. Assembling a selection of highly skilled musicians ; Ian Mosley (drums, and to this day, drumming for MARILLION), Dek Messecar (bass/vocals* - *1st two albums only) who later joined CARAVAN for the 'Better by Far' and 'The Album' releases, and John Etheridge (guitar), who later joined SOFT MACHINE for their albums 'Softs' and 'Alive and Well in Paris'. Employing a full-time vocalist, Colin Hodkinson, for this release (and he has a very good voice), enabled Dek more freedom for his, often stunning Bass playing, and this shows on the fantastic opening track, 'The Envoy'. Etheridge's guitaring is firmly in the jazz mould, and can remind one of an embryonic Holdsworth in style. This album, 'Night Music', is quite a gem, fairly consistent throughout, and fans of the abovementioned bands should most certainly enjoy all of Wolf's output. I wouldn't consider their music 'fusion', but it has hints of Canterbury and is a great example of U.K. progressive jazz-rock.

Latest members reviews

3 stars (***1/2 really) All 3 WOLF albums are GREAT and examples of how self expression can be fantastic instead of cloning famous models. Probably the 3rd "Night Music" is the one that grabs me more because of Hodkinson excellent vocals addition. It completed the musical WOLF scope providing well bala ... (read more)

Report this review (#220049) | Posted by Prog_Veteran | Saturday, June 6, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A great album for this band. The cd is reissue by Esoteric Recordings what much pleased me. The great violin sound with a great bass player, made Night Music an album what we should not have lost. Some parts are calm, but others have an impressive rhythm, which it does so that it is not annoyed. ... (read more)

Report this review (#183367) | Posted by Joćo Paulo | Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The third work of release in 1974 "Night Music". The enhancement of the Vorcal part was aimed at on John Hodkinson of IF. It is a quite experimental content though the pop taste is felt like the main feature as for the tune that the way initiated. It is a masterpiece of the progressive rock th ... (read more)

Report this review (#60128) | Posted by braindamage | Monday, December 12, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I am of totally another opinion, this is the best Wolf“s album out of their 3 - very ripe and intelligent music. Excellent singer from If, a fusion style playing, great instrumentation and strong melodies (September). A big pity, that this is almost impossible to get on CD, maybe from japanese ... (read more)

Report this review (#37406) | Posted by dranreb | Thursday, June 23, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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