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Jane ‎- Lady (1975) [DE Pressing] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

Jane ‎- Lady

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Label: Brain/Brain 1066| Release: 1975 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Jane’s well composed heavy-prog was never accompanied by great vocalists, as this album, ‘Lady’, can attest to. The music here is very, very good indeed, but lead vocalist Gottfried Janko sounds kind of like a gruff blues singer who’s hit ‘rock bottom’ – but man, he surely makes up for it with his driving keyboard work, particularly on the Hammond Organ. He also uses a synthesizer to good effect. This time around all tracks were composed by lead guitarist Klaus Hess (who also sings lead on ‘Music Machine’), and this actually shows – the songs sound more focused and tight, and quite ‘complete’. The tracks are enthusiastically performed, many tempo changes, interesting arrangements and addictive melodies. The only thing they’ve done wrong here was give Gottfried a microphone, but the more you listen to the album, the less ‘offensive’ his voice is – it almosts sounds like he sports some sort of profound innocence – he can be really passionate.
Top marks go to : ‘Music Machine’, ‘Lord Love’ (Gott’s vocals actually work perfectly in this tune) and ‘Midnight Mover’ – the latter being a classic space-rock ramble, with swooping synths and hard-core jammin’. Once the taste has been acquired for the vox, the entire affair is an excellent listen. After this album, Jane released a fine slew of excellent albums, reminiscent of Floyd and Eloy (comparisons are inevitable – apologies to those who disagree). I rate ‘Lady’ as a 4, just.

Review by Tom Ozric,


A1 Waiting For The Sunshine
A2 Scratches On Your Back
A3 Music Machine
A4 Make Me Feel Better
A5 (Wishdream) Lady

B1 Lord Love
B2 Midnight Mover
B3 Silver Knickers (But You Are All Right)
B4 So, So Long

Bass [Fender] – Martin Hesse
Drums – Peter Panka
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Klaus Hess
Engineer – Conny Plank
Engineer [2nd] – Petrus Wippel
Organ, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Vocals – Gottfried Janko
Producer – Günter Körber
Recorded and mixed at conny’s tonstudio gmbh., 5206 neuenkirchen. (nov.’74, jan.’75)
Track A3 is named “Music-Machine” on the label.
black center labels with : 0001 066
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Rights Society: GEMA
Matrix / Runout (Side A): ST 1066 A 0664707 S.1 SST 13 G
Matrix / Runout (Side B): ST 1066 B 0664707 S 2 13 F


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