This album has ďTribute to a lost friendĒ written all over it.
Until this album landed in my postbox, Jane was completely unknown to me. I
guess if Iíd grown up in Germany instead, I would have known them. The original
band is like an institution in their homeland, with 16 albums and three live
ones, since they began in the early 70ís.
In 2007 one of the founders and main characters of the band drummer/singer Peter
Panka died, and the other remaining founding member keyboarder Werner Nadolny
continued the band with the above mentioned name. This album should be the
farewell from Werner to his friend.
Almost all numbers are in a slow pace Ė somewhere between Bonnie Tyler-rock and
pop, with some prog elements, and with a distinct sound of the 70ís (prog) rock
Why then should a page like this then review this album, which has quite little
to do with metal? For example because Jutte Weinhold (of among others Zed Yago)
appears as one of the singers of this album. Together with
(singer of a 70s German Rock band), who has a rusty voice, a bit like Joe
Cocker, Jutta does fine vocalwork.
To be honest
this is a bit too corny for me. Iím sure if I had been German, this would have
been something different, but I canít quite relate to this 70ís sound and the
bit solemn aura of the whole album. The album has nice songs, very melodic and
played by trained musicians, but would be better for likers of more straight
melodic rock. So if you are such check this out, while I move on to some heavier