(Werner Nadolny's) Jane
Proceed with Memories...
Rating
Style: Melodic Rock
Release date: January 27th 2009
 

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 sound.

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 Geff Harrison (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 stuff.


Tracklist

01.

True Romance

02.

Tribute

03.

Requiem

04.

Uncried Tears

05.

Sometimes

06.

Inside Of You

07.

The One Outside

08.

So So Long

09.

Tribute (Radio edit)

10.

Peterís Live Edit (Bonus track)

Label: Saol Eur / Zoom Records
Distribution: Cmm gmbh
Artwork rating: 20/100
Reviewed by: Claus Melsen
Date: October 3rd 2009
Website: www.wn-jane.de