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Playing In A Room With People

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  • Audio CD (5 Nov. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Medium
  • ASIN: B00005N9IE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 419,648 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Walkabout
  2. Big Wheels In Shanty Town
  3. Saday Maday
  4. Lodge Of Skins
  5. When Things Dream
  6. Bestial Cluster
  7. The Night Gives Birth
  8. Long Tales, Tall Shadows
  9. Plaster The Magic Tongue
  10. Types Of Ambiguity

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By A Customer on 21 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
On their first live album, JBK continue to do what they do best. The trio, here augmented with Steven Wilson (guitar) and Theo Travis (sax, flute), play contemporary yet oddly timeless music which is totally unclassifiable. The "cool" aesthetics of the group strangely remind me of jazz combos of the 50's. Of course, this is not jazz, but it almost could be.
The ten songs here form almost a seamless whole although they come from various sources (Rain Tree Crow, Mick Karn's "Bestial Cluster" & "The Tooth Mother", Jansen & Barbieri's "Stories Across Borders"). None of the tracks has actually appeared on a JBK release before, so this is no ordinary live album. Playing here is excellent (Karn especially shines, although Wilson & Travis get their deal of brownie points as well) and the recording too, so now here's a chance for you to join the people in a room and enjoy. This is one of the best CD releases of 2001.
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With Steven Wilson from Porcupine tree on guitar, this album is a superb example of the ex Japan JBK boys at their best.
I have to say may favourite album is Stone to Flesh [Jansen and Barbieri] but this comes a close second.
Production is superb, and all in all, is a good introduction into their post Japan material.
Jansen sounds vocally very like his brother, David Sylvian.
Cant say much more than, if you loved japan, liked Rain Tree Crow, and Sylvian`s solo stuff, the less well known JBK band [Jansen, Barbieri and karn] will also be sufficiently in the same genre to get your vote.
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What a fantastic live cd, the music is diverse exciting and not over played, just what you'd hope for from these fine artists! Wilson really does shine on this record as well! Get it because sadly there aren't many groups like this around anymore!
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HASH(0x9a1f2b7c) out of 5 stars A worthy and professional collaboration...... 20 Feb. 2002
By joycircuit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm biased by the fact that I feel JBK can do no wrong musically, though their work does not always strike a chord with my personal moods, this album is an exception. The idea is a novel one, and the result, superb. Jansen-Barbieri-Karn performing live some of their best material. One can almost say it is like a live Japan album minus Sylvian on vocals, as they cover material from each of their own repertoires, including a Rain Tree Crow piece. From the pulsating electro-atmospheric opener "Walkabout" by Barbieri, ending with the downbeat track "Types of Ambiguity" by Jansen, every number is a gem and performed with the utmost of professionality and originality. Expect no less from this trio.
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