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Turning Point - Creatures of the Night & Silent Promise


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  • Audio CD (8 Sept. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Vocalion
  • ASIN: B002BBHLSU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,106 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. My Lady C 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Journey 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Vanishing Dream 5:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Creatures of the Night 6:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Princess Aura 8:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rain Dance 7:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Better Days 7:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Silent Promise 6:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Awakening 1:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. May Day Morn 5:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Beginning Again 7:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Queen of the White E 8:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Mirror 1:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mirror, Mirror 6:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Green Tranquillity 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Personnel: Jeff Clyne (Bass Guitar) Pepi Lerner (Vocal) Brian Miller (Acoustic & Electric Piano/Synthesiser Dave Tidball (Tenor & Soprano Sax) Paul Robinson (Drums & Percussion)

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I've had these two albums on the original LPs since they were new. I like following up connections in music so here you've got Jeff Clyne and Brian Miller who'd played in Isotope with Gary Boyle, who'd been in Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind..... Well, you get the idea.

This music is sometimes described as jazz-rock. It certainly has some jazz sensibilities and the band get some good grooves going on some of these tracks - The Journey and Better Days for example. But for me, the wordless singing (somehow "scat" doesn't quite do it justice) of Pepe Lemer adds a whole different dimension. Something that you might also get from the music of Azimuth (with Norma Winstone's peerless vocals) around the same time. I reckon this sends it some way in the direction of the style of European jazz-influenced music that we're now so familiar with on the ECM label. Much more solid rhythms from this band though with Jeff Clyne's bass and Paul Robinson's drumming really sticking everything together.

I've dug out these albums after them lying dormant for a few years and the music sounds just as great as it did when I first bought them.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Langridge on 16 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is a good place to check out some of the best of British jazz-rock from the 1970s.
There are some memorable tunes here that are really well played - My Lady C, Vanishing Dream, Silent Promise and Green Tranquility perhaps stand out most.
Pepi Lemur's largely scat singing is the most distinctive aspect, with Brian Miller's swirling synths and Clyne's bass. Something like a British version of Return to Forever I'd say.
I saw them play Southport Arts Centre in 1978 and immediatly bought their 2 albums. But somehow, I never grew to love these records and I can't put my finger on why.
Well worth listening to though.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
absolutely wonderful! 5 Mar. 2011
By Joseph L. Kolb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
vocalion recordings reissued the first two Turning Point releases on a two cd set. Creatures of the Night was recorded in '77 and Silent Promise in '78. Both cds are absolutely beautiful. Turning Point is a jazz/rock band that provides beautiful wordless vocals. Pipi Lemer has such a beautiful, angelic voice. all the musicians provide top flight performances. dave tidball's sax playing and brian miller's keyboard work is relaxed, yet very powerful. paul robinson's drumming and jeff clyne's bass playing provide a smooth rythmic balance. is one cd better than the other? that's a tough question. i enjoy Creatures of the Night a little more probably because i had it on vinyl and was familiar with the songs. but Silent Promise is a great surprise. if you are a fan of weather report, return forever, miles' silent way sessions, later soft machine, you'd probably really enjoy this package. i highly recommend purchasing this beautiful music.
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