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The most disappointing album ever!,
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This review is from: Theme of Secrets (Audio CD)
I am an ardent Eddie Jobson fan - "UK" by UK *starring* Eddie has to be one of the best rock albums ever. It has been amongst my favourites for over 25 years. I acquired "Danger Money" by UK more recently, which is a respectable album but not in the same league as "UK".
I spent a couple of weeks in expectant anticipation of receiving this album. However, I was disappointed - the album is weak. It has interesting moments, but the arrangements are thin and the lush CS80 and Minimoog textures of "UK" are largely replaced by (now) cliched DX7 sounds which do not gel to make the sort of soundscapes I expected of Mr Jobson. Most of the playing is uncomplicated and makes undemanding listening too. Where "UK" left (leaves) you wanting to immediately replay the same album again and again, "Theme of Secrets" leaves this reviewer wanting to go and make a cup of (weak) tea. I have not yet heard any of his later work, so can only hope that this album was an 80's-induced aberration.
I have a copy to sell if anyone wants it!
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2013 01:02:44 BDT
P. G. Welsh says:
I used to own the tape and I must concur that this was very difficult to love and unrecognisable as being Eddie. That, I'm afraid, is the curse of sequencers and synths.
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 09:06:29 BDT
Cupperty, if you do your research, you'll notice that the principle (and only) instrument Eddie uses on this album is the Synclavier synthesiser - no CS80s, no Minimoogs, no DX7s. How do I know this? I've just checked on my lp copy of the album. I only mention this for the sake of clarity in your review and for other people who may be misled by it.
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