Wonderful and, by the way, what a statement it makes,
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I'm a different kind of reviewer here. I'd read about Jade Warrior in Sound on Sound, in the '80s, and was put off by how expensive the albums were. It wasn't the money so much as the principle! Consequence: I hadn't heard a bar of it until a few days ago (unless unknowingly and by accident). Imagine my surprise and delight then, as a basically intelligent and cultured muso!
What particularly grabs my about these guys, apart from the evident beauty of the music, is the way they have stuck to an agenda (the whole Jade Warrior thing) despite the years. I don't really have a point of reference for judging this album vis-a-vis albums from the '70s, and just hear first class music-making. They sound like a band full steam ahead with the Jade Warrior agenda and I'm assuming there will be more albums as good as this. Hope so!