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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 12 May 2007
Both these albums date from the mid seventies, 'Life On Mars' from 1976 and 'What The World Is Coming Too' from 1977. Though neither made much of an impression at the time, due to the popularity of bands such as Jamiroquai and Brand New Heavies the commercial value of 'Jazz Funk' has risen sharply and for fans willing to explore the origins of that genre these are a good place to start. Of principal interest to the 'Jazz Funk crowd' here are 'A Prophet Named K.G, 'Theme From The Planets' and the title track from 'Life On Mars' and 'Ode Infinitum' and the really funky, building 'Disco Lights' from 'What The World Is Coming Too'. Most of the tracks on both albums have a kind of 'spacey vibe' to them in keeping with the 'Life On Mars' theme. There are of course a few (more typical for PIR records) ballads to break things up a little and occasionally Wansel throws in a more 'soundtracky' sounding instrumental ('Stargazer' especially from LOM). While not all of the Jazz Funk material is essential listening (some become a little too self-indulgent and just degenerate into 'directionless noodling') if your a fan of the genre and haven't tried these you could do far worse.
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