Wednesday 1 November 2017

Jane - Beautiful Lady (1986)

The eleventh album from this German band.

Jane was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, piano, keyboards, harmonium and English vocals.

The standards of their latest albums had not exactly been great. Their 1982 album Germania (review here) was pretty poor. You can also read reviews of some far better albums somewhere else in this blog.

The band took a four years long break. I hoped that long break would mean some fresh air and some better ideas and music.

I was wrong.

The 1980s was a year of excesses, bad style, cheesy songs and bad sound. Something this album has incorporated. This album is a pop-rock album with some cheesy melodies and choruses.

They have even tried a cover version of John Lennon's masterpiece Imagine. They have called it Imagination (to avoid paying John Lennon's estate ?) and added some music before and after the main theme which is Imagine. It is a terrible version and it makes the listener despair.

Ditto for the rest of the music on this forty-six minutes long album. This is commercial pop-rock. Third rate commercial pop-rock focused on the title track which has some very poor taste female and male vocals. Ditto for the music.

This album is a turkey and just that. Avoid !!!

1 point

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