Sunday 12 July 2020

Passport - Garden Of Eden (1979)

The ninth album from this German band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, bass, guitars, drums, percussion and vocals.
Two guest musicians added harp and female vocals.

Klaus Doldinger & Co had left the instrumental fusion scene behind them and gone a bit funk and vocals dominated fusion.

There is this Miami sound all over the album.

There is still some Klaus Doldinger trademark on this album. There is a lot of saxophones and guitars here. Add keyboards too.

Unfortunate, the male and female vocals means some pretty dire songs too and they.... well, they are dire.

Commercial sounding, they are and only Klaus saxophones saves them from a total disaster. It is a close thing, though.

This is not a Passport album who lives up to the standards the band set on their first albums. It is a half-decent album and one to forget.

1.5 points

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