RED JASPER A Midsummer Night’s Dream/The Winter’s Tale

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RED JASPER A Midsummer Night's Dream/The Winter's Tale

CD TRACKLISTING

CD1 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1. Sonnet 1
2. Virtual Reality
3. Berkana
4. Dreamscape (parts 1 & 2)
5. Jean’s Tune
6. Invitation to a dance
7. Treasure Hunt
8. Sonnet 2
BONUS TRACKS
9. Virtual Reality Live
10. Dreamscape (parts 1 & 2) Live
CD2 – The Winter’s Tale
1. Overture
2. Introductia
3. The Shamen’s Song
4. The Night Visitor
5. The Scent of Something (What
Every New Day Yearns For Most)
6. Ship on the Sea
7. Bread & Circuses
8. Shepherd’s Revels
9. Dark Room
10. Sonnet 3
11. Underture
BONUS TRACK
12. Sonnet 2 Live
(Bonus tracks recorded
live in Breda, Holland, 1993)

Over a two year period RED JASPER recorded the two albums coupled together for this release. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was recorded in 1993 and “The Winter’s Tale” in 1994 at Broadoak Studios in Hampshire, England. To promote the releases the band started to tour Europe including playing support to FISH. Their crowning European moment was headlining The Aurora Borealis Festival in Tilburg, Holland during 1994.

Progressive Rock was their forte and as one reviewer said of “Midsummer” – “as the listener get’s more and more into Red Jasper’s world the more there is to discover” another said of “Winter’s Tale” “there is so much to hear that it takes a few listens to fully recognize the majesty of the music”

Listen to the music of Red Jasper who have been described as “Motorhead meets Jethro Tull”

MUSICIANS
DAVEY DODDS, ROBIN HARRISON, DAVID CLIFFORD, LLOYD GEORGE, JONATHON THORNTON

Reviews

Perhaps, in the end the concept has worn thin, and one record in this vein would have sufficed. Yet it's impossible not to admire such an undertaking in the shallow climate of '90s. The Bard would have liked it. ***** / ***

DME Music Site


Fish era Marillion shows up as a very strong influence, although the ever present folk themes continue via the usage of mandolin, whistles and bodhran...a strange and unusual mix of traditional English music, 80's neo-prog and stinging aggression, Red Jasper were a band slightly out of their time, but nonetheless enjoyable for being so...

Fireworks magazine (Sep-Oct 2012)


 

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