Bruce, Jack - More Jack Than God

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Sanctuary Records Group
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 63:02:00

More Jack Than God is a thought provoking title is it not? Jack Bruce is back with another studio effort and it is his finest work in a very long time. Actually, I think the title is easy enough to understand, he is saying that this album is all Jack and he is doing an ego check, he is not a God.

The fact that he has Vernon Reid (Living Colour) playing lead guitar and Bernie Worrell on the Hammond is definite plus for Bruce. The man always surrounds himself with the very best. When one of your first gigs was playing with Eric Clapton, where do you go from there? I think he has chosen his band mates very well over the years.

This album is an utter work of genius, combining rock, blues, jazz and world influences for a tastefully well-done smorgasbord of music. Even the rehashed ?I Feel Free? and ?Politician? sound sparkly new and refreshing. The best track is the curtain closer ?Lost In The City (Jam Mix),? it is a flat out rockin' progressive-blues-rock workout. Surely, its one of the best tracks I have ever heard from Bruce. His voice sounds great, and although it has mellowed with age, he is a master at enunciating and putting proper emphasis on key words in a song.

Jack Bruce has proven once again (as if he had to) that he is unequivocally one of the best bass players on earth, easily in the top five of active recording artists in the world today.

So They Invented Race (6:17) / Follow the Fire (4:22) / Kelly's Blues (5:29) / We're Going Wrong (5:14) / Bizniz (4:53) / Progress (2:35) / I Feel Free (3:44) / Ricin (Daylight Gathering) (3:45) / The Night That Once Was Mine (3:55) / Milonga Too (3:24) / Cold Island (4:57) / Uh, Oh! (4:36) / Politician (5:53) / Lost in the City (Jam Mix) (7:18)

Jack Bruce - synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, piano, Hammond organ, vocals, bass pedals, digital drums
Bernie Worrell - Hammond organ
Robert Ameen - drums
Malcolm Bruce - guitar, piano
Richie Flores - conga, vocals
Horacio "El Negro" Hern?ndez - drums, vocals
Vernon Reid - guitar
Godfrey Townsend - acoustic guitar


Songs For A Tailor (1969/2003*)
Things We Like (1970/2003*)
Harmony Row (1971/2003*)
At His Best (1972)
Out Of The Storm (1974/2003*)
How's Tricks (1977)
I've Always Wanted To Do This (1980)
Greatest Hits (1980)
Truce (1982)
Automatic (1983)
Willpower: A Twenty-Year Retrospective (1989)
A Question Of Time (1990)
Somethin' Els (1993)
Jack Bruce & Friends (1994)
Cities Of The Heart (1994)
BBC Radio 1 In Concert [Live] (1995)
Collection (1995)
Monkjack (1995)
Sitting On Top Of The World [Live] (1997)
Live On The Old Grey Whistle Test (1998)
Concert Classics, Vol 9 (1999)
Shadows In The Air (2001)
You Said (2002)
Jet Set Jewel (2003)
Live At The Manchester Free Trade Hall (2003)
More Jack Than God (2003)

Jack Bruce And Friends (DVD) (2002)

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: November 16th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website:
Hits: 830
Language: english


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