Khavas Jute - Wide Open

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK 191
Format: LP
Total Time: 40:35:00

You see before you the only album that Khavas Jute would ever make. And it was a fine one indeed. Wide Open has been considered an underground progressive rock classic by many fans and critics alike.

Dennis Wilson's (not the Beach Boy) vocals are a dead ringer for Eric Clapton's while he was with Cream. The music found on side one of the LP is more straight forward rock, while side two offers more progressive rock and spatter of the blues.

The LP's sound is a 9 on a scale of 10, which makes your listening experience that much more lively and electrifying. Their crowning glory is the track "Parade Of Fools," which is the best example of their authoritative sound. It closes the album out with a flourish of varied instrumentation and stellar lead vocals.

This group may have lacked for content because this was the only album they ever made, but they made sure that this was a superior effort that would leave an impression. They succeeded in impressing my scrutinizing ears in more ways than one. I can understand why this was worth repacking, remastering, and circulating once again. Comet Records has uncovered yet another lost jewel of prog-rock history. The LP is housed in stunning gatefold sleeves with eye catching period artwork on the cover and black and white photos of the band inside.

It's now time to add another gem to your treasure chest of missing musical links.

Originally released by Infinity in 1971; reissued and remastered in 2008 by Aztec Music (AVS 015)

Side One: Free (5:15) / Odyssey (4:01) / Up There (2:51) / She's So Hard To Shake (4:18) / Vikings (4:33)

Side Two: Steps Of Time (3:24) / Twenty Three (3:51) / Ascend (3:13) / Parade Of Fools (9:09)

2008 reissue includes bonus tracks: Politician (6:26) / She's So Hard To Shake (4:23) / Ascend (1:48) / Asension (1:45) / Parade Of Fools (10:53)

Dennis Wilson -guitar, bottleneck, acoustic and wah-wah guitars, lead vocals
Bob Daisley - bass and vocal harmonies
Tim Gaze - guitar, steel guitar, piano, vocals
Dannie Davidson ? drums

Wide Open (1971/2002/2008)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin AU

Added: June 2nd 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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