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1 Sep 2016

Jupiter Sunset “Back In The Sun” 1970 French Prog Pop

Jupiter Sunset “Back In The Sun” 1970 French Prog Pop
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The Beatles is a good start point here. To be more precise; Paul McCartney songs in that band. Moody Blues and Aphrodites Child also springs to mind here. This is in short orchestral pop music bordering to progressive rock. 
The sound is overly bloated and the songs are bordering to being over the top overly dramatic. Strings and other orchestral instruments are adding a lot of colours and pathos to the guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and English vocals here. 
The end result is a couple of good songs and some rather cringe worthy stuff. It is a decent album which is well worth checking out. It is not a masterpiece though. 


The Moody Blues comparisons are easy to understand in this band's case. However even if Jupiter Sunset's sound reminds The Moody Blues' sound quite much their songwriting skills are not as impressive. And neither is the instrumental work. The best song here is the album opener "Novgorod" which is a really beautiful one. Some of the other songs are nice too but you'll find mediocre material from this record as well. 

I'm not that convinced about this only LP by this French band. It has potential to be better than it actually is. Overall this S/T record is a quite average collection of songs. Not really recommended unless you're a big fan of The Moody Blues and you want to find another similar sounding band....by....CooperBolan....~ 


In the names of the French band Jupiter Sunset and her album "Back In The Sun" (label "Pathé"), our life-giving Svetilo probably repeats not by chance. It is probably a call of blood, echoes of ancient Gallic beliefs. The Gauls had a very cultured sun. They believed that the sun is plunged into the water every evening; therefore in the Celtic countries the name "solar source" was distributed. The Gallic word denoting the sun (grian) is feminine, and the beautiful galleon was called "the sun among the girls." In France and Germany, many images of goddesses adorned with sun discs have been found ... But what kind of galls are there? ... It is enough to look at the domes of churches depicted under the rainbow of the city to understand what is meant ... 

The emotional music played by Jupiter Sunset can not be called a masterpiece, but it is very melodic and can be a great pleasure if the listener does not look for a sophisticated, heaped and certainly innovative progressive rock. So for a long time already they do not write and do not sing ... And the advice given by the musicians to the title of the album is very relevant for us. Everybody is happy in the sun. If the disks are sorted by subject, then the place of this release is somewhere in the company with the albums The Moody Blues, Barclay James Harvest, Earth and Fire (of course, it is much more modest). On the site top.france, where the list of the best minions of the country for 1970 is placed, the gramophone Jupiter Sunset with the single "Back In The Sun" is ranked 40th. By the way, the minion was also published in Italy and Spain (here called "De Vuelta En El Sol"). The authors of "Back In The Sun" are Boris Bergman, Armand Canfora and Michel Jourdan. And because of the charming opening track called "Novgorod", the album is more interesting to us doubly. 




Tracklist 

A1 Novgorod 3:50 
A2 Starlighter 2:40 
A3 Highway Man 1:50 
A4 Run Peeble Run 3:55 
A5 Acre Of Land 3:05 
B1 Back In The Sun 3:50
B2 Monte-Carlo 2:20
B3 Don't Slam The Door When You Leave 3:10
B4 So Long Lorraine 3:00 
B5 Two Castles 3:30 

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