Ruphus, Let Your Light Shine, 1976

ruphus - let your light shineSecond time a 2019 Ruphus remaster has arrived here. And this is their third album, which marks a departure from their progrock roots and sees them venture more into  jazz rock territory.

The press info tells me that this album opened them up to a much larger European audience. But after listening to this a couple of times, I am afraid I hardly get it. Okay, solid playing as usual, and the jazz influences are limited to the degree that they stay away from all too loose and form free playing. But for me the deal breaker is the wordless singing. Just not my thing I guess.

If that is something you dig, or if you did fall for the music at the time, then this is for you!

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