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Automatic
Jack Bruce
Automatic
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Digitally remastered edition of the British bassist's 1983 album, appearing here for the first time on CD. Never released outside of Europe, the album saw Jack explore the world of Electronic keyboards alongside his more ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Jack Bruce
Title: Automatic
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Esoteric
Release Date: 5/26/2009
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Blues Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock, British Invasion, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5013929721623

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Album Description
Digitally remastered edition of the British bassist's 1983 album, appearing here for the first time on CD. Never released outside of Europe, the album saw Jack explore the world of Electronic keyboards alongside his more traditional approach to music making. A solo album in the true sense of the word, Automatic was recorded at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row studios with Jack overdubbing most of the instrumentation himself. Featuring such outstanding tracks as 'Make Love (Part II)', 'Encore', 'Green and Blue', 'Swarm' and 'Automatic Pilot', the release of the album on CD is a welcome event for the scores of Jack Bruce fans who have been eagerly awaiting its digital appearance for many years. Esoteric. 2009.

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CD Reviews

Electronic experiments, sublime songs
Bodhi Heeren | Copenhagen | 05/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jack Bruce, mastermusician, composer, vocalist, made a string of brilliant solo albums in the years after Cream broke up. "Songs For A Tailor", "Harmony Row", "Out Of The Storm", masterfully blending hard rock, jazz, powertrio, avantgarde. But after that his soloalbums have been a more uneven affair, mixing the splendid with the more mundane.

One album has always stood out as a masterstroke, "Automatic". So its certainly in due time this excellent and compelling music is out on CD. Really just Jack and a lot of synths and keyboards and perhaps his strongest collection of songs ever. Bruce has always belonged to the chosen few who can write ballads that's not clichériden or sentimental, but instead heartgripping and transcendentally beautiful. Here we get a wholesome dose of those gorgous Jack-ballads, like "The Best Is Still To Come" and "Travellin' Child".

Some of synth-pads may sound a bit outdated, but as a whole this is really timeless quality music. Showing - in the many details - his great musical scope, incorporating elements of jazz and classical in the proceedings. Ranging from fiery soul in "Make Love (pt.II)" to the rather wacky avantgarde of "The Swarm". All of it sung with his trademark golden voice.

And perhaps the finest bunch of lyrics ever from long time collaborator Pete Brown. Often hinting at the transcendental and the spiritual.

(It should be mentioned that there's a great live-version available of the album on Jack's "Rockpalast" DVD).

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Excellent
William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 08/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Think of 1980s techno pop, and Jack Bruce is probably the last name you think. Most people know him from Cream, a name synomomous with mainstreem classic rock.

But Bruce was never a bass player, but always a musican playing bass, working in jazz before and after Cream. So it is natural he would want to work with new sounds.

Automatic is Bruce working almost exclusively with digital keyboards and drums. This may take some getting use to--don't expect Wheels Of Fire or Songs For A Tailor. But the melodies are excellent and Bruce's voice--if he had never picked a bass up he would have still been one of the world's best singers- is strong as ever.

Greart chance to hear an old favorate in a new context.
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