Keith Jarrett - Restoration Ruin

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Keith Jarrett - Restoration Ruin
Keith Jarrett - Restoration Ruin
Label: Atlantic | Genre: folk-rock | mp3 320 kbps | Release 1968 | 68,7 Mb
Featuring: Keith Jarrett (voice, guitar, harmonica, soprano sax, piano, electric organ, flute, bass, drums, tambourine, percussion)

“Restoration Ruin is a real oddity in the Jarrett catalog: a vocal album on which he plays all the instruments. And not a jazz vocal album, either, but a folk-rock one in which he alternates – quite literally, track to track – between sub-Dylan outings and more folk-Baroque ones that echo the late-'60s work of artists like Love and Tim Buckley. There's a certain amateurish appeal to the LP, in keeping with other crossover acid folk artists of the period. Yet the fact is that Jarrett is a major jazz musician, but a journeyman-at-best folk-rock singer (with a hoarse, wavering croon-whine), instrumentalist, and songwriter, with a bent for flaky wordplay that gives this a bit of a fried-psychedelic tinge. At times, to be harsh, it's less than journeyman, particularly on the Dylan-esque cuts, which have almost embarrassing wheezing son-of-Dylan harmonica and some downright embarrassing out-of-sync drums. Better are the daintier, more melodic tracks with trimmings of flute, strings, and flamenco-like guitar, like the title song, "For You and Me," and "Sioux City Sue New," with their bossa nova feel”. – Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide


Track Listing:
01. Restoration Ruin
02. All Right
03. For You And Me
04. have A Real Time
05. Sioux City Sue New
06. You're Fortunate
07. Fire And Rain
08. Now He Knows Better
09. Wonders
10. Where Are You Going?

Keith Jarrett - Restoration Ruin