- Audio CD (March 30, 1993)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued
- Label: One Way Records Inc
- ASIN: B000002R9U
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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The Green Album Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued
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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued, March 30, 1993
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According to outside sources, this "Eddie Jobson - Zinc" album was originally meant to be titled "The Green Album" and credited to the band name Zinc. Probably a good move by the record company to "mess things up", as Jobson is clearly the star here, and no one else is a name player besides Gentle Giant's Gary Green (hmmmm...Green....) who only plays on the final two tracks. Three other guitarists split the axe duties, two guys share bass duties, and a Michael Barsimanto plays some decent - but fairly 1980's-sounding - drums.
The music itself? Well, the "Transporter" bookends to the album are short, spacey instrumentals. The rest of the album alternates between prog/synth-pop songs (in an Alan Parsons sort of style) and almost "new age" instrumentals, roughly tied together by sub-par lyrics that regularly reinforce the Green theme. I view tracks 4, 5 & 6 as a sort of "new age suite", as the songs have similar coloring (unintended pun) and blend into each other. Favorite songs include "Resident", "Turn It Over", "Green Face" and "Through The Glass", as they sound more like solid prog/pop to me.
Jobson does all of the vocals; a cross between Jon Anderson and whoever sang "Eye In The Sky" for Alan Parsons Project. I like them well enough. I wish he would have featured the violin more on this album, but his keyboard playing is top-notch (with passing nods to U.K. in a few spots).Read more ›
PS> Also check his stint with Curved air (aircut album; metamorphosis) and Roxy music (Siren album; She sells). Great stuffs.
The remaster job on this is lively and does nothing but enhance the final product. IMHO, the greatest work of music featuring the talented Mr. J.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
one of my favorite albums from years ago. glad I found this again.Published 8 months ago by deerock
In 1983, Top keyboardist Eddie Jobson recorded ZINC (The Green Album). And as anyone could think it showed his virtuosism and virtuosity letting clear that a great finger... Read morePublished on July 17, 2005 by Jesmorh
Fans of ELP, UK, etc. Eddie jobson made an excellent prog solo CD after quitting UK. Very recommended for keyboardists; on level withe emerson and wakeman, and even more, really. Read morePublished on November 6, 2001 by Ignaciocuev
Excellent!!! This LP is unique from most of the stuff I have heard Jobson do in the past. Perhaps because this is a 'solo' LP, and no other musicians contribute. It's raw Jobson! Read morePublished on June 19, 2001 by Dave
Although this album echos early 80's prog. rock, I feel that Mr. Jobson is a master at creating ethereal landscapes, and the melodious chord progressions are amazing; but it takes... Read morePublished on June 10, 1999