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Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11192 | 01:09:29

Originally issued as a companion album to Moby Grape's sophomore set Wow in 1968, Grape Jam remains one of the more adventurous artifacts of late-'60s rock. As much as Wow demonstrated the San Francisco quintet's awesome scope and songcraft, this improvised studio set showed the band's chops. Months before the acclaimed Super Session, Grape Jam let contemporary pop musicians stretch, experiment and cook to their hearts' content. "Boysenberry Jam," "Black Currant Jam" (Al Kooper guests on piano) and the 14-minute "Marmalade" (Mike Bloomfield guests on piano) are juicy instrumental maneuvers, while "Never" is a tough vocal blues, and the effects-laden psychedelia of "The Lake" reminds you just what coast the band comes from.

Moby Grape's two greatest strengths were that the five members of the band were all top-notch musicians and great songwriters. Grape Jam amply demonstrates the former virtue, while the latter barely figures into the formula at all. As the title suggests, Grape Jam consists of five semi-improvised selections in which the players stretch out at length, primarily on slow, blues influenced numbers, with plenty of ace guitar work from Peter Lewis, Jerry Miller, and Skip Spence, while Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield sit in on keyboards for a few numbers. While there's some potent soloing here, and the rhythm section of Bob Mosley and Don Stevenson show they can adapt to whatever the band throws their way, the tunefulness and tight performances that made Moby Grape one of the finest debut albums of all time is missing in action. As good as the chops on display here may be, great soloing doesn't mean all that much without the context of a good song, and that becomes painfully obvious on "Boysenberry Jam" and "Black Currant Jam." Grape Jam was originally released as a companion piece with Moby Grape's overcooked but compelling second album, Wow (folks who bought Wow could get Grape Jam at a discount), and as a bonus item it's not without interest, but all by itself this meanders far too much for its own good. Grape Jam is akin to hearing a handful of talented musicians goofing off, and while the talent is obvious, so is the aimlessness of the music. [Sundazed Music re-released Grape Jam in 2007 as part of their reissue program of Moby Grape's Columbia back catalog, with the addition of three unreleased tracks. The remastering is excellent, the new graphics are handsome, and Gene Sculatti's liner notes are entertaining and well-informed, but making this album almost 32 minutes longer doesn't do much to address its flaws, though the unreleased version of Milt Jackson's "Bags' Groove" with a horn section sitting in does have its moments.]

Review by Mark Deming, Allmusic.com

Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007



Tracklist:

01. Never (6:15)
02. Boysenberry Jam (6:02)
03. Black Currant Jam (7:10)
04. Marmalade (14:05)
05. The Lake (4:03)

Extra Tracks. Spontaneous Studio Recordings, 1968

06. Grape Jam #2 (9:20)
07. Grape Jam #9 (9:13)
08. Bags' O Groove (13:21)


EAC extraction logfile from 17. November 2007, 13:52 for CD
Moby Grape / Grape Jam

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -1.24 dB -19.61 dB 6:15 01-Never
DR12 -1.24 dB -16.61 dB 6:02 02-Boysenberry Jam
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR13

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Codec: FLAC
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Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Grape Jam (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007