U.K. – Night After Night (1979) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:35 minutes | Scans included | 1,84 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 907 MB
U.K. are a British progressive rock supergroup originally active from 1977 until 1980. The band was composed of singer/bassist John Wetton (formerly of King Crimson, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry’s band and Uriah Heep), keyboardist/electric violinist Eddie Jobson (formerly of Curved Air, Roxy Music and Frank Zappa’s band), guitarist Allan Holdsworth (formerly of Tempest, Soft Machine, The New Tony Williams Lifetime and Gong) and drummer Bill Bruford (formerly a full member of Yes and King Crimson, and also a tour drummer for Genesis), later replaced by drummer Terry Bozzio (formerly of Frank Zappa’s band).
The third and final record by the progressive rock trio U.K. was recorded during a 1979 concert in Japan, although it was not released until after the group disbanded; by this time the group featured bassist and lead vocalist John Wetton with ex-Zappa sidemen Eddie Jobson (keyboards and electric violin) and drummer Terry Bozzio. “Night After Night” serves a driving opener, followed by “Rendezvous 6:02,” primarily a feature for Jobson’s keyboard wizardry. The instrumental “Alaska” is a bit bombastic on the scale of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, though the hard-rocking “In the Dead of Night” makes up for it. Jobson switches to violin for the high-energy closer, “Caesar’s Palace Blues” (which is not actually a blues). This is easily the best of U.K.’s rather small discography.
01. Night After Night
02. Rendezvous 6:02
03. Nothing To Lose
04. As Long As You Want Me Here
06. Time To Kill
07. Presto Vivace And Reprise
08. In The Dead Of Night
09. Caeser’s Palace Blues
10. When Will You Realize
DSD flat transferred from U.K. original analogue master tapes.
Edited in DSD by Manabu Matsumura at Universal Music Studios, Tokyo, in 2014.