Seventh Wave Rec. Mary Jane : To the prettiest one (UK,2002)****
Jo Quin's voice is at her best here, with second / third recorded harmonic voices. Also the group's sound matured. All is in perfect balance : creativity / musicality / warmth / technical skills / rock / folk / acid originality. All top level. EACH interpretation of songs stands out. The Trees influence might be even stronger. A wonderful release, possibly the most perfect of the group so far.
There are various layers, not only in voice(s), but also in guitars (and in various arrangements) that creates the maturity therein.
Mary Jane now is Nick B.Davies, drums and percussion, Martin Griffin, bass guitar, Jo Quin, vocals, flutes, recorders, flageolets, fiddle(s), bodhran, Paul Alan Taylor, acoustic, electric and 12-string guitars, bouzouki, bouzar. I will not credit any of the members here especially, while each talent and skill perfectly contributes to the groups' full sound. Recommended.
Other albums of Mary Jane :
LP/CD Hazy Days ****(EX), single Isle of Wright ****, LP/CD The Gates of Silent Memory ***(VG)