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The Green Album by Eddie Jobson / Zinc

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    The Green Album is the debut album by English rock musician Eddie Jobson, released by Capitol Records in 1983. Jobson, a former member of Roxy Music, had also previously played with Curved Air, Frank Zappa, UK, and Jethro Tull. The album contains Jobson's first (and only) lead vocal performances. He also plays keyboards and violin.

    The album also features ex-Gentle Giant guitarist Gary Green on some tracks along with other musicians loosely referred to as 'Zinc'. The album features a mostly synthesiser based synthpop / progressive rock sound and is a concept album of sorts, with the lyrics centring on a somewhat Orwellian dystopic future society where everything is tinted green.

    Demo versions of "Resident", "Easy for You to Say", "Listen to Reason" and "Green Face" have been leaked to the public. "Nostalgia" and "Walking from Pastel" were included (in different arrangements) in UK's last tour and have also appeared on bootlegs.

    A videoclip for the single "Turn it Over" was recorded. The bass on the videoclip was mimed by bassist Doug Lunn, who doesn't actually play on the album.

    The album was first re-released on CD in 1992 by One Way Records. In 2014 it was re-issued in Japan in the Super Audio CD format.

    Track Listings:
    Transporter 1:11
    Resident 6:01
    Easy For You To Say 4:07
    Prelude 2:30
    Nostalgia 2:27
    Walking From Pastel 2:07
    Turn It Over 4:15
    Green Face 4:22
    Who My Friends... 6:31
    Color Code 1:05
    Listen To Reason 5:56
    Through The Glass 6:03
    Transporter 2 0:22
    Total Time: 46:21
    Artist Name(s):
    Eddie Jobson – vocals, keyboards, electric violin, vocoder
    Nick Moroch – guitar (2,3,8,9)
    Michael Cuneo – guitar (2,9,11,12)
    Gary Green – guitar (11,12)
    Cary Sharaf – guitar (7)
    Jerry Watts – bass (2,5,9,11,12)
    Alon Oleartchik – bass (3,7,8,11)
    Michael Barsimanto – drums (2,3,8,11,12)
    Eddie Jobson
    Release Year: 1983
    Industrial, Symphonic, Synth-Pop
    Album Type:
    Cassette, Compact Disc, LP 33 1/3
    Cover & Packge Design:
    Eddie Jobson, Peter Corriston, Brian Hagiwara
    Studio Name:
    Record Plant, N.Y.C., Minot Sound, Bearsville Sound, Electric Lady Studios, Kingdom Sound
    Mastering: George Marino at Sterling Sound
    Engineer(s): Ray Bardani, Clay Hutchinson, Ron Cote, Paul Mandl, & Richard Hilton
    Label / Publishing
    Label Name:
    Capitol Records, Inc.
    Catalog Number(s):
    1C 064 4001831
    New York City, NY USA
    Jobsongs, Inc.
    Editions / Reissues
    1. The Green Album ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064 4001831 Europe 1983
    2. The Green Album ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records EST 4001831 UK 1983
    3. The Green Album ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-12275 US 1983
    4. The Green Album ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-12275 Canada 1983
    5. The Green Album ‎(LP, Album) EMI, Capitol Records 31C 064 400183 Brazil 1983
    6. The Green Album ‎(LP, Album, Gre) Capitol Records ECS-81607 Japan 1983
    7. The Green Album ‎(Cass) Capitol Records CS-12275 Canada 1983
    8. The Green Album ‎(Cass, Album) EMI Records Ltd. TC EST 400 1834 UK 1983
    9. The Green Album ‎(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT-12275 US 1983
    10. The Green Album ‎(CD, Album, RE) One Way Records (6) S21 56846 US 1992
    11. The Green Album ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial, Ltd) Stress Records (2) Stress 0010187 Russia 2000
    12. The Green Album = ザ・グリーン・アルバム+1 ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Capitol Records UICY-76580 Japan 2014
    13. The Green Album ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Capitol Records, LLC UICY-25549 Japan 2016
    Synthesizers Used
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