About this record.
“Jade Warrior” is UK progressive rock outfit with a unique progressive sound. The most important albums by the band were released on the legendary “Vertigo” label.
The group was formed in 1970 and emerged out of “July”. “July” released maybe the best UK psych album of all times. Extremely rare and very expensive nowadays.
“Jade Warrior” released their first album, simply called “Jade Warrior” (up for sale here) in 1971. The music on the album is unique. It is progressive rock. No doubt about that. But it has a unique style. Far Eastern influences were added to the sound which gives it a fantastic vibe. The musicianship is out of this planet. Fantastic guitar work!! From start to finish this album is fantastic. It is one of my favourite UK Vertigo releases from the “Swirl” period.
After their debut, the band released 2 other albums on Vertigo. A third album (“Eclipse”) was never released but was recorded. Their is only one test pressing copy in the world which of course is a holy grail for many.
After their Vertigo period, the group released 4 other albums on the “Island” label in the 70’s.
The group came back in the mid-80’s and released work during the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.