2009’s ‘Escalator’ was a re-emergence album of sorts for this British hard rock act, founded in 1969 with a self-titled debut on the legendary Deram label released in 1972.

Jerusalem: 1972

Fast forward almost four decades and original vocalist, Lynden Williams and guitarist, Bob Cooke decided to record a new album after Sony Music (Japan) reissued Jerusalem’s self-titled debut in its popular Rock Legend Series.

Escalator features three of the tracks from that album in ‘Midnight Steamer’, ‘When The Wolf Sits’ and ‘Hooded Eagle’, along with single, ‘Kamikaze Moth’ while ‘Over The Chasm’, ‘The Void’, ‘Banging All Night Long’ and ‘Spiders’ Rendezvous’ were co-written by Bob and Lynden.

Two highly proficient covers are included here in Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Stone Free’ and ‘Faith Healer’ (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) from a new line-up including bassist, Dave Meros, and drummer, Nick D’Virgilio, at the time, the rhythm section of Los Angeles progressive band, Spock’s Beard. The final spot was filled by keyboard player, Geoff Downes, of Buggles and Asia fame, and on the cusp of rejoining Yes.

This inevitably potent roll call of talent went on to forge a commendable body of work in Escalator, one that should have a place in the heart of every classic rock fan.

Streaming now at : https://open.spotify.com/album/6LibCbeaywPLqXa1MzZvyh?si=50dXIzaFShKMenl742DyYw

TRACKS

  1. Hooded Eagle
  2. Midnight Steamer
  3. Stone Free
  4. Over The Chasm
  5. Kamikaze Moth
  6. The Void
  7. Banging All Night Long
  8. Spiders’ Rendezvous
  9. Faith Healer
  10. When The Wolf Sits

Artist:             Jerusalem

Title:               Escalator

File:                 Rock

Format:         Digital Album

Label:             Singsong Music

Cat No:           SINGSONG114

UPC:                5060683670308

Rel:                 August 14th 2020