JAR – In Truth We Trust [2001]

Jar (Sweden) - In Truth We TrustCountry Sweden          Style AOR

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Band Members
Ray Alex – Vocals, Jan Andersson – Drums,Bass,Keyboards,Programming, Anders Olsson – Guitars,Keyboards,Programming, LE Ericsson – Additional guitars

Tracks
01. Rain, 02. Grown Up In A City, 03. Hold On, 04. Seriously, 05. Love Is A Stranger, 06. Cowboy, 07. Dreamland, 08. Rosalie, 09. Hold U In My Arms, 10. Tears, 11. In Truth We Trust

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Profile JAR was a musical project born in Stockholm, Sweden during the ’90s. Musicians Jan Anderson and Anders Olsson started to record some of their songs in their own recording studio. They needed a singer, and Ray Alex joined the project. Alex was the first vocalist of the legendary scandi AOR band Glory. He has recorded on the first two singles and also did the backing vocals on the band’s “Danger In This Game”. Taking the first letters of their names, JAR born.

The album took several years to be finished, as they only could use the studio when it not was occupied. In the meantime, guitarist LE Ericsson joined the project. There was until the year 2000 they decided to upload some material at MP3.com, the now mythical site for promotion (the embryo of myspace). JAR received a hot response by the public and interest for the band, and together with MP3.com as ‘label’, released all their nineties recordings as “In Truth We Trust”.

The style is classic melodic rock with dashes of european westcoast. There’s a couple of ballads and various mid-tempos. Ray Alex has a deep voice, sometimes in a ‘crooner’ mood. Anderson and Olsson are both accomplished multi-instrumentalists, with good taste and delicacy. Production (themselves) is a bit thin and cold, but you can find some good tunes here. This CD was released in very limited copies and it’s absolutely out-of-print. A collector’s item.

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