JAKKO M JAKSZYK – Secrets & Lies (2020)

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JAKKO M JAKSZYK had a life-changing moment when he saw King Crimson playing Watford Town Hall on the 15th July 1971. Hearing the band that night instilled in the 13-year-old Jakko a determination to become a professional musician, setting him off on the road to what has been by any definition a remarkable career.
2020 sees the release of Jakszyk’s latest solo album, “Secrets & Lies” featuring KING CRIMSON bandmates Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin, and Mel Collins. The songs that explore topics such as obsession, betrayal, the shifting grounds of contemporary politics, and the tangled threads of family history, ”Secrets And Lies” balances sensitive writing, musical technique, and accessible tunes cast in an impressively cinematic sound world.
Captivating and impressive prog album with melodic sensibility all over.

With three of the tracks, ‘Separation’, ‘Under Lock & Key’ and ‘Uncertain Times’ originating in King Crimson’s writing sessions, the result is a mature work brimming with yearning melodies in symphonic or widescreen settings, fluid guitar work, and Jakko’s heartfelt, emotional vocals.
Boasting guest contributions from SIMPLE MINDS bassist John Giblin, LEVEL 42’s Mark King and VAN DER GRAFF GENERATOR’s Peter Hammill, who co-wrote one of the songs, this is Jakko Jakszyk’s most accomplished solo release to date.
HIGHLY Recommended


01. Before I Met You
02. The Trouble With Angels
03. Fools Mandate
04. The Rotters Club is Closing Down
05. Uncertain Times
06. It Would All Make Sense
07. Secrets, Lies & Stolen Memories
08. Under Lock & Key
09. The Borders We Traded
10. Trading Borders
11. Separation


Jakko Jakszyk – vocals, guitar
Robert Fripp – guitar, keyboards
Gavin Harrison – drums
Tony Levin – basses, stick
John Giblin – bass
Mark King – bass
Mel Collins – saxophone, flute
Peter Hammill – vocals, keyboards, guitar
Al Murray – vocals


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2 Responses

  1. Derek Baker says:

    Can you guys upload the 2018 P-Vine CD reissue of Left Lane’s 1985 album In Common? It is a jazzy Westcoast / AOR masterpiece that is hard to find. It was the band led by Peter & Jim Mayer, who founded cult classic AOR band PM in the late 80’s.

    I don’t make requests often, but this album is amazing and I really would appreciate an upload. Thank you!

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