Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Anderson Ponty Band - Better Late Than Never CD (album) cover

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Anderson Ponty Band

 

Crossover Prog

3.65 | 45 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

tbstars1
3 stars You either like things or you don't. I can appreciate the musicianship on offer throughout, but I never liked either Owner of a Lonely Heart or Roundabout so, before I settle down, I am already preparing to write off 2 tracks of the 14. And the versions on offer, here, do nothing to change my mind. To this ditch list we quickly add Listening With Me, Infinite Mirage, Soul Eternal and Renaissance Of The Sun, none of which are my cup of tea. Music for lounge lizards: I'm just not on this wavelength.

So that leaves us with Intro, A For Aria, ICU, Time And A Word (wonderful interpretation - streets ahead of the rather dull original), Wondrous Stories, And You And I, I See You Messenger and New New World, which, collectively, give you about half an hour of absolutely terrific and varied music which I can listen to over and over again. The new versions of Wondrous Stories and And You And I, in particular, are quite magnificent, with characteristically delicate vocals from Jon accompanied by hauntingly cascading piano backdrops. Just stunning.

So it's each to his own. I couldn't possibly rate this higher than 3 stars because I am peering into so many black holes, but what's left behind has all the making of a truly dazzling star.

tbstars1 | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ANDERSON PONTY BAND review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives