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Jon Anderson


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3 stars One thing for sure, regardless music quality, the sonic quality of this CD is definitely "superb"! I salute the producer (Stewart Levine) who has made this recording is a pleasant thing to enjoy in terms of high fidelity. I got the mixing is totally perfect: well balanced bass, transparent treble and not too sharp and clear mid-range. Oh hopefully all prog music are recorded with this level of sonic quality. It's so perfect!

As I said before, the solo albums of Jon Anderson (except the debut "Olias of Sunhillow") are basically pop outfits - so as the case with this "In The City of Angels". But, I do not mind playing this album repetitively because whenever I play this CD with decent home stereo, the sounds produced are superb! Everything is so clear. In fact right from the start of opening track "Hold On To Love" which reminds me to Yes' "Hold On" is recorded with crystal clear sound. The second track "If It Wasn't For Love" continues with another great sonic quality - and the music itself is not bad at all. From this track I can sense the style of ABWH music. The third track "Sundancing" reminds me to ABWH's "Teakbois" - well at list the keyboard work is very similar. With "New Civilization" Jon wants to explore his musical boundary through the use of percussion like in Latin music. Again the voice of Jon makes the song quite interesting in melody as well as textures. His vocal layers are quite unique and have enriched the song.

Overall, I think this is a good album by Jon Anderson especially if you see it NOT from progressive rock perspectives. Keep on proggin'!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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