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John Wetton


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3.00 | 29 ratings

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2 stars Mondrago is nice opener guitar led mid tempo instrumental with early 80-s feeling. Reminding some Gilmour solo works. But second song will bring you back to the world of keyboard based neo-pop-prog. It looks Clive Nolan and Geoffrey Downes are good pair for that business.

After things go as you can expect. Dated bombastic songs with strong pop-smell go one after another. Vocals too often sounds uninspired, all music generally is unsuccessful combination of pop-hard-rock and neo-prog clichés.

Down tempo songs ,where musicians team used mostly as back-up band for vocalist, hardly are that kind of music which will attract new listeners or even will save old fans.

Musical material is not strong enough, so the potential of musicians wasn't realized in full. After some songs you will openly become bored waiting what happens after. It's pity to say, but nothing will happens. Try to survive till Altro Mondo, synth based slow instrumental ( symptomatically, on this singer's album best compositions all are instrumentals).

I am always critical to Asia works, but it looks that even they were better than this Wetton's solo work! Take Me To The Waterline, first real rock song on the album, sounds a bit better but very dated and powerless again.

Album is finished by short vocals choral "When You Were Young". Hmm, nothing to say....

Album for Wetton fans and collectors only.

snobb | 2/5 |


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