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Jon & Vangelis


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4 stars When you get this CD, please skip your CD player five times until you reach track 6 "Horizon"! The track title sounds familiar to you hah? I guess so, if you are familiar with seventies prog. Nope, it won't continue with "Supper's Ready" as this is neither Genesis nor an exploration of Steve Hackett's acoustic guitar work that precedes Supper's Ready in Genesis "Foxtrot" album. Yes, it's totally different game even though the title is the same. And after you got number 6 displayed at your player's LCD please turns off all lights in your room, take a deep breathe, sit back and relax . enjoy everything comes out from your speaker system, have an open mind ... what do you get? Yeah man! It's a stream of powerful music that might have taken you to a journey to the other world, the world of paradise and peacefulness .

In amongst the rings of confusion Silencing the thought powers one by one It seems all so incredible Our own ability to confuse - to sacrifice To enlighten like a Shakespearian play We foolish and happily hold on to sanity While all around the pushing And prodding of our feelings The twisting and turning of our hearts Displaying an almost indefinable strength Of purpose - a reason a reason a reason Where no reasons seems to exist

Oh .. what a powerful combination of lyrics and music that is so relaxing . And I like when the lyrical verse continued with Jon's unique voice: Yet, as in a vision, a voice transcending All our imagination, jewel of life Guiding light heralding a joyous new dawn. Clear and gifted time ... The music flows beautifully with synthesizer sounds in relatively slow tempo style. Peace will Come Peace will Come Peace will Come Will Come .

Even though Horizon itself is worth your money to own this album, other tracks are also excellent, like radio hit "Deborah" (it's suitable for those who are falling in love . "I read your letter .." cihuy ..!!!). All tracks featured here are nice songs including "He Is Sailing", "And When The Night Comes", "Italian Song" and "Polonaise". The music is SO RELAXING, SO REWARDING, SO PEACEFUL .what else???? You name it. It has everything BUT guitar riffs.....(this is time to take break from prog met man!)

What can I say? It's a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED album. Don't expect something complex, it's a peaceful music that no one should tolerate himself / herself for missing this album. Get out and buy the CD! Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace will come! - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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