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3.50 | 40 ratings | 2 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Italian Song (2:54)
2. I'll Find My Way Home (4:30)
3. State Of Independence (4:22)
4. One More Time (6:16)
5. A Play Within A Play (7:01)
6. The Friends Of Mr. Cairo (11:50)
7. Outside Of This (Inside Of That) (5:03)
8. He Is Sailing (4:11)
9. I Hear You Now (4:48)

Total Time: 50:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Jon Anderson / vocals
- Vangelis / (almost) all instruments
- Carol Kenyon / backing vocals
- Dick Morrisey / flute

Releases information

LP Polydor Records (1984)

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JON & VANGELIS The Best Of Jon & Vangelis ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Having collected all albums of this collaborative work between Jon Anderson and Greek composer Vangelis in the format of cassettes, this compilation was my first "budgetary" project to upgrade all of them into CD format. Yep, it was a bold and strategic decision because this compilation enough to bring best memories accummulated since eighties with respect to Jon and Vangelis. (Of course I could not afford to buy LPs when I was a student - how could I man? I was just a poor student with great passion for music. Really great - that's why I collected all my prog music mostly in the format of cassette. Oh, BTW they are all still in a very good condition until now - 600 prog cassettes!).

Two songs really worth your monies: "I'll Find My Way Home" and "The Friends of Mr. Cairo". Both are excellently composed and delivered. You won't regret at all with this compilation CD. BTW, I purchased this at the time for USD 6.00 only. So cheap and ... memorable man! (this is the most important thing. I did not bother to spend USD 12, actually. But what can I say, the CD store offers me with 6? Value for money!).

Unfortunately this compilation is missing one important song and the best song from Jon and vangelis: "Horizon". But it's OK. If you never heard the music of Jon and Vangelis, just purchase this CD. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace will come - GW

Review by richardh
4 stars Well although this collection lacks Horizon it still stands up well as a compilation.All the songs are top notch.'A Play Within A Play' and 'Friends of Mr Cairo' are the best prog style songs here but I do like the 'poppy' stuff as well.'State Of Independence' was famously covered by Donna Summer with a star studied choir.'I'll Find My Way Home' is superb and a lovely sentiment.'I Hear You Now' shows Jon Andersons spiritual side perfectly.This is all great stuff.4.5 stars.

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