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Jon & Vangelis


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3.15 | 104 ratings

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4 stars This is a fantastic LP, and by far the best of the collaborations between these two.

Italian Song features Jon at his ethereal and emotional best, whilst the tribute to his daughter Deborah is simply stunning and beautiful, a masterwork of a man with such a creative voice and love of life. It's a love song that never fails to move me when I listen to it.

And When The Night Comes is again a very pleasant song. The reason why this LP only gets 4 stars are Polonaise and He is Sailing - both pleasant enough but not essential before you get to the prog masterpiece that is Horizons. Swirling heavy keyboards mix with Jon's plea for peace to finally come to our troubled planet. It has to be heard to be believed, and I think this is the track which Yes would have recorded had Vangelis joined them instead of Patrick Moraz - i.e. that line ups very own Close to the Edge.

This is not an LP which will challenge you intellectually or musically like most of the Yes output, but if, as I do, you believe that Jon Anderson and his vision of life and the world were essential to that band's output, then you will not fail to enjoy this celebration of a great voice and love songs.

lazland | 4/5 |


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