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Jon & Vangelis


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3 stars The fourth and the last album by Jon and Vangelis "Page of life" is the most confusing one in term of release version. The first (I would say the original) version was released in 1991 and it contains 12 tracks, of which one "Wisdom Chain" is released as a single. The album seem didn't get much attention so in 1998, a second version of the same album was released in the USA with some differences in the set list as well as album cover even though the album title is the same. The one posted in this site is the second version (USA). The album that I have contains this set list: 1. Wisdom chain, 2. Page of life, 3. Money, 4. Jazzy box, 5, Garden of senses, 6. Is it love, 7. Anyone can light a candle, 8. Be a good friend of mine, 9. Shine for me, 10. Genevieve, 11. Journey to Ixtlan, 12. Little guitar. The cd-single that was released with the first edition is now highly sought after by both admirers of Jon Anderson as well as Vangelis because it contains the melancholic "Sing with your eyes" which can not be found anywhere else...

"Page of Life" took many years to complete as it seemed the two gentlemen had some initiatives, ideas and styles of their individual preferences and fine tuned them into a one cohesive album. Especially with Vangelis who might may have lost interest after initial sessions, changing studios plus record companies. So it took quite some time to get the on the market, plus having some session-musicians for additional percussion and Jon Anderson in charge for the beautiful 'Is It Love' - a track that some critics mentioned as an uncredited ABWH track. They left out material recorded long time ago in 1986, in which 'Sing With Your Eyes' appeared on the CD-single released with the album. Musically, the original album version that I have (the 1991 version) is a very interesting album and very enjoyable especially if you listen to it during night time like I did last night. Half of the album contains music that have been common with Jon and Vangelis album but the other half has some different styles with some influences of jazz music. I enjoy both the common ones and the new style with jazz influence.

It's a very good album and it's a must for Jon and Vangelis fans. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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