This album never seems to date or age. There is a unique creative energy about this collection that is as compelling today as it was in 1984. Musical alchemy? There's certainly something magic about the collaboration of Jon Anderson and Vangelis. It's difficult not to smile or feel uplifted by the power of I'll Find My Way Home and I Hear You Now. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, and could easily have been twice as long.
great album always loved jon & vangelis nothing can come near them!!!!!!!
Jon and Vangelis collaboration
Never got to see either live but one day I will. I'll find my way home in the early 90's was and probably still is, many radio One DJ's favourite song of all time. Need I say more??? ..... Download and listen, don't dismiss until you've listened to the album at least twice.
Haunting new age sounds
You either like Jon Anderson's voice or you don't. James Blunt has nothing on this erstwhile Yes frontman when it comes to the high register - Anderson is pretty close to being a counter-tenor. But every song is an ideal vehicle for his distinctive sound. There are only 9 tracks on the CD, which is unfortunate, but prehaps this is made up for by the fact that The Friends of Mr Cairo is nearly 12 minutes long. The keyboard work is unsurpassed - Vangelis is brilliant. I don't know who came up with the idea of bringing these two together, but it was a stroke of genius.