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A true purveyor of Peace,
This review is from: Song Of Seven (Audio CD)
A real departure from the 'Yes' Jon Anderson, from the Olias of Sunhillow's mystical and ethereal qualities and not rock at all, as in his LP 'Animation'.
A more open and honest selection of songs it is and this more accessible and as yet, the only solo LP of his I've replaced with CD.
Some Are Born could have been backed and produced alongside Vangelis, Heart of the Matter is upbeat and charismatically jumpy. But side 2, on the LP, is where the real magic lies...
In an almost seamless flow of warmth and beauty, Everybody Loves You, an upbeat pop song whose message is abundantly clear, then transcends into a hypnotic three track segue, culminating in the magnificent title track, that calms, cleanses and refreshes like no other three tracks together I know.
Sounds all a bit lovey-dovey and naff? Maybe, but this CD is one of my most played and the last time it was just after a spin of Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf and some from The Specials, so MOR and syrupy naffness are not on my musical horizon.
Of course, this a personal feeling to an old favourite and many may well disagree, but I guess that if you've got this far, you will like it too.