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Not Just For The Prog At Heart,
This review is from: Lifesigns (Audio CD)
So this is what happens when John Young (Bonnie Tyler Band/Scorpions), Nick Beggs (Kagagoogoo), Martin Beedle (Cutting Crew) & sound engineer Steve Rispin (Uriah Heep/Virgil & The Accelerators) get to spend some time together. Not obviously a formula for progressive rock but when you look deeper into their history you'll find links to Asia, John Wetton, Fish, The Skys & Steven Wilson. Add to this a list of special guests reading Robin Boult (Fish/Howard Jones), Thijs van Leer (Focus), Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson) & Steve Hackett (Genesis) and you get what is an absolute gem not only for those with prog at heart but anyone who enjoys quality rock music.
Five songs in 54 minutes (not really long enough guys) with the shortest song 'At The End Of The World' coming in at 8:23.
John Young's Keyboards & Vocals are the obvious force behind this release and fans of his previous work ('Significance', 'JYB Live' & 'Life Underground')should not be scared off by the prog label as there are many sections of this release which will be familiar to them but although Nick Beggs (whose opening bass riff to 'Fridge Full Of Stars' is an absolute classic) & Martin 'Frosty' Beedle play a major role in creating the ambience of the music contained here the silent star is sound engineer Steve Rispin who gives the songs a depth & texture that make it a modern classic and that is before you add three great guitar performances and the legend that is Thijs van Leer on flute.
Whether you go for the soon to be available Limited Edition (250) Vinyl edition or the CD, followers of Genesis, Yes, Marillion, It Bites, Focus, King Crimson, Jethro Tull & IQ will find instant pleasure here but any lover of good music should give this a try. Don't be 'Too Shy', Dive In.