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5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air, 26 July 2011
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This review is from: Survival & Other Stories (Audio CD)
After spending several weeks listening to the new YEs album, and being thoroughly underwhelmed by it's pseudo-Dramaesque style (it's good enough, but pretty much "yes by numbers" to my ears) I decided to give Jon Anderson's new work a listen through Spotify. And what I found was an album of startling beauty that gripped me from the beginning and hasn't let go.

Jon's vocals are as distinctive as ever, but more importantly they are as crisp, clear and beguiling as ever, his is a voice which, given it's tone and apparant fragility you would think would have suffered the ravages of time, but to the contrary he sounds as wonderful as ever - which at 66 is no mean feat!

The songs, whilst maybe straying into the spiritual too obviously for my liking sometimes, are always lsitenable, and the air of optimism that permeates the album makes me smile regularly.

Basically this is an album that could be used as an introduction to Anderson, but will also keep the long time fans happy. I wish I'd purchased this and tried "Fly From Here" on Spotify rather than the other way around, but it's an oversight that I have since corrected and it makes a delightful addition to my music library.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled Slayer!
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