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SONG OF SEVEN

Jon Anderson

 

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b_olariu
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3 stars Second solo effort by mr Anderson from 1980 named Songs of seven is a mixed bag, but generaly a positive one in my opinion. The album has some very fine moments not realy far from his previous work and even from Yes style like the title track, and aswell pieces like opening For you for me, and Some are born I realy like this piece a lot, specilay the lyrics, this are the best moments interluded with some more pop orinetation arrangements, but not realy bad for sure, at least for me. Some fine musicians involved here among others, Simon Philps on drums, Clem Clemson on guitar from Humble Pie or Colosseum fame, Jack Bruce on bass from Cream and Ronnie Leahy on keybord from later on Nazareth and of course Andrson on vocals, some keybords and harp moments here and there. For many fans and listners this album is a let down after the great Olias, maybe in places is so, but overall the album is in right place for that times - 1980, combining progressive moves with pop elements, not realy bad after all , really an odd mixture but works for me at least. The voice of Anderson shines again here , on every piece like in his glory days, his voice is fantastic for this kind of music. Now, this album is not better then Olias, is quite diffrent aswell in manner of composing, but is one of the most enjoyble of his solo works, realy , not bad at all. I realy like the album, no reason to give less then 3 stars for this release.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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