What does it sound like?:
Perhaps a somewhat ironic title for this collaboration between Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty which was originally slated to appear much earlier in the year. It comes a stand alone cd or as a cd/dvd package.
This is a live album recorded last September, with some extra work done to the source recordings in the studio, although that probably applies to most live recordings.
It has to be said that despite now being in his seventies and having had various health problems over the past few years, Anderson’s voice is still in fine shape and he is singing as well as ever.
There is a mixture of reinterpretations of old Yes material together with a handful of new compositions, and some pieces which are loosely based around existing Ponty solo material.
Of the Yessongs, the shortened version of And You and I, similar to the way it was performed on the Anderson Wakeman tour a couple of years back, works best.
However, it is the songs built around Ponty’s solo work and the new material where the album really soars, with the combination of Jon’s vocals and Ponty’s violin really taking off. Ponty’s violin » Continue Reading.