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Jon & Vangelis

Jon Anderson, lead singer of progressive rock titans Yes, and Greek synthesizer genius Vangelis released four collaborative albums of arty electronic pop as Jon & Vangelis between 1980 and 1991, scoring a handful of international hit singles. The two had worked together before -- Vangelis was in the running to become Rick Wakeman's replacement when he first left Yes in 1974, and Anderson sang on Vangelis' classic 1975 album Heaven & Hell. Anderson also appeared on Vangelis' Opera Sauvage (1979), and by the time he left Yes in 1980, the two had already released Short Stories. The release was a success, and was quickly followed by 1981's The Friends of Mr. Cairo, which yielded the major hit "I'll Find My Way Home" as well as "State of Independence," which would become a hit for Donna Summer in 1982. The less pop-oriented Private Collection appeared in 1983. Anderson rejoined Yes in 1983, and he attempted to work with Vangelis again in 1986, but none of this material saw the light of day until later. Page of Life appeared in 1991, but wasn't released in America until Anderson changed the track list and issued it in 1998, to Vangelis' disapproval, thus ending their collaboration. ~ Paul Simpson
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Jon & Vangelis

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Jon & Vangelis

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Jon & Vangelis

  1.   Song
  2.   The Friends of Mr. Cairo
  3.   I'll Find My Way Home
  4.   Heaven and Hell, Pt. I featuring Jon Anderson
  5.   He Is Sailing
  6.   Italian Song
  7.   Back to School
  8.   I Hear You Now
  9.   Beside
  10.   And When the Night Comes
  11.   Love Is
  12.   Far Away in Baagad
  13.   Polonaise
  14.   Curious Electric
  15.   State of Independence
  16.   So Long Ago, So Clear
  17.   One More Time
  18.   Horizon
  19.   Outside of This (Inside of That)
  20.   Thunder
  21.   The Mayflower
  22.   Bird Song
  23.   Each and Everyday/Bird Song
  24.   The Road
  25.   Play Within a Play
  26.   Deborah

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