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Vox Humana
Geoff Downes
Vox Humana
Genres: Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Geoff Downes
Title: Vox Humana
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blueprint UK
Release Date: 7/14/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 604388100927

CD Reviews

I waited forever for this to come out on domestic issue
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Good thing I did-after "The Light Program", this is a bit of a letdown. What we have here is an archive of bits and pieces of Downes material-some interesting, some not. Downes adds here a ballad rendition of his old Buggles hit "Video Killed the Radio Star", sung by Deep Purple/ Black Sabbath alumnus Glenn Hughes. He already had done a cyber-symphonic version of the same tune for Korg-using one of their then-newest keyboards-on a promo sampler album they released. Balancing this is an intriguing version of "Ave Maria", sung with Cyndi Lauper-style pop intonation. Downes also pays a nod to his service (along with Buggles partner Trevor Horn) on the Yes album "Drama" with an instrumental version of "White Car", a song he contributed to that album. All in all, a lukewarm effort-if we need no other reminder, this album sort of rubs in the fact that, after all, this paradoxically excellent keyboardist did several Asia albums, but only one Yes release."