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Akustika Live in Amerika
John Wetton
Akustika Live in Amerika
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: John Wetton
Title: Akustika Live in Amerika
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Label: Blueprint UK
Release Date: 10/8/1996
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 604388102426

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Sung With The Voice Of An Angel...
HJW | 01/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So will give you *chills*. The emotion John Wetton exudes...elicits...inspires in this strong and softly ethereal performance will set you in awe, and take you to heaven upon an angel's wings. This is possibly Wetton's finest live album, and it's certainly my favorite. You may not weep at the beauty as I did at tracks such as "Hold Me Now" and "Rendesvous 6:02", but then might.... Light several candles or turn the lights down low, and take flight with this hauntingly beautiful artist...and explore where he leads you in this unparalleled progressive soft-rock musical arrangement..... There is nothing else like it."
Alive Alone
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are lot's of live CD's out there that feature the Music of John Wetton, some of them have John as a member of Asia, others spotlight John with UK, and of course the recent ones are of the Duo: Wetton/Downes and the Re-United Asia of 2007-2008. But, for many of us, the Years that John wandered the Globe as a Solo Performer and as the Leader of The John Wetton Band, stand the Test of Time as his Moment of our fondest memories.

I own about a Dozen CD's of Live Music by John Wetton, and this One Called: "Akustika ~ Live In Amerika", is at the Top as my Favorite Document of this Performer's Powers to transport his Audience to somewhere greater than here. John is in Top-Form here, and some of his Greatest Vocal Work is right here as well, but that said, John Wetton on a Bad Night is better than 99% of all other Voices on any Stage. This Recording: "Akustika" finds John in Concert on a very Good Night.

From: "Voice Of America" thro to "You're Not The Only One" there are plenty of Songs you remember: "Heat Of The Moment" & "Only Time Will Tell" and Fan Favorites such as: "Battle Lines" & "30 Years", to things you have not heard in ages like the King Crimson Classic: "Book Of Saturday". As we have all listened to these Songs in their Original Forms for Years now {Well, decades really}, these new arrangemants breath New Life into every one of them.

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS: John IS the Band here, with only Acoustic Guitars and Grand Piano, he is playing Fantastic, I was well aware that he was a Fine Guitarist, but to my surprise this Disc also Spotlights his expert skills on Piano that really bring this Concert Set up by more than a few notches.

With 12 Songs featured here and a total time of 49 Minutes, this is not a Full Concert, and it would really be something to hear the rest of the Show, but this is so Nice the way it is and I am not here to Complain because I do feel Lucky to have this Gem to listen to at all.

You do not need to be a Big Fan of Asia to enjoy this CD, it is A Fine Listening Experience as is and it does lean on Past Glories...These Songs are their Own Voice...John Wetton is Something Special and this CD is all the evidence that you are gonna need.
Grab this One ! FIVE STARS !!!"
Timeless, Etheral and Chillingly Romantic!
Tigran Haas | Stockholm, Sweden | 02/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Proving once again that he was the heart & soul of Asia and maybe the best vocal of King Crimson, John Wetton comes up with a timeless acoustic - live collection of his greatest hits during the long years of his career. The sound is brilliant and John's singing is meticulously precise and flawless. So much passion and strenght. Timeless Music, music ahead of it's time -like the period when he was the lead vocal for Asia. All praise to the quality / producers / of this CD. This is probably the best acoustic performance by John except the Stockholm one. If you still don't know John's or Asia's music - buy this CD, and you will have it all..."