Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Jonathan Elias, Jon Anderson|
Requiem for the Americas
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
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What a journey!
Korg Fuu | Detroit, MI, USA | 08/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Yes for many years, so when I found this CD and it said that Jon Anderson was on it, I adopted it immediately, figuring that it was worth the few bucks just for his contributions. Well, lo and behold - the entire CD is fantastic! Every song is well crafted and the guests were perfect for each one. The piece that's attributed to Jim Morrison is actually recordings of his poetry put to music, which is great. The native american artists are wonderful also. If you can't find anything on this CD to be happy about, then there's definately something wrong with your ears! The two songs that Jon Anderson sings remind me of his days with ABWH. I also found the bit that Martin and Charlie Sheen speak to be beautiful. I finally found a great buy in the cut-out bin!"
D. Schmid | Phoenix, AZ USA | 07/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A word of caution; this disc is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition. Having said that, I loved it. It is difficult to describe. You won't find any "singles" on this program, but you may well find the music staying with you. It creates an ambiance, or mood, but it's not mood music. It's not a 'concept' album, at least I couldn't find any message. It has Native American blood running through it, but it's not a 'message' disc, either. The music takes you somewhere. You almost have to listen to it, and listen to all of it, to know whether it's for you. The pieces are different from each other, but again, there is that mood, that blood, that common thread that you feel throughout. The sum of it is much greater than the individual parts. Perhaps the best recommendation I can give you is to look at the list of performers who wanted to be involved in this, and trust their judgment."