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Best of Sky
Genres: Pop, Rock
The Best Tracks from the Band that was Like a UK Version of Mannheim Steamroller. Sky was Founded by Guitarist John Williams (Not the Soundtrack Composer) and Blue Mink Bassist Herbie Flowers. Along with Keyboardist Franci... more »
The Best Tracks from the Band that was Like a UK Version of Mannheim Steamroller. Sky was Founded by Guitarist John Williams (Not the Soundtrack Composer) and Blue Mink Bassist Herbie Flowers. Along with Keyboardist Francis Monkman (Of Curved Air), Australian Guitarist Kevin Peek and Drummer Tristan Fry, Sky Created Music that Fused the Classics with Modern Rock Sounds. They were One of the Pioneering Groups Attempting this Fusion that and Many Would Follow in their Wake. Here Are 16 of their Best Recordings that Showcase their Collective Talents.
Five Men Orchestra
Michael Bourke | 10/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Williams, one of the greatest guitarist, leads this project band. Kevin Peek played elec. guitar in Bach's "Toccata". "Chiropodie No. 1" - Handel's Sarabande. "Vivaldi" - the powerful sound of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'. "Sahara" - Wonderful Notes. John Williams' guitar solo : Ballet Volta . Francis Monkman's Harpsichode Solo : Gavotte & Variations ."
Some of the Best - and the rest
Michael Bourke | Lakemba, NSW Australia | 07/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sky are one of those groups with something for everyone. I've seen metallica fans get off on the pounding rock beat of "Toccatta" and orchestral enthusiasts in raptures over "Sahara". But this universal appeal comes at a price - few like everything the band has done. This album is truly representative of the group's achievements over their first 4 studio albums, and that is both its blessing and its flaw. The problem is that there are so many great tracks - no matter what your tastes - that were left out of this collection in favour of tracks that are not so brilliant. But, of course, for everyone who argues for the deletion of track "A", there will be others who insist that it's the best track on the album.... This is a satisfactory introduction to the group, but don't be fooled - whatever you like on here, there is more (and possibly better) on the source CDs. And why "Fayre", from their 5th studio album, "Cadmium", was left off, I'll never know...."