PD-1-6272 Short Stories
Produced by Vangelis
Released on 1979
UK CHART POSITION #4 . . . US CHART POSITION #125
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I n theory, the collaboration between Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and electronic composer Vangelis should have been a thing of beauty. In theory. In practice, well, it's not quite the united vision of Heaven that some might have hoped for. True, there are moments when Anderson and Vangelis weave delicate magic, but much of Short Stories suggests that the pair didn't have a clearly articulated game plan to go by. So Vangelis spins his gossamer web behind Anderson's meandering vocals, in synch and out of it. The single "I Hear You Now" is a fine amalgam of their styles, "Love Is/One More Time" and "Far Away in Baagad" nearly so, but the rest of the record simply dissolves. For the most part, Jon and Vangelis never did equal the sum of their parts -- Olias of Sunhillow, China, even Tormato are more likely to please. Read the review at All Music Guide.

PD-1-6272 back cover
PD-1-6272 back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. CURIOUS ELECTRIC    6:37
  2. EACH AND EVERYDAY / BIRD SONG    5:00
  3. I HEAR YOU NOW    5:11
  4. THE ROAD    4:30
  5. FAR AWAY IN BAAGAD    8:00
  6. LOVE IS / ONE MORE TIME    6:11
  7. THUNDER    2:08
  8. A PLAY WITHIN A PLAY    7:00

    Composed by Jon Anderson and Vangelis. Arranged by Vangelis.

CREDITS

JON ANDERSON -- vocals
VANGELIS -- all instruments, sleeve design
Raphael Preston -- engineer
Veronique Skawinska -- photography
Alwyn Clayden -- graphics

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK 1979 Polydor LP/CS POLD/POLDC 5030 lyric sleeve
US January 1980 Polydor LP/CS PD-1-6272  
BRA/GER 1980 Polydor LP 2383 565  
CAN   Polydor LP PDS-1-6308  
FRA/NET 1979 Polydor LP 2442 169  
JPN   Polydor LP MPF-1287  
YUG 1979 RTB LP ST2220172  
WW   Polydor LP/CD/CS 800 027  
RUS   Thunder CD JPCD-02029  
JPN 2003 Polydor CD UICY-9375 digital remaster

 

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