01/10/2004 Tom D'Acquisto
Jon and Vangelis is Jon Anderson, lead singer for the progressive rock band Yes, who was most popular in the 70’s and 80’s, and the composer Vangelis. They did several albums together and this is their “Best of” CD.
The CD contains lots of sweeping from one channel to another which is very much a trademark of Vangelis. This can be heard at the extensively in the intro to track 4 “One More Time” and in Track 3 “State of Independence”, which is one of my favorite tracks on the disk.
Track 6, “The Friends of Mr. Cairo” is the reason I bought this CD. It’s got lots of sweeping gunshot and car chase sound effects and will prove to anyone that Martin Logans can deliver punch and bass very quickly. At 1:55 there is a huge thumping drum beat. This starts off and on again starting 3:59 into the track and if your jaw doesn’t drop, there is something wrong with your system. You should feel this thumping in your chest! This is another song to use as a reference when auditioning equipment. Recording quality of this CD is good. AAD designated.