Short Stories (Jon and Vangelis album). Short Stories is the debut album by Jon and Vangelis, the collaborative effort between Jon Anderson of the progressive rock band Yes and electronic music pioneer Vangelis. This was not the first time that the two had worked together: Vangelis had auditioned to be Rick Wakeman's replacement in Yes in 1974, but the role was given to Patrick Moraz
They recorded their first album together, Short Stories in 1979, producing the major hits "I Hear You Now" as well as "One More Time". Anderson wrote the lyrics and Vangelis composed the music. In 1980, Jon left Yes and while he published his third solo album Song of Seven in 1980, Vangelis did the same with See You Later on which Jon sang two songs. In 1986, the duo made a few attempts at writing a new album, but much of this work was never officially released under the Jon and Vangelis name. Twelve tracks were compiled on 1991's Page of Life, while other songs from these sessions appeared in later works, including "Let's Pretend", the last song on the 1989 album Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe. Anderson ultimately took it upon himself to re-work Page of Life, which was released in 1998 in the United States only with nine tracks.
Short Stories (LP, Album). Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now 3:13. Jon & Vangelis - Curious Electric 6:40. Jon and Vangelis - Bird Song 1:28. Jon and Vangelis - The Road 4:32.
Jon & Vangelis - 1980 - Short Stories – 07. Thunder. Jon & Vangelis - 1980 - Short Stories – 05. Far Away In Baagad. Jon & Vangelis - 1980 - Short Stories – 01. Curious Electric. Jon & Vangelis - 1980 - Short Stories – 06 Love Is. One More Time.
The pair returns to that song's successful formula of combining Anderson's otherworldly voice with Vangelis' pithy melodies in a few spots on their debut together, notably for the popular single "I Hear You Now" (which recalls Vangelis' "To the Unknown Man") and the middle section of "Far Away in Bagaad. Otherwise, Short Stories favors amorphous arrangements that feature wisps of melody and little more (a style that has its precedent on Yes' Tormato rather than their own solo work to date)
Band Name Jon And Vangelis. Album Name Short Stories. Released date January 1980. Music StyleProgressive Rock. Members owning this album6. 2. Each and Everyday.
Chronicles is an album produced by Jon and Vangelis, released by Polydor in 1994. I Hear You Now (5:11). He Is Sailing (6:48). Short Stories (1980). The Friends of Mr Cairo (1981). Private Collection (1983). The Best of Jon and Vangelis (1984). The Living Tree (2010). Better Late Than Never (2015).
Jon Anderson played harp on the Vangelis album: "Opera Sauvage" (1979) In 1980 Jon Anderson started recording again with Vangelis and in the summer of 1980 Jon & Vangelis released there first album: 'Short Stories'. Jon Anderson also contributed (vocals) on de Vangelis album "See You Later" (1980) in two songs: Suffocation" and "See You Later". Holland and Topographic Music Limited and Warner Bros. Lyrics taken from sleeve of LP. Curious electric lyrics.
Jon Anderson of Yes and Vangelis Papathanassiou, known on disc as Jon & Vangelis, added the hit album Short Stories to the single from it that was already climbing the bestsellers, ‘I Hear You No. Listen to Short Stories right now. It may from a distance have seemed an unlikely pairing, of the vocalist from Accrington in Lancashire and the keyboard player from the Greek port town of Volos. They reconvened for the initial recordings on Short Stories in the early part of 1979, with Vangelis in the production chair. I Hear You Now,’ the low-key but attractive lead single, made its chart debut in the first week of the new decade of 1980, and on the 26 January chart, climbed 25-17 on its way to No. 8. That week, the album debuted at No. 31, going on to a rewarding No. 4 peak and reaching an altogether more modest No. 125 in America.
|A2||Each And Everyday|
|A4||I Hear You Now|
|B1||Far Away In Baagad|
|B3||One More Time|
|B5||A Play Within A Play|
- Manufactured By – Litratone
- Composed By, Lyrics By, Vocals – Jon Anderson
- Engineer – Raphael Preston
- Instruments, Composed By, Producer, Arranged By – Vangelis
NotesProduct Of Litratone Haifa
Recorded at London, England, 1979.
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