I Hear You Now

Album: Short Stories (1980)
Charted: 8
  • UK born Jon Anderson teamed up with Greek keyboard virtuoso Evangelos Papathanassiou (who changed his name to a much simpler, Vangelis) to produce this song.
  • Jon Anderson was singer with progressive rock band Yes, masters of the 70s concept LP. When keyboardist Rick Wakeman left Yes in 1974, Anderson asked Vangelis to replace him. Vangelis refused, but the pair decided to work together when Anderson left the band in 1979.
  • The lead singer of Vangelis' former band, Aphrodite's Child, was Demi Roussos, who took "Forever And Ever" to #1 in the UK in 1976. >>
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    Kev - Scunthorpe, England
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Comments: 3

  • Cecilia from Portland, OrStunningly beautiful song. Ethereal and sweet. It has such a "high-tech" sound about it, and yet it's timeless, too.
  • David from Deerfield Beach, FlPosted 10/19/2007. I love Jon & Vangelis. I have all 3 albums, "The Friends Of Mr. Cairo" (one of my all-time fav's), "Private Collection", & "Short Stories". I just love the mystical, spiritual lyrics Jon Anderson sings in his unique high voice (I just wish I understood what he was talking about) underscored by the beautiful, uplifting, alternatively majestic & introspective, divine, heavenly new-age sound of Vangelis's keyboards. Listening to these back in the 1980's was almost like a religious experience for me. Vangelis provided some fine soundtrack scores (notably on the 1980 Carl Sagan PBS series "Cosmos" with the songs "Heaven & Hell", and "Alpha" among other notable soundtracks).
  • Roy from London, EnglandVangelis later won an Oscar for his soundtrack to the film "Chariots Of Fire".
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