Reviews & Spotlights
Tony Kaye: End Of Innocence
Keyboardist Tony Kaye may have been overshadowed by the Cosmic Cape of Rick Wakeman in YES. But, he was there first and then went on to reign with the group in glory at the height of their early 80's popularity. And, while Wakeman would receive praise for his many solo concept albums over the years none of them would be as weighty or timely as Kaye's own solo debut "End Of Innocence" set for a September 10, 2021 release. Make no mistake about it, either. The drop date is no fluke as Kaye began writing these songs in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Sources says that "End Of Innocence" is a requiem for those who lost their lives and all those touched by the horrific events of that late summer morning in 2001. Primarily orchestral the solemn 16-track collected is punctuated by poignant moments of sadness, terror and tragedy with some added spoken word and sound effects that vividly recall America's darkest day to date. For those that were there that Tuesday began in beautiful fashion and quickly turned sinister and this first offering from Kaye reflects both those moods that will hopefully help America remember a sad chapter in its history twenty years after the fact with the healing power of music. The provocative artwork for the album has been created by Roger Dean, known for his work with YES and ASIA and features powerful imagery that reflects the jolting journey the music takes as it remembers this generation's Pearl Harbor.
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Review by Rockin' Rich Lynch |