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Jon and Vangelis – Short Stories

I read earlier this week that it had been 35 years since Short Stories by Jon and Vangelis had been released. That’s another record in my collection, so I’ve chosen Short Stories as this week’s vinyl album to be transferred to my computer.

Jon and Vangelis - Short Stories






The album was released in 1980, I would have been 18 at the time, and was by then well into Yes, for whom Jon Anderson, was lead singer. I also seem to remember having a Best of Vangelis cassette, which featured a beautiful single called So Long Ago, So Clear. This originally appeared on Vangelis‘s Heaven and Hell album.

I Hear You Now was the big hit single from Short Stories, and it still sounds great, even now. Having listened to the rest of the album, over than the single, nothing stands out now for me. It was nice to hear the album again, but I can’t see me playing it again on a regular basis. However, I will add I Hear You Now to My Imaginary Jukebox.

And here’s a video featuring said song…


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Near Vinyl Heaven!

Near Vinyl Heaven!, what’s that all about?

Well after nearly a year since moving to the USA from the UK, I’ve finally gone and bought a new turntable to replace my old turntable that was damaged in one of the moves, either between Gainsborough to York, York to Columbus, Georgia or Columbus to Cincinnati, Ohio!

This gives me a chance to finally getting to play all my old vinyl albums and all the various albums I’ve bought over the past couple of years and not yet had chance to play. Hence the title of this post, Near Vinyl Heaven!

I’ve no idea how many albums I’ve got, but behind most of them, there’s a story, so I’ll no doubt be entertaining/boring you with these stories, you’ve been warned! In case you want to read more, or want to avoid, the stories behind my albums, just look out for the Near Vinyl Heaven! category.



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