Not only the music was to blame although JW's music is often too soft and too much pop oriented but his albums had never a good production and sound, probably because he never got the opportunity to get a good record company. After a lot of miserable live albums most of them with almost the same track list with very bad sound John returned with the Arkangel album.
This album is a very good album, although not very spectaculairly progressive. The latest in these series is Nomansland. I didn't know any King Crimson and the Alpha Asia album I had once picked up from a bargain bin for some reason had failed to impress me. Of course I knew Rendezvous and had once caught part of a show in De Pul in Uden where Wetton played it acoustically. But that was all I really knew about the guy. After having had the pleasure to have dinner with the band and crew of whom I already knew some from their work with IQ I saw my first real Wetton show.
Even though Mr. Wetton was far from sober it was quite an eye-opener. Some emotional acoustic tracks mixed with bombastic prog rock and commercial but very enjoyable ditties.
I went to see them again in Vosselaar, Belgium sometime earlier this year and even though the band considered it to be a lowsy performance, I quite enjoyed it. And now there's a live album , released on GEP, which captures the best bits of the set. So there you have it, a round-table review by two Wetton experts and someone who's rather new to everything Wetton.
Dirk: With the help of the IQ production team, ie Rob Aubrey and Martin Orford, the first thing you hear on this album is an almost perfect sound! These men know how to play progressive music!! From the first second of this album you hear a very tight and perfect band, now I realise what I missed in John Wetton's music for al those years! Ed: A good set-opener, full of energy but not too loud.
Great guitar work by Dave Kilminster. JJ: John Wetton himself is playing very solid as well, both on acoustic guitar, electric string and bass. The production of the live recording recorded over two nights in Poland is very good, which serves the bass-lines of Mr. Sole Survivor JJ: Wetton has changed his line-up several times over the last years and seems to have found the 'definite' format with David Kilminster on guitars, Jadis' Steve Christey on drums and IQ's Martin Orford on keyboards and flute!
Personally I think this line-up is very well balanced and especially Kilminster is a great musician, which shows clearly in the sweeping guitar-solo in Sole Survivor. Lutz S. Mack H. Mangold V. Mantei O. Mensing J. Meurer P. Meyer M. Peltner S. Pichireddu A. Reuter J. Rindfrey C. Rode H. Schmidt M.
Schoger C. Scholtes G. Schote J. Schumann T. Selm H. Compra ya. Opiniones de clientes. Compra verificada. I am considering how to review something that was released in and only available as a used item. How many copies were originally produced and how many owners will let go of such a rarity?
Anyway I was drawn to this for 2 reasons; a because of the 4 King Crimson track's from JW's period and b because of Martin Orford on keys. Who was a long term member of IQ - one of my favourite bands and still going strong!
Having seen footage on YouTube of their other tours together I felt confident this would not disappoint. Plus it was done by GEP - an independent label with great people. So I was prepared to pay to add this to my CD collection. My faith was repaid and it is lovely live testament to a talented artist, sadly no longer with us.
It's a cohesive set list which has that live energy and the sound quality is great! You need at least one of these! Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. King Crimson invaded Poland John Wetton seems to have found many fans in Poland as more than one live album of his have been recorded in that country.John Wetton seems to have found many fans in Poland as more than one live album of his have been recorded in that country. The present one was recorded in and features, in addition to Wetton himself on vocals and bass, a line-up of Martin Orford (of IQ fame) on keyboards and flute, Steve Christy (Jadis) on drums, and David Kilminster on.