"I HEAR YOU NOW" (1980)

Jon Anderson from the progressive rock band Yes and Greek synth God Vangelis teamed up to produce a number of albums and singles during the early 80s. Albums included Short Stories, The Friends of Mr. Cairo, Private Collection and The Best of Jon and Vangelis.

One of my favourite synth tracks of all time, "I Hear You Now" peaked at #8 in the UK singles chart in January 1980. Other eighties hits included "I'll Find My Way Home" which peaked at #6 in the UK and "The Friends of Mr. Cairo" (the title track from the album) which was #1 for five weeks in Canada in 1981.

Another track "State of Independence" failed to hit the Top 40 in the UK, but a great cover by Donna Summer reached #14 in 1982, and was a #1 in Holland.