Open - Single

October 25, 2011 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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  • Original Release Date: October 25, 2011
  • Label: Open Music
  • Copyright: 2011 Open Music
  • Total Length: 20:54
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  • ASIN: B005XT5Z8U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,112 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This is truly a master piece that Jon has created.
Stan Lisowski
The final effect on the track almost sounds like a giant 'blowing of the nose', to prepare for the next opus....hopefully coming soon!
Hazey Lanes
This single is unmistakably Jon Anderson and even casual fans of Yes or Jon will enjoy the music.
Tracybjazz

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James Mackinnon on November 25, 2011
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"OPEN"
It's Gorgeous! Musically delicious! Jon Anderson has, it seems, an unending ability to make his audience smile and FEEL GOOD!
I love this guys work. I saw Jon with "YES" 24 times, and now as of this year, 2011, seen his solo shows 5 times.
(If I include the last show "The Living Tree" tour with Mr Rick Wakeman)

He has that "Gift of Light" that he speaks of so much of his music. I'd heard of this piece "Open", some months back, and finally had the chance to
download it tonight, the day after Thanksgiving, 2011. After enjoying a fine meal I was truly grateful for, I heard OPEN for the 1st time.
It's Jon Anderson at his finest. Yes, his voice has changed slightly, yes it's noticeable, and it's as endearing as ever, and more!

If you are a true fan of Jon's then know you will love this work. I have no doubt it will become a staple for this fan. I feel fortunate I am still, at this point
in time, able to have a chance to hear this great man releasing excellent new audio delights. He is maturing finely. Every stage of his musical life has not
disappointed! The 2011 tours, both solo & w/ Rick were superb. This fan has no regrets. Jon is happy, and it shows in his personal
appearances and in his writing!
Buy (on I-Tunes for a savings of $5.) this song complete w/ PDF file of the "OPEN" booklet and relax as you will, and ENJOY!
~Jimmer Mackinnon
Northern Vermont
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kennedy Brandt on January 4, 2012
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For anyone waiting for a Yessy new epic, this is it. Sweeping and symphonic, this piece borrows a short theme from "New Language" (The Ladder, 1999) and reminds me of the best of Magnification. A piece this good could be twice as long and I'd still want to immediately press Replay for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracybjazz on December 8, 2012
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I've always preferred Jon's non-linear lyrics in the early Yes days (think "I've Seen All Good People"). So for me, this epic single, Open, falls short of my expectations. It continues his predictable syrupy lyrics that we saw on Survival And, and Living Tree. That said, there are some interesting melodies built within this song, making it a very enjoyable listen. I would have preferred a stronger climactic finish but maybe we'll get that with Open Part II.

Far too much is being made of the changes in Jon's voice. Everyone's voice changes (e.g. Van Morrison, Greg Lake, etc) so deal with it. His voice is still 10X better than Yes' revolving door of lead singers.

This single is unmistakably Jon Anderson and even casual fans of Yes or Jon will enjoy the music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By todofoto on August 28, 2012
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I really think this song reflects Jon Anderson. I just went to a YES concert and I was so disapointed not to se Jon Anderson in stead they hired a very young kid that sings very close to Jon's voice but never like him. Its a shame the group that I love for so many years is done. If you ask me I prefer Jon's music than what Yes is making now.
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Only 13 reviews?!?!?! How is this possible? Did fans miss the memo?

This is clearly and unarguably Jon's best work since Yes' Magnification in 2001. And I would go as far as to say his best solo work ever. Jon has tapped into something very special with this piece of music. His spirituality is forefront (as it always is) except now it is delivered by a man who is sure of who he is and the world around him, spiritually. He has definitely evolved and 'arrived'. The music is fantastic - developed, well-orchestrated, and filled with depth.

So why 4 stars? Honestly? Because as much as I love listening to "Open" (and I do, I listen to it often), I am often reminded of just how much MORE this song could have been had it been recorded with YES with a symphony orchestra like Magnification. I miss full drums (not just percussion), Steve's guitar work, and obviously Chris' bass work. Had "Open" been recorded wtih YES-proper, I don't think it would be an understatement to then rank it right along side of Close To The Edge, Gates Of Delerium, and Awaken because the playing that Steve, Chris and Alan would have brought to the table would have elevated this song into the stratosphere.

But regardless, this is still an inspiring and very fulfilling piece of music that will resonate and travel with me for the rest of my life.

Thank you Jon!!!! Now do it again!!!!!!! LOL!
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Concert Man on October 25, 2011
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That's right, this new long form song from Jon Anderson has far more Yes going for it than what "Yes" released recently. Jon is in great form here, as his health issues are clearly a thing of the past. His voice is strong and clear and it is good to see him being so creative now. I can't get my mind around his being gone from Yes, as he is the missing ingredient. This song would have made a great side one of a great new Yes album.

After his wonderful, "Survival and other Stories", album, this is a welcome addition that, to me, at least, reassures us all that the man is still here and will be for some time to come.

As for the disparity of the pricing between iTunes and Amazon, only they know why. Not that either 3.99 or 7.99 is pricey, it's the big difference between the two.

But as for the song itself, it is worth every dollar! Kudos to you, Jon Anderson.
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