Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Living Tree has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by MovieMars-CDs
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Sealed item. Like NEW. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Living Tree
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Living Tree Import

29 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, January 25, 2011
"Please retry"
$19.99
$11.12 $13.73
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$19.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Living Tree + Survival & Other Stories + Change We Must
Price for all three: $52.38

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Editorial Reviews

2010 studio album from two former members of Prog Rock legends Yes: vocalist Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakemen. Features nine new tracks penned by the two British music legends. Gonzo.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
  1. Living Tree (Part 1) 4:03$0.89  Buy MP3 
  2. Morning Star 4:30$0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. House Of Freedom 5:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
  4. Living Tree (Part 2) 4:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. Anyway And Always 3:51$0.89  Buy MP3 
  6. 23/24/11 6:24$0.89  Buy MP3 
  7. Forever 5:32$0.89  Buy MP3 
  8. Garden 3:23$0.89  Buy MP3 
  9. Just One Man 4:46$0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 25, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Gonzo Multimedia
  • ASIN: B0047EAAMI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Sean A. Fulop on April 9, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After reading some of the negative points about this collaboration, I have to admit I had low expectations. Now that I have finally heard it for myself, though, I have to disagree with almost all the negative commentary. Jon Anderson's solo career has certainly been all over the place through the years, but one of the neat things about it is that all the albums are so different from each other. This one is no exception; with no instruments besides Wakeman's keyboards, the intimate, quiet sound of this recording is like no other in the Anderson canon. Given Jon's advanced age, recent respiratory ailments, and the fact that he has not really been heard on record for many years, I was really surprised at how beautiful his voice is here. His work with Yes through the 1990s had a lot of loud vocals, and I had begun to think that he had lost touch with vocal dynamics. His voice on this recording, however, is very intimate, you can really hear all the resonance, it is a very natural and up-close vocal sound.

All in all I am very happy with this recording, it ranks among the best of the Anderson solo material. These are mostly pleasant and listenable songs, clear and melodic. Not bad for a "retirement" project. The notion that Jon's voice is sounding ragged here is ridiculous, he is really singing well, if a bit more quietly than during the 1990s. Compared to his DVD from 2004, when he was genuinely sounding a bit worn out, I would say his voice has definitely improved. Compared to all the old rock singers who are basically croaking these days, Jon's enduring voice is truly a gift to music.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
36 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Frederick T. Matson on November 30, 2010
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Jon and Rick have given us a gift! The songs are beautiful and moving. You will want to listen to this again and again. It seems to have a healing power. Reminiscent of Jon's work with Vangelis and his solo album, "Change We Must".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jerome Bush on January 28, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I so looked forward to this CD, and Wakeman's keyboards are as perfect as ever. Jon has excellent lyrics, but sadly, and--I actually wept--Jon's voice is sounding ragged. I went ahead and gave this CD 5 stars because Jon is doing his best. At his age, that pristine, sonic, high tenor has lost some of its beauty. I say "some" because I still love the CD, and I admire Jon for heroically giving these songs his all. What a gutsy performance! I'll listen to the CD often and thank Jon for giving us over 40 years of one of the most recognizable voices in music history. God bless, Jon. Keep on singing.
12 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Borris on January 13, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
This album is a duet from two key Yesmen, now in their sixties they have both had serious health issues and they share a deep friendship. It has beauty, fragility and heart. If you're looking for a polished Prog Rock masterwork you'll find this wanting. This album does not have great production values, Jon's vocals were recorded while he was on the road. But Rick's music and playing is gorgeous, Jon's words and singing are open, heartfelt, communicative and exposed. This is a very naked album. Although I like all the songs my review will focus on key songs.

The Living Tree Part 1

Ricks keyboard set up a bubbling stream of music with perfectly placed string washes. I love this song, it is a spiritual fairytale:

"There was a sacred Lady ... daily laid a trail of light"
What a gorgeous image!

"There was a sacred Man ... who would sing for the secret learning"

This line resonates with the idea of the Kaballah aka "The Tree of Life" that secret tradition that has meandered beneath Western religion. The Tree of Life maps the levels of existence and is a pathway to enlightenment. It is a joyous knowledge living and loving:

"Living in the Living Tree
Living in the Learning

we dance around the living Tree
and Love is what we get"

The Tree of Life is an image that has recently been depicted in the block buster movie Avatar, which Jon responded very positively to. The tree is a living spiritual store that teaches with a deep humanity.

23/24/11

I initially had problems with this track. The lyrics just seemed too clumsy and I wondered what all the numbers were about. The song is a war lament, I have to say Rick's music is perfect, full of pathos, very moving.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By It's Me, on April 4, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was excited at the potential of an Anderson/Wakeman album. Yes never let Rick write enough on the albums (he did more arranging than writing). But here, I was hoping for a whole album of songs like "The Meeting," which worked really well on the ABWH album. "Morning Star" gets there and is a remarkable piece of music. "Anyway and Always" is close. Unfortunately, most of the other tunes are lacking something. Either Wakeman fills too much space or Anderson fails to deliver a concise melody. The songs have a nice, intimate feel, but they ramble on without ever really going anywhere. Anderson did many of the vocals while on his own tour, and I think that was part of the problem. These two needed to go away for a month and just work every day on the album. It needs the kind of arrangements that are only possible with real time communication, face to face in a room.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David M. Kenna on January 29, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
Though this is a mellow dynamic CD, it has very strong melodies and the awesome talent you would expect. It does not remind me of Vangelis collaborations in that there are no drums or many layered keyboard patches, not to mention the obviously different keyboard styles. It is mostly just acoustic piano and Jon's creative heart put to musical poetry. OK I admit, I would like this to have been more rocked out, but this work fills my melodic thirst. These melodies sink in and get more enjoyable the more you listen. Still awesome to me, but I wonder if the passing fan would think they got their money's worth. Be ready to love this for what it is. I do.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Living Tree
This item: The Living Tree
Price: $19.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: progressive rock, vinyl pop