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About the Artist

Since bursting onto the world stage with John Lennon in the Plastic Ono Band at the "Give Peace a Chance" tour in Toronto, Alan White has developed a reputation as a musical innovator, both in his role as Yes drummer, and as a collaborator with the likes of George Harrison and Joe Cocker. As an important contributing songwriter, Alan has helped take Yes to great heights with radio hits such as 'Owner of a Lonely Heart,' 'Changes,' 'Love Will Find a Way,' 'The Rhythm of Love,' 'Wondrous Stories,' 'Tempus Fugit,' 'Leave It,' 'The Calling', and 'In the Presence Of.'

His latest musical project is the group White, a brand-new vehicle for cutting-edge, progressive modern music performed with a world-class band. Kevin Currie provides soulful, touching lyrics delivered with the gravitas of Peter Gabriel and Don Henley; Steve Boyce holds down the bottom end with a dance-inducing groove and soaring vocal support; Karl Haug truly is a master guitarist, equally comfortable on delicate acoustic, driving electric and searing electric laptop slide; Geoff Downes, founding member of the Buggles & Asia (as well as time in Yes ), ties the resulting soundscape together with punchy Hammond organ work, exhilarating orchestrations, and scorching solos. Steeped in sonic variety, White evokes an emotional response from its audience certain to build a strong word-of-mouth buzz.


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RENAISSANCE
  • ASIN: B000EUMMUC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,598 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Hodges on August 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
White's press release described them as "A blend of traditional progressive rock with modern elements that will appeal to all age groups. Of course, traditional Yes fans will love the music and are a primary target". Being a Yes fan, I walked into "White" with an open mind, but I was admittedly looking for the promise of a new prog synergy. However, I found that the proggiest thing about the album is the (absolutely great) Roger Dean cover. While "White" displays a musically aware dynamicism, I don't see it to be experimental enough to warrant the "prog" label. It is probably more accurate to categorize it as contemporary AOR. Overall, "White" presents itself as being quite safe, and unfortunately in safety there is cliché. Criticizing an AOR release for being cliché might seem oxymoronic, and I recognize that the style requires a certain well-tread formula. However, cliché can be manipulated to enhance that material if care is taken. I'm not sure if that care was taken on "White" to the material's advantage.

The first listen is a little unimpressive, but subsequent listens reveal White's fondness for Rabin-era Yes. While these songs do not have the same life as Rabin's work, they undoubtedly owe quite a bit to that era of Yes' ouvere. Like a lot of contemporary AOR, the songs are merely acceptable, and sometimes they are pretty good. Only rarely do they seem to rise to the occasion. If White were to release a single, the tune "Give Up Giving Up" is pretty representative. It's relatively catchy but emotionally static, and has great drums and melodic guitars. "Dream Away" a potentially great song, but it is marred by a problem that I see permeating "White", and that is the the vocal approach of lead singer Kevin Curie.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Francis King on June 19, 2006
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I bought this cd after reading the gushing initial reviews. No matter how many times I play it, it just doesn't click. I agree with the reviewer who said it's like demo Asia or GTR. It feels a bit underproduced. And the supposed huge contribution of keyboardist Geoff Downes? Well, to my ears, apart from a few short solos, his contribution is strictly Gregg Allmanesque window dressing. Indeed, you can tell he came late into the White universe, since he also didn't have a hand in any of the songwriting.

The vocalist, at times, sounds remarkably like Peter Gabriel, circa 1974. There's plenty of guitarwork but, again, no matter how often I listen, it just doesn't impress. Too bad; I was excited about this album and really wanted to like it. Not that White is a bad recording; it just isn't great (to my ears).
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steven L. Hirsch on July 5, 2006
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Sorry to say, but Kevin Currie's voice ruined what could have been an impressive springboard for Alan. Geoff Downes rescues what he can and the overall harmonies show promise but Kevin should never have been allowed to record lead vocals on this CD until his voice healed. More than 20 percent of his upper vocal range was clipped. His voice wasn't raspy as much as damaged and it brought up genuine revulsion in me as a listener/fan pre-disposed to support the project.

Back to the drawing board guys. And rest up!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. E. Steyskal on May 20, 2007
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I won't go over all the ground that other reviewers have. First thing to say is that with Yes seemingly on hiatus, I really WANTED to like this album, but I just don't. This is not on the whole a bad album, it's just plain (I was originally going to say "cheesy" but I think that is a bit harsh and reflects more the difference between my high hopes and reality than it does the actual quality of this effort).

The vocals are fine, and I think the best comparison I can make is that they are very similar to what we hear on the Kansas album "Somewhere to Elswhere"...raspy, yet with a pretty good range. I do find myself wishing to hear Downes moved up in the mix though...every time you hear his backing vocals, you want them to kick into something off of Drama. But they don't.

Taken individually, all the instrumentation is good, the drums are even great. As mentioned by others, the bass definitely does have a Chris Squire feel, which almost makes things worse, because it's a constant reminder of what this album could have been. But it's not.

I think it is just the song writing. Everything is played safe, and since no chances seem to have been taken, you get something that sounds like an opening band for Yes or Asia in the 80s. They don't really distinguish themselves, and it all just seems to fall flat, and an hour after I've heard it, I can't seem to remember any of it 'till I put it on again, and then my thought is something like, "Oh, yeah...now I remember this..."

I get the feeling that *any* band with capable musicians could've made this album, and these guys should be capable of so much more. I'm not saying it isn't worth a listen, but it will not blow you away. There is definitely potential there, but the realization isn't here yet...
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Squire Jaco on June 23, 2006
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O.K., here's the thing. When unusual prog vocalists (like Jon Anderson, say) came on the scene in the early 70's, we relished their vocals as long as they were singing phrases like "a seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace" in odd meters; it wasn't as welcome 20 years later when they sang phrases like "I am the Man in the Moon" in 4/4 time. And while prog-pop groups like Asia or GTR did have a great tenor vocalist, their talents were too often wasted on uninspired compositions or the lack of polyphony to which our progressive ears were accustomed. It would be ideal to find a bunch of talented guys playing well-written prog-pop with a fine vocalist fronting them.

Enter Alan White's "White" album.

I think this cd strikes a nice balance between progressive rock and classic rock (or AOR rock, if you will), without sounding too commercial. There is decent songwriting augmented by solid musicianship, and it's held together by White's classic drum style - a bit more restrained than his early days with Yes, but always interesting and upfront. I always thought Alan White took too much heat as the replacement for the peerless Bill Bruford, 'cause he provided me with many many moments of rhythmic euphoria on "Yessongs", "Tales", "Relayer", "Going for the One" and others.

Kevin Currie is another reason why this album works. He's got a gutsy voice that bears passing similitudes with Peter Gabriel and Fish, and gives this music some soul - something that most prog-pop-AOR groups sadly lack. I'm not sure why his vocals on 2 or 3 of the songs are rougher than on some of the others, but I never found those vocals to "ruin" the listening experience.

If you're on a strict diet of prog only, you will probably want to skip this meal.
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