Kaye, Tony - End of Innocence CD

“An album 20 years in the making, the first solo work from former Yes member Tony Kaye.Marking the events and the journey that followed the world changing moments of 9/11, End Of Innocence is designed to be listened to in it's entirety. Featuring Dani Torchia who Kaye met in the wake of 9/11 who has written and performs on the album. Tony Kaye retired from Yes in 1996, and came out of retirement the week following the events of 9/11 and began to write this album, the power of it's music helped Tony to process the day that became the End of Innocence. The album takes you on a journey from the peace of the night before, to the emerging hopeful looking to the future. This album has been interwoven with the growth of their relationship.
The artwork is painted by Roger Dean, the artist best known for his work with Yes and Asia. It was created after Roger had heard the music and the images reflect the journey the music takes.”

“Legendary prog-rock keyboard icon Tony Kaye was a founding member of the YES group. Having not heard too much on the new music / CD front from Tony, aside from all the great reissues of YES, Flash and his group Badger, Tony is back in 2021 with a new solo album of pensive, proggy keyboard-based instrumentals called End Of Innocence.
Deeply moved by the events of 9/11, Tony relives the torment and tragedy of that day on the 16-track End Of Innocence. Of course, it’s 20 years later and even though we did go through the second decade anniversary, the album is still worth hearing if just to witness Tony’s still colorful musical imagination. The CD artwork is harrowing to behold, filled with hell-fire images of death and destruction.
Musically, the album is very keyboard heavy and overall it’s a good showcase for Tony’s musical expertise. Written and performed mostly by Tony on his vast assortment of keyboards, the sound is excellent and if you can get past the chronology, events and circumstances involved you might just find the 16-track, all-instrumental CD to be a well-done type of contemporary New Age soundtrack, albeit one with a somewhat slightly depressing twist...”-Robert Silverstein, Roots Music Report
  • LabelSound of Unicorn
  • UPC5060854800138
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