Artist: Jon Anderson
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 19355
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1982-06
A1 Olympia 4:58

Recorded By - Mike Dunne

A2 Animation 9:07
A3 Surrender 3:53
A4 All In A Matter Of Time 3:06
B1 Unlearning (The Dividing Line) 4:56
B2 Boundaries 3:20
B3 Pressure Point 4:36
B4 Much Better Reason 4:27
B5 All Gods Children 4:25

Producer - Tony Visconti


Arranged By [Brass Section] - Chris Pyne
Arranged By [Brass Section] - Dick Morrissey
Arranged By [Brass Section] - Henry Lowther
Arranged By [Brass Section] - Tony Stanton
Arranged By [Delmay String Quartet] - David Ogden
Engineer, Mixed By - Jon Anderson
Engineer, Mixed By - Neil Kernon
Featuring - Chris Rainbow
Featuring - Clem Clempson
Featuring - David Sancious
Featuring - Simon Phillips
Featuring - Stefano Cerri
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Bill Kristian
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Blue Weaver
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Brazil Idiots
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Brett Morgan
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Brother James
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Dave Lawson
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Delmay String Quartet
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Ian Wallace
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Jack Bruce
Featuring [With The Help Of] - John Giblin
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Morris Pert
Featuring [With The Help Of] - Ronnie Leahy
Producer - Jon Anderson
Producer - Neil Kernon
Recorded By - Mark Wallis
Recorded By - Raphael Preston


Special thanks to Eugene Sister Moule for his musical ideas and wonderful gospelettes choir.
Recorded in London 1981.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Alternating with his collaboration with Vangelis, 1982 then saw another solo album from Jon Anderson, Animation. He again assembled a stellar cast, including Jack Bruce, Clem Clempson, Simon Phillips and Chris Rainbow. “Olympia”, a paean to electronic music and gear(!), opens the album with considerable momentum, partly due to its driving forward beat. Perhaps producer Neil Kernon deserves the credit, but there's considerable more momentum to the album than on any of Anderson's previous. The title track continues the pace, Anderson's earnest expression of the emotions of childbirth. The second side's “Unlearning” sports a big bass line from John Giblin, but after that, the album continues in a predictable fashion. An ill-fitting “Surrender” goes for the reggae beat, while the Tony Visconti produced “All Gods Children” sports an R&B chorus over an electronic beat. Really. Tracks like “Pressure Point” and “Much Better Reason” bounce over the slick and very much “of the era” production. If you're a fan of Anderson's work, it's may be all good, but somehow it all seems like rote, and without Yes music underneath, there's not a lot of commercial appeal to Anderson's voice. The album was met with similar commercial indifference, reaching the UK Top 40 and US Top 200. Anderson toured again in 1982, with some of Bruce Springsteen's E Street band, (most notably with David Sancious on keyboards) and Clem Clempson from Humble Pie on guitar, even crossing over to the US for some dates. A third album dedicated to artist Marc Chagall was recorded in late 1982, but all that was quickly put on hold; Anderson was back with his former cohorts in 1983, for the rechristening of Cinema and massive commercial success as Yes.
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