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What did they do next part 5a – Patrick Moraz – 395

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington

This week Mark and I are starting our look at what the next musician to leave the group got up to next so we will be discussing Patrick Moraz a little later on.

Also, Jon Anderson has released the first chapter of his memoires this week so Mark and I have a chat about that in our two pence segment.

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  • What did Moraz do next?
  • Was it in the same style as Story of I?
  • Is Anderson’s autobiography going to be any good?

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Keith Hoisington’s Glastonbury Festival programme from 2003:

Read Jon Anderson’s Memoir – chapter 1

This is what he did next

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5 replies on “What did they do next part 5a – Patrick Moraz – 395”

Jon told me 3 years ago that he was up to 1972 for his memoirs, and that it was so long that he’d need at least 2 volumes and some editing to tell his life story!

Though I won’t leave a voice message this time, I also have some thoughts about Out In The Sun – an album I’ve always loved. It’s a much more of a ‘standard’ pop / rock album, contrasting 70s style pop (Out In The Sun, Nervous Breakdown, Silver Screen, Tentacles) with Patricks’ Brazilian and prog leanings (Ranu Batucada, the first part of Back To Nature) plus a bit of slightly silly hard rock (Love-Hate-Sun-Rain) and my favorite track, the lovely jazz funk of Kabala. (I particularly love the transition from Fender Rhodes to Hammond). It’s not a classic, but it’s very tuneful and certainly Patrick’s most accessible album. Best moment? The proggy, layered synths on the closing section of Silver Screen.

Fun fact! The main vocalist (and co writer on several tracks) on the album is John McBurnie, who is best known as a member of Jackson Heights, the proggy pop rock band formed by Lee Jackson of the Nice (who was later in Refugee with Moraz). Jackson Heights’ keyboard player was Brian Chatton, who had been in the Warriors with Jon Anderson. The Jackson Heights material is pretty decent – fairly standard soft rock with some symphonic arrangements (reminds me of the Moody Blues) and Chatton’s playing is terrific, but I actually prefer McBurnie’s work on the The Story of i and Out In The Sun.



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