State of Independence – Jon Anderson and Todmobile

There are a number of versions of the song State of Independence which was written and first performed by Jon Anderson (of Yes) and Vangelis on the market. The original is probably the definitive version although many argue that the Donna Summer version is the finest  ever made, and something I probably would not have argued with until I came across a new version.

This again featured Anderson on vocal (how well he is singing at 72 years of age) backed by a group that goes by the name Todmobile and is an Icelandic “rockestra” that specializes in performing large pieces of music in the rock genre.

For an old prog-rocker like myself this was a revelation and fortunately the concert was recorded and put on YouTube. So for all of us ageing hippies, who for years kept our secret about this kind of music because it was considered outdated and indulgent and derided by the Punk musicians, the latter word I use rather tongue in cheek.

This is music making of the highest quality and a song that has stood the test of time…….enjoy it.

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