SKY: sky (s.t) 1979 LP. Classic Prog-Classical Chill out album by guitarist John Williams. Classical versus rock.


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Sky – Sky
Label: Ariola – ARLH 5022
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: May 1979
Genre: Rock, Classical
Style: Modern, Prog Rock
A1 Westway 3:37
A2 Carillon 3:27
A3 Danza 2:57
A4 Gymnopedie No. 1 3:40
A5 Cannonball 3:39
B1 Where Opposites Meet (Part 1) 3:38
B2 Where Opposites Meet (Part 2) 2:24
B3 Where Opposites Meet (Part 3) 5:28
B4 Where Opposites Meet (Part 4) 5:39
B5 Where Opposites Meet (Part 5) 2:21

Acoustic Guitar [Ovation 6 And 12-string] Kevin Peek
Acoustic Guitar [Ovation Classic] John Williams
Bass Guitar Herbie Flowers
Chimes Tristan Fry
Double Bass [Stringed Bass] Herbie Flowers
Drums [Premier] Tristan Fry
Electric Guitar [Gibson L5s And Ovation Preacher] Kevin Peek
Electric Guitar [Gibson Rd77 Artist] John Williams
Glockenspiel Tristan Fry
Guitar [Synthesizer] Kevin Peek
Harpsichord Francis Monkman
Marimba Tristan Fry
Mixed By Nick Blair
Percussion [Medieval Tabor] Tristan Fry
Photography By Paul Cox
Piano [Bösendorfer] Francis Monkman
Producer Haydn Bendall, Sky (4), Tony Clark
Synthesizer [Clavinet-1] Francis Monkman
Synthesizer [Oberheim Ob1] Francis Monkman
Synthesizer [Prophet V] Francis Monkman
Timpani Tristan Fry
Tom Tom [Paiste] Tristan Fry
Vibraphone Tristan Fry
Recorded at: EMI Abbey Road – Studio 3
Mixed at: EMI Abbey Road

(P)(C)1979 Ariola Eurodisc Ltd.

5.0 out of 5 stars classics goes rock,
if you like your music classical but are also into modern sounds then this is the LP for you classical favorites played by 4 extremely talented musicians who bring it into the 20th century with some fantastic interpretations of the original pieces
originally recorded over 20 years ago but is as fresh today as it was then


5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Prog-Classical Chill out album,
What can I say, I have been listening to this album since it was released, the quality of the musicians and the tunes is out of this world…if you like your instrumentals chilled…buy it now, nuff said.

5.0 out of 5 stars Classical versus rock,
The front cover of Skys’ debut album from 1979 proudly headlines the cast of top quality musicians that comprise its membership. Musicianship was never going to be an issue for the band that attempted to fuse rock with classical music. Ultimately, the music is sometimes one genre and sometimes the other, but never both. Despite the electric guitars and drums, classical values preclude the edge or soul of authentic rock music. Yet sky’ is a lovely album on its own terms. ‘Westway’, ‘Cannonball’ and ex-Curved Air Francis Monkmans five-part opus, ‘Where Opposites Meet’ represent the modern style, while ‘La Danza’ and the much-covered ‘Gymnopedie No 1’ are dragged out of the past. The Monkman-Gomm composition, ‘Carrillon’, is the one new piece to sound as if it belongs to a bygone age, propelled by John Williamss beautiful classical guitar work. This is a highly worthwhile album.

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