Composed by Vangelis.
Lyrics by Jon Anderson.
that Vangelis does not play on this song.
1985 Elektra 83980 Argentina
1985 Elketra P-13594 Japan
1985 Elektra 960469-1 West-Germany / Italy / U.S.A.
1985 Easier said than done / Three ships / Oh holy night EKR 31 United Kingdom
1985 Easier said than done / 3 ships
Elektra 969576-7 West-Germany / Italy
1985 Easier said than done / 3 ships EKR 31 United Kingdom
1985 Easier said than done / Day of days U.S.A.
1985 Elektra 32XD-886 Japan
1985 Elektra WMC5-568 Japan
CD has only been released in Japan, and apparently in not large quantities, as
it is now very very hard to find. If you are looking for a copy of the song, you
best chance is with locating a the LP, which is still relatively easy.
The entire album was recorded at Crystal Studios, Hollywood U.S.A.
combination of Jon Anderson and Vangelis is better known under the name
"Jon and Vangelis". It is using this name that their partnership
produced a series of albums, Short Stories
(1980), The friends of Mr. Cairo
(1981), Private Collection (1983) and Page
of Life (1991), as well as numerous singles. Jon and Vangelis are best
known for their hit-singles "I hear you now" and "I'll find
my way home" in the early eighties.
1986 Jon and Vangelis recorded a few try-outs which never evolved into a new
album. The songs have appeared however on several Jon or Vangelis-related
bootlegs. Curiously, some of these songs have later been 'covered' by Jon's
group Yes !
denied by both artists, some people still believe to hear Vangelis' hand in
Jon's first solo-album "Olias
of Sunhillow" (1976). Personally I really don't believe that Vangelis
actually plays on this album, especially since Jon thanks Vangelis for his
"energy" in the liner notes of the album. Likely it was not
more than that.
similar argument as for "Olias of Sunhillow" is heard for Jon's
demo-recording bootlegged under the name "The
sky and his shadow", however there is absolutely no proof whatsoever that Vangelis
is involved in that recording.
1994 Jon included re-recorded versions of four of his songs with Vangelis on
the solo-album 'Change
we must'. The songs included "State of Independence", the
previously unreleased song "The Kiss", as well as two earlier
compositions from 'Page of Life": "Candle song" and
"Change we must".
is rumored that Jon's effort in re-issuing the "Page of Life"
album in 1998 did not involve Vangelis' approval, and has put a strain on