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Music for People Enhanced
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|1. The Last One Alive|
|3. I Don't Have Anything|
|4. The Gates Of Rock 'N' Roll|
|5. What Else Do I Need|
|7. Land Of Shame|
|8. A Better Place|
|9. Song Without A Name|
|10. We Will Meet Again|
|11. My TV And You|
|12. Lady Of Dreams|
Japanese version featuring a bonus track: 'Free' (Black Version).
With his 1998 debut, Visual Audio Sensory Theater, Vast's Jon Crosby unveiled his dark musical vision and gave an insight to a childhood spent learning classical music, listening to U2 and the Cure, and watching MTV. On Vast's follow-up, Crosby's adds to his debut's components a masterful understanding of how to use his gifts. For the majority of Music for People, he delicately balances morbid melodies with tender orchestration. Trombone and ethereal strings lift the downtrodden "Blue," while joyous, overblown hooks elevate the sinister "The Last One Alive." Crosby's balancing act accentuates his love for pure rock drama. Unfortunately, this passion can also be his undoing; his operatic barking on "Song Without a Name" is too grandiose to be taken seriously. In the main, though, Crosby's smoldering vocals, cryptic words, classical leanings, and twisted blend of rock and electronica posit Vast as U2's heavy-rock cousins. --Dan Gennoe
Top Customer Reviews
Take "Blue" for instance. This track is beautiful with it's charging guitars yet haunting orchestration, and is one of the standouts on the album. "Free" is a hard-edged rocker that illustrates the strength of freedom and the need for it; "I Don't Have Anything" might be the most beautiful love song with it's haunting melody and aching lyrics; "Land of Shame" is a jangly and catchy Beatle-esque rocker. It's one of the albums most upbeat moments. Other standouts include the breathtaking rocker "The Gates of Rock 'N' Roll", the lavish and atmospheric opening track "The Last One Alive", and the delicate yet balanced "What Else Do I Need?".
Now, you have read this review and all the other reviews. There is not another thing I could say about this album, except you should not be sitting and reading this review. You must pick up this album and get caught in it's music...and of course, it's definitely for people! Highly recommended and easily one of the top releases of 2000.
However,look at it this way: 1. Don't take each song as an individual. They seem to work together, almost telling a mood changing story, from the highs of "Free", which rocks, and the lows of "Blue", which is the most BEAUTIFUL song I have heard. 2. If you wanted "Music for the People" to sound exactly like the first CD, then why buy this one? You should have bought "Visual Audio Sensory Theater" again. This CD should stand on it's own.
And to anyone saying VAST is trying to go mainstream with this release and are trying to be "radio friendly", COME ON! On the first release there were 3 or 4 songs that were "radio friendly", except the morons that listen to the radio for music, wouldn't get it.
In conclusion, this CD stands alone as a wonderful and beautiful piece of work!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks guys for giving me hope that there are groups out there that actually care about music.
Jon Crosby's songwriting is outstanding and moving as ussual. Songs like "Free", "I don't have Anything" and "We will meet again" can really move you and cause you to feel for the song. At least that is the case for me. "Free" makes me want to get up and dance, wants me to shake my fists and sing along. "I don't have aNything" makes me want to sit and cry. "We will meet again" is so passionate and it makes me very mello. The way it flows is so beautiful.
Jon Crosby's voice is amazing and so different from other singers. That's one of the things that I like best about Vast, his voice can show so much hurt, it can show pain, it can show anger, frustration. Many singers don't have that gift.
There's one thing though that I do have to complain about. Many of the songs are short than I would have thought them to be.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I find it incredible a man so young as Mr. Crosby could have both the pain and the talent to create this masterpiece. Read morePublished on July 23 2003 by Slartibartfast
ok i accept some of the critism given to this album and to be quite honest i was kind of expecting it. Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Dark Knight
I fell in love with Vast the moment I first heard the song, "Free." Its heavy guitars give it a fabulous mosh-worthy quality. It's strong and straightforward. Read morePublished on May 31 2003 by Kristin Dreyer Kramer
I hope and pray it's not downhill from here for VAST. His debut CD was so phenomenal, that I'm afraid nothing else will ever measure up. Read morePublished on April 1 2003 by V. Z. LaPier
I love metal. Love rock and roll, old school style...
But this album makes me so happy and sad in one fell swoop.
It's just a great damn album. Read more
If you ever heard an album from VAST, you know exactally why they're/he's so great. It's like NIN, but then not at all. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2003 by Zen Station
While Visual Audio Sensory Theater was an amazing album in its own right, Music For People is an incredible work of art. Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2003
The sophmore release from VAST takes the listener on a fresh new musical journey that cannot be compared to the debut release. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2003
Music for People sounds great at first, but it gets old really fast. This is more of a straight ahead pop-rock album than the industrial/world music which graced my ears on the... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2002 by Jeff Red