#1 State of Independence - Jon Anderson (circa 1981)

Yes.  The band Yes.  The lead singer from the band Yes.


He wrote this beautiful song with Vangelis (film composer:  Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, etc).  Almost 30 years later, he was a guest of the Cleveland Youth Symphony.  This video is of that performance.  However, the audio is clearly from a controlled recording environment.  It’s been done many times by different artists, including Donna Summer, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), etc.  Enjoy!

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