Album Review: John Wetton, "Raised In Captivity"

British singer/songwriter John Wetton has treaded the boards with rock royalty and as such his sixth solo album is the latest gem in a crowning list of musical works. Written and recorded with former Yes multi-instrumentist Billy Sherwood, Raised In Captivity, features collaborations from numerous guest musicians: Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Eddie Jobson (UK), Mick Box (Uriah Heep), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) and Asia partner Geoff Downes. Rocking album opener Lost For Words hits the ground running while the title track and The Human Condition both capture the angst and uncertainty that comes with modern life. Particularly poignant is the duet with Anneke Van Giersbergen on closer Mighty Rivers. An impressive collection that truly sums up the elements that have shaped Wetton's career!

Mark Crampton
Rock iKon
1st July, 2011
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