Raised in Captivity

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
For anyone trying, no doubt with difficulty, to keep score, 2011's Raised in Captivity is the seventh solo studio album by 61-year-old singer/songwriter/bassist John Wetton over a period of 31 years. "Solo" is of course the key word, since Wetton is much better known as a member of groups, primarily the chart-topping early '80s progressive rock band Asia, but also numerous others including King Crimson, Uriah Heep, and U.K. On the albums by those ensembles and on his previous solo LPs (Caught in the Crossfire, Jacknife, Voice Mail [aka Battle Lines], Arkangel, Welcome to Heaven [aka Sinister], and Rock of Faith), Wetton has pursued a melodic, pop-infused version of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
For anyone trying, no doubt with difficulty, to keep score, 2011's Raised in Captivity is the seventh solo studio album by 61-year-old singer/songwriter/bassist John Wetton over a period of 31 years. "Solo" is of course the key word, since Wetton is much better known as a member of groups, primarily the chart-topping early '80s progressive rock band Asia, but also numerous others including King Crimson, Uriah Heep, and U.K. On the albums by those ensembles and on his previous solo LPs (Caught in the Crossfire, Jacknife, Voice Mail [aka Battle Lines], Arkangel, Welcome to Heaven [aka Sinister], and Rock of Faith), Wetton has pursued a melodic, pop-infused version of prog, and he does so on Raised in Captivity, too. Old friends such as Geoff Downes, Steve Hackett, Tony Kaye, and Steve Morse help him create familiarly full-sounding rock arrangements, over which he sings in his still supple tenor. Curiously, the sound occasionally veers toward that of the Police, a band that was hitting its stride as a post-punk/power pop outfit just as Asia was hitting number one. In such tracks as the title song and "The Last Night of My Life," Wetton distinctly exhibits the influence of Sting, another singer/songwriter/bassist, when the direction of influence probably should have gone the other way. Nevertheless, the album remains one that will provide minor pleasure to fans of Asia and some of the other groups with which Wetton has been involved.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • EAN: 8024391052228
  • Catalog Number: 105222
  • Sales rank: 71,965

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lost For Words (5:01)
  2. 2 Raised In Captivity - Robert Fripp (6:11)
  3. 3 Goodbye Elsinore (4:45)
  4. 4 The Last Night of My Life - Alex Machacek (5:56)
  5. 5 We Stay Together (4:28)
  6. 6 The Human Condition - Tony Kaye (5:24)
  7. 7 Steffi's Ring - Geoff Downes (2:38)
  8. 8 The Devil and the Opera House (6:53)
  9. 9 New Star Rising - Mick Box (4:35)
  10. 10 Don't Misunderstand Me - Tony Kaye (3:45)
  11. 11 Mighty Rivers - Anneke van Giersbergen (5:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Wetton Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Eddie Jobson Violin, Guest Appearance
Steve Hackett Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Steve Morse Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Mick Box Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Tony Kaye Hammond Organ, Guest Appearance
Billy Sherwood Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Alex Machacek Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Geoff Downes Keyboards, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
John Wetton Composer, Liner Notes, Concept
Robert Fripp Composer, Lyricist
Yoav Goren Composer, Lyricist
Richard Palmer-James Composer, Lyricist
Billy Sherwood Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Anneke van Giersbergen Composer, Lyricist
Gil Talmi Composer, Lyricist
Michael Inns Artwork
Palmer-James Composer
Karen Gladwell Artwork
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