Pieces of the Sun

Pieces of the Sun

Disc review

As a bass superstar, Tony Levin has been on the cutting edge of stadium rock, or whatever descriptive you would use for people like Peter Gabriel, for close to three decs. Make that Gabriel, King Crimson, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Lennon, Pink Floyd – who didn’t he tour and record with? On this new instrumental, you can see why the guy gets the nod from the big guns: It’s Tony’s sound as much as it is whoever’s. So within the confines of the style – with the synth keys and loops blending with real instrumental prowess and ensemble brilliance that says "Hello again!" to the ’70s or ’80s – they’re not a bloody bad lot. Potent, actually. (Dean Cottrill)

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