unknown song comments

Date Added: 4/23/2012
Added By: Jen
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Identified: Yes!   

From Jen, 4/23/2012 7:50:04 PM:

I don't have this song on tape, so I had to play it on an online piano, in the hope that someone will recognize the melody. It's kind of prog-rock sounding, and may have been released in the late 70s or early 80s. The singer is male, has a high voice, and the song tells a story (kind of "epic" sounding). It's a long song, maybe over 5 min. It has a lot of piano and an a-capella part, and sounds like Supertramp, but it's not Supertramp. I first heard it on CFNY in the 90s, but I'm pretty sure it's a lot older than that. Hope this helps. Thanks!

From Jen, 4/24/2012 8:25:39 AM:

It's kind of similar to The Logical Song (so again, people may think it's Supertramp). But it's not Supertramp. :-)

From Dave Myrvold, 4/27/2012 9:09:07 PM:

Jon & Vangelis - The Friends Of Mr. Cairo

From Jen, 4/28/2012 6:32:24 PM:

Man, I could hug you! I checked on YouTube, and that's it! It's funny, the lead singer of Yes was part of that group. I mentioned that the song is like a Supertramp tune, but I should have said it was more like a Yes song (the lead singer has a very distinctive voice). I've heard Owner of a Lonely Heart enough times to recognize his voice anywhere!

From Jen, 4/28/2012 6:44:03 PM:

Jon and Vangelis appear as #58, on the CFNY Top Songs of '80. See menu on the left.

And I'm having problems marking this as now "Identified". Any tips?

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