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Tony Kaye releases poignant new video for Sweetest Dreams

Tony Kaye
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Former Yes keyboard player Tony Kaye has release a poignant video for Sweetest Dreams, which you can watch below. It's taken from Kaye's recently released solo album End Of Innocence, which pays tribute to the tragic events of 9/11.

The moving lament was written and sung by Kaye’s wife Dani Torchia, providing a moment of sensitive reflection following the fall of the towers. The song highlights the sadness, pain and anguish of those left behind, living with the memory of loved-ones lost.

Kaye released his debut solo album, End Of Innocence, through Spirit Of Unicorn Music (distributed via Cherry Red Records) in September. The album is largely an orchestral, suite is designed to he heard in its entirety, although Sweetest Dreams provides a vocal interlude.

“The next day I unpacked my keyboards for the first time in a long time,” Kaye recalls having witnessed the horror of 9/11 unfurl on television. “I didn’t know what I was going to do. It was one of those things that happened, inspiration on a musical level.

“I wanted it, musically, to be about that day, but I felt compelled to extend it to deal with the repercussions of what happened. Musically, it was quite challenging to do the battle scene and then the Hope And Triumph, a patriotic anthem and the consequences of war. Ground Zero is the hope for the future, the rebuilding.”

As well as Torchia, End Of Innocence features appearances from drummer Jay Schellen and features artwork created by Roger Dean. 

Get End Of Innocence.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.