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In the City of Angels is the fifth solo album by Yes lead singer Jon Anderson, released in 1988.

In the City of Angels
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 17, 1988
Recorded1988 at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California
GenrePop rock
ProducerStewart Levine
Jon Anderson chronology
3 Ships
In the City of Angels
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Unlike most of Anderson's previous solo works, this album contains many additional songwriters. Consequently, this is the most straight-ahead commercial pop album in his oeuvre, and sounds closer to a Toto album than his own earlier work—in fact, that band performs on several songs. Jon reciprocated the favor by performing on their album The Seventh One (recorded about the same time as In the City of Angels).

Two songs from the album ("Hold on to Love" and "In a Lifetime") were co-written by Lamont Dozier, of Motown records.

A music video for "Hold on to Love" aired on TV. In the video, the album is titled In The City of Lost Angels. Chris Squire has a cameo appearance in the video as acoustic bass player.


Track listingEdit

Side one
1."Hold on to Love"Jon Anderson, Lamont Dozier4:46
2."If It Wasn't for Love (Oneness Family)"Anderson4:25
3."Sundancing (For the Hopi/Navajo Energy)"Anderson3:18
4."Is It Me"Anderson, Rhett Lawrence4:25
5."In a Lifetime"Anderson, Dozier4:14
6."For You"Anderson, David Paich2:51
Side two
7."New Civilization"Anderson, Don Freeman, Gordon Peeke4:31
8."It's on Fire"Anderson, Freeman4:10
9."Betcha"Anderson, Lawrence4:00
10."Top of the World (The Glass Bead Game)"Anderson, Paich5:25
11."Hurry Home (Song from The Pleiades)"Anderson4:58



Year Chart Position
1988 Dutch Albums Chart 33


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "In the City of Angels - Jon Anderson | AllMusic". Retrieved 20 August 2011.