In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Polydor” label released “The Friends of Mr. Cairo”, the second Jon and Vangelis album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981 at “Davout Studios” in Paris, and “Nemo Studios” in London, and was produced by Vangelis and Jon Anderson.


  • Jon Anderson – vocals
  • Vangelis – piano, keyboards, synthesizer, arranger
  • Dick Morrissey– saxophone, flute
  • David Coker – voices
  • Sally Grace– voices
  • Dennis Clarke – saxophone
  • Claire Hamill– backing vocals
  • Carol Kenyon– backing vocals
  • Roger Roche – engineer
  • Raine Shine – engineer
  • Alwyn Clayden – design
  • Veronique Skawinska – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon Anderson, all music by Vangelis and Jon Anderson.

  1. The Friends of Mr. Cairo
  2. Back to School
  3. Outside of This (Inside of That)
  4. State of Independence
  5. Beside
  6. The Mayflowe

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