Window to the Soul

Release date: August 28th 2006
InsideOut Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Progressive Rock

Rating: 70/100
Reviewed by:
Kenn Jensen
August 25th 2006

Vocalist and bass player John Payne has for the past 15 years been a driving force behind Asia. And when Geoff Downes some time ago decided to reunite the original Asia line-up, Payne made the decision to move on and form his own group with fellow Asia sidekicks guitarist Guthrie Govan and drummer Jay Schellen. To complete the line-up keyboard player Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard) was brought in.

GPS' debut album "Window to the Soul" is a solid piece of rock, with very strong roots in the 70's progressive rock scene, mainly due to Ryo's keyboard sounds. GPS (Govan Payne Schellen) delivers 10 very diverse songs, some are straight up rock while some have a strong progressive edge to them - highlights include the title track, "New Jerusalem", "Heaven can Wait" and "Since you've been Gone".

I like this album and suggest if you like the likes of Spock's Beard, Asia and 70's progressive rock that you do at least give this good album a chance.