Planet X - Moon Babies

Year of Release: 2002
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD 106
Format: CD
Total Time: 55:02:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's March 9, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

Dream Theater fans know who Derek Sherinian is. For the rest of you, Sherinian is Dream Theater's former keyboardist, who has put together the outstanding prog/fusion group Planet X. This amazing band, which includes Virgil Donati on drums, Tony MacAlpine on guitar, and Tom Kennedy and Jimmy Johnson on bass, will blow you away with their musicianship. Their sound is definitely weighted toward the fusion genre, but it's a style of fusion you might get if Dream Theater suddenly decided to do a jazz album. This album absolutely ROARS!

Moonbabies (5:37) / The Noble Savage (6:12) / Ataraxia (6:15) / Tonaz/70 VIR*(4:00) / Boy With A Flute (5:56) / Interlude In Milan (4:38) / Digital Vertigo (4.22) / Ground Zero (6:00) / Midnight Bell (3:54) / Ignotus Per Ignotium (9:28)

*listed as 'Tonaz' on the InsideOut sites, but as '70 VIR' on the Planet X site.

Derek Sherinian - keyboards
Virgil Donati - drums
Tony MacAlpine - guitars
Billy Sheehan - bass
Tom Kennedy - bass
Jimmy Johnson - bass

Planet X (1998)
Universe (1999)
Live From Oz (2002)
Moon Babies (2002)
Quantum (2007)

Genre: Fusion-Jazz Fusion

Origin VA

Added: March 9th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

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