“State of Independence“ is a song written by Jon Anderson and Vangelis. Cover versions have been recorded by several artists and it has been a hit single on three occasions. The song is written in a reggae/calypso style and features an abstract spiritual lyric.
Originally recorded by Jon and Vangelis for their 1981 album The Friends of Mr Cairo, “State of Independence” was released as a single the same year but did not chart. The song subsequently became better known when Donna Summer released a cover version a year later in 1982, which became a Top Twenty UK single (and repeated the same feat 14 years later when issued as a remixed version in 1996) and becoming a Number One hit in the Netherlands. In 1992, a third version of the song – retitled “Spiritual High (State of Independence)” – was recorded and released as a single by Moodswings, with vocals by The Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde.
Donna Summer is the tenth studio album of American singer Donna Summer, released in 1982, and is currently out of print. It featured the Top 10, Grammy-nominated “Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)” single. Since the disco era, Summer’s work had covered a variety of musical genres and this album was no exception. […]
|Drums (programming)||Michael Boddicker|
|Percussion||Paulinho Da Costa|
|Background Vocals||Bill Champlin|
|Background Vocals||James Ingram|
|Background Vocals||Richard Page|
|Background Vocals||Steve George|