Beyond The Mind's Eye
PRODUCER: Jan Hammer
Miramar 2902

Fusion pioneer and "Miami Vice" theme author unearths one of his most ambitious projects to date: the soundtrack for a computer-animated, virtual-reality video extravaganza that's being released simultaneously with the album. Hammer's instrumental compositions stand on their own melodic feet, though they do benefit from the "home theater" experience. Lone vocal entry, featuring Chris Thompson, has pop and AC potential, and entire disc is a must for new-age outlets.