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All Music Guide:
While he has come to be derided for his work in the pop-rock arena -- particularly his contributions to Yes' disastrous Union album -- Jonathan Elias has had a fairly lengthy career as an underscore composer for motion pictures and television, beginning with the music for Children of the Corn. Moving out of the movie business towards the mid-'90s, he went to work in the advertising business, gaining attention (and awards) for his music for various Energizer and milk commercials. An all-star orchestral album, Prayer Cycle, followed in 1999.