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    So what new Yes related music is out there? I'm thinking of just picking it all up, throwing it into a playlist, hitting shuffle, and pretending it's a new Yes album.

    Steve Howe's Love Is
    Rick Wakman's Return to the Center of the Journey of Something? [sic]
    Jon's 1000 Hands

    What else has come out recently? Is that it?

    There was buzz a while back about Roger Dean art for a Yes Royal Affair Tour live album. What ever happened with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmanzi View Post
    So what new Yes related music is out there? I'm thinking of just picking it all up, throwing it into a playlist, hitting shuffle, and pretending it's a new Yes album.
    Steve's "Love Is", Billy Sherwood's "Citizen", Rick's "The Red Planet" and Jon A's "1000 Hands" are the newest that I am aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmanzi View Post
    So what new Yes related music is out there? I'm thinking of just picking it all up, throwing it into a playlist, hitting shuffle, and pretending it's a new Yes album.

    Steve Howe's Love Is
    Rick Wakman's Return to the Center of the Journey of Something? [sic]
    Jon's 1000 Hands

    What else has come out recently? Is that it?

    There was buzz a while back about Roger Dean art for a Yes Royal Affair Tour live album. What ever happened with that?
    Said album is supposed to come out later in year according to Henry-no specific release date yet.

    Gottlieb Brothers working on art work as well. Appears Gates of Delirium will not be included.

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    In terms of major (solo release or significant contribution in a band) releases of new studio material by Yes men current and past...

    2020:
    Steve Howe: Love is (w/ Davison)
    David Cross & Peter Banks: Crossover (w/ Kaye, Downes, Sherwood, O Wakeman)
    Rick Wakeman: The Red Planet

    2019:
    Steve Howe Trio: New Frontier (w/ Bruford writing)
    Jon Anderson: "Joyfulness" 4-part series on YouTube
    Trevor Horn: Reimagines the Eighties
    Jon Anderson: 1000 Hands: Chapter One (w/ Howe, Squire, White)
    Billy Sherwood: Citizen In the Next Life
    Rodney Matthews and Jeff Scheetz with Oliver Wakeman: Trinity (w/ Wakeman R)

    2018:
    Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity: The Complete Recordings
    Rick Wakeman: Piano Odyssey
    A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute (w/ Sherwood, Kaye, Moraz, Davison)
    Moraz & Friends: Random Kingdom

    Plus lots of other appearances: highlights include Davison on In Continuum's Acceleration Theory Part One: AlienA (2018), Sherwood and O Wakeman on John Holden's Capture Light (2018), and Anderson on Battles' Juice B Crypts (2019).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    Plus lots of other appearances: highlights include
    More surprising cases include...

    Zebras Don't Smoke: Don't Mention the Swedes (w/ Downes), a forthcoming ABBA tribute album
    David Hasselhoff: Open Your Eyes (w/ Moraz), 2019
    William Shatner: Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album (w/ R Wakeman), 2018

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    Jon & Billy will probably write the majority of the material. lord help us!

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    I haven't heard the new Jon Anderson yet. Does he sing a song with the lyrics "Hep yabbo" over and over or is this a "Yep habbo" record?
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splicer View Post
    I haven't heard the new Jon Anderson yet. Does he sing a song with the lyrics "Hep yabbo" over and over or is this a "Yep habbo" record?
    Unfortunately no but it is a really good album anyway. Easily the best of those that Henry listed above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    Unfortunately no but it is a really good album anyway. Easily the best of those that Henry listed above.
    It is very good, although I think I'd go with New Frontier or Reimagines the Eighties as the best myself.

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    I am usually great Trevor Horn fan but those middle of the road orchestrations of Reimagines the Eighties did not do anything for me. Big disappointment for me. New Frontier was ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BravadoNJ View Post
    Jon & Billy will probably write the majority of the material. lord help us!
    Of a new Yes album? Davison says that everybody is writing for the album, although he seems to be the main guy doing lyrics/vocal melodies. Prior reports and rumours point to everyone contributing, Davison, Howe, Downes, White, Sherwood and even possibly Squire through the use of some old recordings. I note H&E had songwriting credits from all five then members, as did From a Page. It would be unsurprising if the pattern continued.

    I would guess we will see plenty of Davison co-credits, particularly as he'll often be writing lyrics to others' music. Sherwood is a prolific writer and I'm sure is there with his ideas. But equally Downes and Howe are prolific writers, and White is the 4th most credited writer of Yes songs across the band's history. So if I had to guess, I'd guess the majority of the material will be by Howe/Downes/White/Squire and a minority by Davison/Sherwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    I am usually great Trevor Horn fan but those middle of the road orchestrations of Reimagines the Eighties did not do anything for me.
    The orchestrations (by Julian Hinton) vary. I think some ("Blue Monday") are better than others ("Brothers in Arms"). You're right that they're sometimes safe. However, what I think Horn does on the album is get and produce great vocal performances. Tony Hadley on "What's Love Got to Do With It", for example, or Steve Hogarth on "It's Different for Girls", Gabrielle Aplin on "Dancing in the Dark".

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    Nice interview. I had no idea Jon was friends with The guy from the Foo Fighters. Small world
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    Nice interview. I had no idea Jon was friends with The guy from the Foo Fighters. Small world
    This is from Taylor Hawkins' latest solo album and includes Davison (very minorly):



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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    In terms of major (solo release or significant contribution in a band) releases of new studio material by Yes men current and past...

    Plus lots of other appearances: highlights include Davison on In Continuum's Acceleration Theory Part One: AlienA (2018), Sherwood and O Wakeman on John Holden's Capture Light (2018), and Anderson on Battles' Juice B Crypts (2019).

    Henry
    Jon Davison is also in In Continuum Acceleration Theory Part 2: Annihilation but what's even more YESish is that one of the songs he sings I co-wrote with Jon Anderson who sang the melody on the demo. It's a song called "All That Is" which you can listen to here.

    Sonic Elements itself is a music label of Sonic Reality (sound development company) and the project name for tribute albums which include Yesterday and Today: A 50th Anniversary to Yes which we did and includes Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Tony Kaye, Tom Brislin and Jay Schellen from the Yes world participating with others in a hybrid of authentic and re-interpreted Yes tunes and also bonus original songs (of which there are many more I co-wrote with Billy).

    Both In Continuum albums the Yes tribute can be found on my Bandcamp page (and today there's no fee since it's Bandcamp Friday)

    As for previous comments from some of you guys about the Yes side project Jon mentioned... first of all thank you for the kind words. I really appreciated reading that. All I can say officially is this. YES I do work with Jon, Billy and Jay and yes I do have actually more than one side project with various musicians from Yes. Is one of them the one Jon mentioned? Maybe. (Maybe isn't the name of the band. But a good Yes side project name none the less! haha.) I shouldn't say what the names of any new projects or bands are yet or the exact line ups until they're officially announced. I can only say that it's actually more than you think and that includes new original music. That said, in one band/project the music is co-written by me and in the other it isn't so... from that standpoint they're quite different from each other. But, anyway, there's a lot to look forward to in and around the lake!

    Btw the new Steve Howe solo album is really good! Love those classic acoustic and electric guitars. We were talking about it on Sean's SOAR Live show with Fernando the other day and since then I've listened to it by Fern's recommendation and he's right. It's got some classic Howeness to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squids View Post
    Sonic Elements itself is a music label of Sonic Reality (sound development company) and the project name for tribute albums which include Yesterday and Today: A 50th Anniversary to Yes which we did and includes Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Tony Kaye, Tom Brislin and Jay Schellen from the Yes world participating with others in a hybrid of authentic and re-interpreted Yes tunes and also bonus original songs (of which there are many more I co-wrote with Billy).

    Both In Continuum albums the Yes tribute can be found on my Bandcamp page (and today there's no fee since it's Bandcamp Friday)
    I'm happy to recommend both, and let's support musicians on Bandcamp Friday!

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