Episode 140 – New sounds from Heaven and Earth – Step Beyond

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and fortieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring my initial reactions to the extract of ‘Step Beyond’ taken from the forthcoming album, Heaven and Earth.

  • What can we tell about the track from this tiny extract?
  • Is it prog?
  • Does it sound like Yes?

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Episode 139 – New Sounds from Heaven and Earth – The Game

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and thirty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring my initial reactions to the extract of ‘The Game’ taken from the forthcoming album, Heaven and Earth.

  • Is The Game in the same mould as Believe Again?
  • Who write the track?
  • Can we tell what the whole song is like from this extract?

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Episode 138 – Drama live

Drama era Yes
1980 Yes by Jeremy North

The one hundred and thirty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some thoughts about a 1980 bootleg recording from Madison Square Garden.

  • Can Trevor Horn hold his own?
  • How does Geoff Downes get on in his first stint with the band?
  • Does the Drama material come over better than the ‘classic’ material?

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Episode 137 – Believe Again

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and thirty seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a sneak peek at the first track on teh new studio album, Heaven and Earth.

  • How did this track leak out?
  • What is it like?
  • Does it bode well for the rest of the album?

SPOILER ALERT!

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Release details for new Yes album, Heaven and Earth

PRESS RELEASE:

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

Seminal prog heroes YES have announced the UK release of their 21st studio album, ‘Heaven and Earth’, available on CD and download from 21st July through Frontiers Records.

With a career spanning over four decades and over 40 million albums sold worldwide, YES’ trademark symphonic prog rock is still as current and fresher than ever. ‘Heaven and Earth’ features 8 new tracks, each boasting their unique sound and excellent musicianship. YES’ distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies abound on this record, which is sure to please fans old and new.

Heaven and Earth tracklisting: Believe Again; The Game; Step Beyond; To Ascend; In A World Of Our Own; Light Of The Ages; It Was All We Knew; Subway Walls.

Yes group photo
What a line-up!

YES are:

STEVE HOWE – Electric, Acoustic, & Steel Guitars. Backing Vocals

CHRIS SQUIRE – Bass Guitar. Backing Vocals

ALAN WHITE – Drums. Percussion

GEOFF DOWNES – Keyboards. Computer Programming

JON DAVISON – Lead & Backing Vocals. Acoustic Guitar

 

Multiple award winners YES formed in 1968 in England. Since its inception the band went on to create some of the finest, most legendary work in the history of prog and symphonic rock, including ‘The Yes Album’, ‘Fragile’, ‘Close To The Edge’, ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’, ‘Relayer’ and ‘Going For The One’. Amongst their essential hits are ‘Roundabout’, ‘Owner of a Lonely Art’, ‘Starship Trooper’, ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’. YES continue to be a major source of inspiration for the genre and beyond, with a wide range of artists – from Dream Theatre to Earth Wind and Fire – citing them as influences.

YES enrolled legendary Grammy Award winner Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper) forproduction duties on Heaven and Earth.   The album was mixed by Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply).    The artwork is once again the creation of world-renowned artist Roger Dean.