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.

Episode 134 – Heaven and Earth Revealed & VIP Package

 

Chris Squire
Chris Squire’s triple neck bass – photo by Andy

The one hundred and thirty fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring lots of listener feedback, artwork for the new album, Heaven and Earth, and my thoughts about the VIP package I bought for the Birmingham concert I went to,

  • Is the new album cover ‘classic’ Yes?
  • Do the titles of the tracks sound like Yes?
  • Is a VIP live package worth it?

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Episode 128 – a huge announcement and why bother to see Yes live?

YES - the band
The current line-up!

The one hundred and twenty eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a huge announcement and some thoughts on whether it’s worth seeing Yes live in 2014.

  • What’s the big announcement?
  • Should Yes retire?
  • Is it worth turning out to a live gig?

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Episode 127 – Heaven and Earth

The 3 albums
The three albums I’m going to hear live.

The one hundred and twenty seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a few thoughts about the name of the new Yes studio album, ‘Heaven and Earth’.

  • What’s in a name?
  • Does this sound like a Yes album title?
  • What influence has Jon Davison had?

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