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.
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.
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?
Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know via any of the methods below.