YES, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, release their new studio album The Quest on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on 1st October 2021. "It is simply an honour for me to have the opportunity to bring together the band members in the development of a well-refined set of songs that capture the..
Delicate, quirky, melodic, dreamy, sentimental... and timeless. There's a warm comfort to delving into an entry in Steve Howe's now quarter century-running Homebrew series; a kind of low-key, casual examination of his personal tape archives and home recordings that acts as a companion to the more polished studio albums of his catalogue. Homebrew tracks don't..
Still caught up in the clutches of a global pandemic preventing touring, Steve Howe has once again fallen back on his inner resources and come up with another solo album, his 22nd, following on from 2020’s Love Is. In July 2020 he stated, 'In terms of writing and recording work, it (the lockdown) was a..
Every new album which comes out has to be judged first and foremost on its own merits, it goes without saying. However, there are some releases whose significance make it impossible not to factor in to any assessment such things as how it is likely to appeal to the target audience, and how it fits..
Here endeth the decades-long wait for a decent CD version of Animation... Artists often find themselves at a crossroads by their third release (there's even an unofficial syndrome named for that very quandary), and when change is afoot, the fan base can quickly become disenchanted. But Jon Anderson was on a creative ascent at the..
'Olias for me was like going to music school for three months solid without breathing.' Of the solo debuts released in fairly quick succession by Yes members following their Relayer era, it's long been Jon Anderson's otherworldly concept album Olias Of Sunhillow that gets mentioned at the top of the heap more often than not...
ARC OF LIFE's self-titled debut album is out now. Arc Of Life is a new progressive rock supergroup featuring three members of the current YES line-up, vocalist/guitarist Jon Davison, bassist/vocalist Billy Sherwood and additional drummer Jay Schellen. On keyboards, one of the most interesting talents in the “new” progressive rock scene in the US, Dave Kerzner (Sound of..
Nothing to do with celestial carryings-on, Kepler Ten are a British prog-rock trio comprising Alistair Bell, James Durand and Steve Hales. Originally formed in 2015 by Steve and James when doing Rush tributes, they released their debut album Delta V in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. They then recruited guitarist Alistair (who got the gig..
(The title track) remains the finest composition Anderson has recorded as a solo artist It's probably fair to say that Jon Anderson's solo work outside of Yes, like his collaborations with Vangelis, has generally been best described as the figurative 'Curate's Egg' - good in parts. Following his first solo release, 1976's Olias Of Sunhillow,..
To mark what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, YES have released Imagine as a single through BMG Records. The track was recorded at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas during the encore on the final night of their 2019 US Royal Affair Tour and will be included on The Royal Affair Tour Live..