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On August 31, 2004.

On August 31, 2004, “InsideOut Music” label released “Silent Nation”, the ninth Asia studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Clear Lake Audio” in Hollywood, and was produced by John Payne.


  • John Payne– vocals, guitar, bass, engineer, mixing engineer
  • Geoff Downes– keyboards, percussion
  • Guthrie Govan– guitars
  • Chris Slade– drums
  • Kim Nielsen Parsons– bass guitar
  • Billy Sherwood– guitars, bass
  • Ant Glynne – guitars
  • Jay Schellen– drums
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Thomas Ewerhard – artwork, layout
  • Robert John– photography
  • Gene Kirkland – photography
  • Ace Trump – live photography
  • Billy White – digital art
  • Roger Dean– Asia logotype

 Track listing:

All tracks by John Payne and Geoff Downes, except where noted.

  1. What About Love
  2. Long Way From Home
  3. Midnight
  4. Blue Moon Monday
  5. Silent Nation
  6. Ghost in the Mirror – John Payne, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood
  7. Gone Too Far
  8. I Will Be There for You – John Payne, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood
  9. Darkness Day
  10. The Prophet

On August 24, 1993.

On August 24, 1993, “Relativity” label released “The Grand Scheme of Things”, the fourth Steve Howe studio album. It was recorded in 1993 and was produced by Steve Howe.


  • Steve Howe– vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, koto, flute, keyboards, percussion
  • Nick Beggs– bass, stick
  • Dylan Howe– drums, percussion
  • Keith West– harmony vocals, harmonica
  • Virgil Howe– keyboards, piano
  • Anna Palm – vocals, violin
  • Richard Edwards – mixing
  • Renny Hill – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Jeffries – engineer, cabassa
  • Steve Rush – engineer
  • Paul Wright III – engineer
  • Martyn Dean – photography, logo, cover art
  • Roger Dean– artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Howe except where noted.

  1. The Grand Scheme of Things
  2. Desire Comes First
  3. Blinded by Science
  4. Beautiful Ideas
  5. The Valley of Rocks
  6. At the Gates of the New World
  7. Wayward Course
  8. Reaching the Point – Steve Howe, Keith West
  9. Common Ground – Virgil Howe, Steve Howe
  10. Luck of the Draw
  11. The Fall of Civilization – Janet Howe, Steve Howe, Keith West
  12. Passing Phase
  13. Georgia’s Theme
  14. Too Much is Taken and Not Enough Given
  15. Maiden Voyage
  16. Road to One’s Self


On July 12, 2005.

On July 12, 2005, “Arion Records” and “Sound Resources” labels released “The Inconsolable Secret”, the eighth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005 and was produced by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb.


  • Walter Moore – lead vocals
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead vocals
  • Fred Schendel – vocals, keyboards, electric and steel guitars
  • Steve Babb – vocals, keyboards, bass
  • Matt Mendians – drums
  • Sarah Snyder – vocals
  • Flo Paris – vocals
  • Eric Parker – acoustic guitar
  • Kamran Alan Shikoh – classical and electric guitar
  • David Wallimann, Johnny Bruhns – electric guitar
  • Donna Curry – flute
  • The Adonia String Trio
    • Rebecca James – violin
    • Susan Hawkins-Whitacre – viola
    • Rachel Hackenberger – cello
  • Bethany Warren – backing vocals, choir
  • Stephanie Rumpza – recorder, choir
  • Mike Rumpza – choir arrangements
  • Haley McGuire, Summer Hullender, Elimy Hammett and Natalie Pittman – choir
  • Tom Hammett – vocals
  • Laura Lindstrom – vocals
  • David Carter – lead guitar
  • Bob Katz – mastering
  • Roger Dean – cover art
  • Sound Resources – layout, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel.

  1. A Maker of Crowns
  2. The Knight of the North
  3. Long and Long Ago
  4. The Morning She Woke
  5. Lirazel
  6. The High Place
  7. Morrigan’s Song
  8. Walking Toward Doom
  9. Mog Ruith
  10. Through a Glass Darkly
  11. The Lady Waits
  12. The Mirror Cracks
  13. Having Caught a Glimpse


On June 20, 1989.

On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.


  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Steve Howe– guitars
  • Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
  • Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
  • Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
  • The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
  • M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
  • Emerald Isle Community Singers
  • In Seine Singers
  • Chris Kimsey– engineering
  • Chris Potter – engineering
  • Giles Sampic – engineering
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
  • George Cowen – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
  • “Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
  • Chris Ranson – group technician
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • George Cowan – assistant mixing
  • Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
  • Martyn Dean – stage design consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.

  1. Themes
    1. SoundThe
    2. Second Attention
  • Soul Warrior
  1. Fist of Fire
  2. Brother of Mine
  3. The Big Dream
  4. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Long Lost Brother of Mine – Geoff Downes
  1. Birthright – Max Bacon
  2. The Meaning
  3. Quartet
  4. I Wanna Learn
  5. She Gives Me Love – Ben Dowling
  • Who Was the First
  1. I’m Alive
  2. Teakbois
  3. Order of the Universe
  4. Order Theme
  5. Rock Gives Courage – Rhett Lawrence
  • It’s So Hard to Grow
    1. The Universe

On June 22, 2011.

On June 22, 2011, “Frontiers Records” label released “Fly from Here”, the twentieth Yes studio album. It was recorded October 2010 – February 2011, and was produced by Trevor Horn.


  • Benoît David– lead vocals
  • Trevor Horn– backing vocals, additional keyboards, additional acoustic guitar
  • Steve Howe– guitars, lead, backing vocals and co-lead vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Geoff Downes– keyboards
  • Alan White– drums
  • Oliver Wakeman– additional keyboards
  • Luís Jardim– percussion
  • Gerard Johnson– piano
  • Tim Weidner– mixing, engineering
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Patrick MacDougall – additional engineering
  • Mark Lewis – additional engineering
  • Graham Archer – additional engineering
  • Simon Bloor – assistant engineer
  • Andy Hughes – assistant engineer
  • Edd Hartwell – assistant engineer
  • Brad Brooks – assistant engineer
  • Curtis Schwartz – engineering
  • Steve Howe – engineering
  • Rob Shanahan – photographs
  • Roger Dean– paintings, font, Yes logos
  • Giulio Cataldo – booklet design

Track listing:

  1. Fly from Here– Overture – Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes
  2. Fly from Here, Part I: We Can Fly – Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire
  3. Fly from Here, Part II: Sad Night at the Airfield – Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes
  4. Fly from Here, Part III: Madman at the Screens – Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes
  5. Fly from Here, Part IV: Bumpy Ride – Steve Howe
  6. Fly from Here, Part V: We Can Fly (Reprise) – Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire
  7. The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be – Chris Squire, Gerard Johnson, Simon Sessier
  8. Life on a Film Set – Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes
  9. Hour of Need – Steve Howe
  10. Solitaire – Steve Howe
  11. Into the Storm – Chris Squire, Oliver Wakeman, Steve Howe, Benoit David, Alan White

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Bedside Manners Are Extra”, the second Greenslade studio album. It was recorded in August 1973, at ”Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Reeves, Dave Greenslade, Dave Lawson and Andrew McCulloch. The album cover artwork was by Roger Dean.


  • Andrew McCulloch- drums
  • Dave Lawson- keyboards, vocals
  • Tony Reeves- bass guitar
  • Dave Greenslade- keyboards

Track listing:

All music by Dave Greenslade, all lyrics by Dave Lawson, except where noted.

  1. Bedside Manners Are Extra
  2. Pilgrim’s Progress
  3. Time to Dream
  4. Drum Folk – music by Dave Greenslade, Andrew McCulloch
  5. Sunkissed You’re Not – music by Dave Lawson
  6. Chalkhill – music by Tony Reeves, Dave Lawson


In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Bronze” label released “The Magician’s Birthday”, the fifth Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron. The album cover design was by Roger Dean.


  • David Byron– lead vocals
  • Mick Box– guitars
  • Ken Hensley– keyboards, guitars, moog synthesizer
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, percussion
  • Brian Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Peter Gallen – engineer
  • Ashley Howe – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. Sunrise
  2. Spider Woman – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  3. Blind Eye
  4. Echoes in the Dark
  5. Rain
  6. Sweet Lorraine
  7. Tales
  8. The Magician’s Birthday

In September 1972.

In September 1972, “Kapp” label released “Squawk”, the second Budgie studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Rodger Bain. The cover art was by Roger Dean.


  • Burke Shelley- vocals, bass, mellotron, piano
  • Tony Bourge- guitar
  • Ray Phillips- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Ray Phillips.

  1. Whiskey River
  2. Rocking Man
  3. Rolling Home Again
  4. Make Me Happy
  5. Hot as a Docker’s Armpit
  6. Drugstore Woman
  7. Bottled
  8. Young Is a World
  9. Stranded


In June 1973.

In June 1973, “MCA” label released “Never Turn Your Back on a Friend”, the third Budgie album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Burke Shelley, Tonu Bourge and Ray Phillips. The album cover art was by Roger Dean.


  • Burke Shelley- bass, lead vocals
  • Tony Bourge- guitars, backing vocals
  • Ray Phillips- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Burke Shelley, Tony Bourge and Ray Phillips, except where noted.

  1. Breadfan
  2. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  3. You Know I’ll Always Love You
  4. You’re the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk
  5. In the Grip of a Tyrefitter’s Hand
  6. Riding My Nightmare
  7. Parents

On August 18, 1980.

Yes - Drama

On August 18, 1980, “Atlantic” label released “Drama”, the tenth Yes studio album. It was recorded April – June 1980, at “Townhouse”; “SARM East Studios”; “Roundhouse” and “RAK Studios” and was produced by Yes. “Drama” was the only band’s album to feature Trevor Horn as lead vocalist, following the departure of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in March 1980.


  • Trevor Horn– lead vocals, fretless bass
  • Steve Howe– guitars, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass, backing vocals, piano
  • Geoff Downes– keyboards, vocoder
  • Alan White– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Eddie Offord– producer (backing tracks)
  • Hugh Padgham, Gary Langanand Julian Mendelsohn , Ashley Howe, Pete Schwier – recording engineers
  • George Chambers – tape operator
  • Sean Davis – disc cutter
  • Sandy Campbell, Jim Halley, Phil Straight – co-ordination
  • Roger Dean– cover painting
  • David Clarke – inside cover photography
  • Magnetic Storm – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White, except where noted.

  1. Machine Messiah
  2. White Cat
  3. Does It Really Happen
  4. Into the Lens
  5. Run Through the Light
  6. Tempus Fugit