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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.

Personnel:

  • 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
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On December 20, 2013.

On December 20, 2013, David Richards died aged 57. He was musician (keyboards), engineer and record producer, who engineered and co-produced albums for many artists, including David Bowie, Queen, Roger Taylor, Chris Rea, Jimmy Nail, Feargal Sharkey, Iggy Pop, Magnum, Virginia Wolf, The Cross, Freddie Mercury, Montserrat Caballé, Yes, Brian May and Duran Duran.

 

On April 18, 2013.

On April 18, 2013, Storm Thorgerson died aged 69. He was graphic designer and music video director, known for his work with music artists including Led Zeppelin,  Nik Kershaw, Black Sabbath,  Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Yes, Al Stewart,  Europe,  Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Dream Theater,  Anthrax, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Helloween, Biffy Clyro, Ween, Angels and Airwaves and Rival Sons His best known work is the album cover artwork of  Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon”.

 

 

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Sire” label released “Shake Some Action”, the fourth Flamin’ Groovies studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Rockfield Studios Monmouth” in South Wales, and was produced by Dave Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Cyril Jordan – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Wilson – guitar, vocals
  • James Farrell – guitar
  • George Alexander – bass
  • David Wright – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson except where noted.

  1. Shake Some Action
  2. Sometimes – Gene Thomasson
  3. Yes, It’s True
  4. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
  5. You Tore Me Down
  6. Please Please Girl
  7. Let the Boy Rock ‘n’ Roll – Joe Butler, John Sebastian
  8. Don’t You Lie to Me – Chuck Berry
  9. She Said Yeah – Roddy Jackson, Sonny Christy
  10. I’ll Cry Alone
  11. Misery – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  12. I Saw Her – Cyril Jordan, Hunter
  13. Teenage Confidential
  14. I Can’t Hide

 

In February 1972.

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In February 1972, “A&M” label released “Grave New World”, the fifth Strawbs album. It was recorded in November 1971, at “Morgan Studios”, “Island Studios” and “Landsdowne Studios”, and was produced by by Dave Cousins, Richard Hudson, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Tony Hooper, Gus Dudgeon and Tony Visconti. “Grave New World” was the first album to be released after the departure of Rick Wakeman, who left to join Yes. The album front cover was reproduction of William Blake’s Glad Day.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer, recorder
  • Tony Hooper– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, tambourine
  • Blue Weaver– organ, piano, harmonium, mellotron, clavioline
  • John Ford– lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Richard Hudson– backing vocals, drums, sitar, tablas
  • Trevor Lucasand Anne Collins – backing vocals
  • Robert Kirby– arranger
  • Tony Visconti– arranger
  • Tom Allom– engineer
  • Martin Levan – assistant engineer
  • Frank Owen – engineer
  • John Mackswith– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Benedictus – Dave Cousins
  2. Hey Little Man … Thursday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  3. Queen of Dreams – Dave Cousins
  4. Heavy Disguise – John Ford
  5. New World – Dave Cousins
  6. Hey Little Man … Wednesday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  7. The Flower and the Young Man – Dave Cousins
  8. Tomorrow – Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Richard Hudson
  9. On Growing Older – Dave Cousins
  10. Ah Me, Ah My – Tony Hooper
  11. Is It Today, Lord? – Richard Hudson
  12. The Journey’s End – Dave Cousins, Blue Weaver

 

On September 20, 1999.

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On September 20, 1999, “Eagle Records” label released “The Ladder”, the eighteenth Yes studio album. It was recorded February – May 1999, at “Armoury Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn (he died during the album’s mixing stage).

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Steve Howe– lead and acoustic guitars, steel guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Billy Sherwood– guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass guitars, backing vocals
  • Alan White– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Igor Khoroshev– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Randy Raine-Reusch– world instruments
  • Rhys Fulber– dance loops
  • The Marguerita Horns – horns
  • Tom Keenlyside– piccolo, tenor saxophone
  • Derry Burns – trumpet
  • Rod Murray – trombone
  • Tom Colclough– alto saxophone
  • Neil Nicholson – tuba
  • Mike Plotnikoff – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Silveira – second engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Steve Hennessy – guitars and keyboards technical support
  • Chris Crippen – drums technical support
  • Drew Arnott – keyboard technical support
  • Chin Injeti – keyboard technical support
  • Roger Dean– painting, logo and lettering
  • Martyn Dean – design

Track listing:

All music by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Billy Sherwood, Chris Squire, Alan White and Igor Khoroshev. All lyrics by Jon Anderson.

  1. Homeworld (The Ladder)
  2. It Will Be a Good Day (The River)
  3. Lightning Strikes
  4. Can I?
  5. Face to Face
  6. If Only You Knew
  7. To Be Alive (Hep Yadda)
  8. Finally
  9. The Messenger
  10. New Language
  11. Nine Voices (Longwalker)