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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.

 

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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)

 

 

On July 25, 1969.

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On July 25, 1969, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled debut Yes album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Advision” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul Clay and Yes.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson: lead vocals, incidental percussion
  • Peter Banks: guitars, vocals
  • Chris Squire: bass guitar, vocals
  • Tony Kaye: Hammond organ, piano
  • Bill Bruford: drums, vibraphone
  • Haig Adishian: cover design

Track listing:

  1. Beyond & Before – Chris Squire, Clive Bayley
  2. I See You – Jim McGuinn, David Crosby
  3. Yesterday and Today – Jon Anderson
  4. Looking Around – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  5. Harold Land – Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Chris Squire
  6. Every Little Thing – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. Sweetness – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Clive Bayley
  8. Survival – Jon Anderson

On July 24, 1970.

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On July 24, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Time and a Word”, the second Yes studio album. It was recorded November 1969 – January 1970, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Colton.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson: lead vocals, percussion
  • Peter Banks: electricand acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Chris Squire: bass guitar, vocals
  • Tony Kaye: Hammond organ, piano
  • Bill Bruford: drums, percussion
  • David Foster: vocals

Track listing:

  1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed – Richie Havens
  2. Then – Jon Anderson
  3. Everydays – Stephen Stills
  4. Sweat Dreams – Jon Anderson, David Foster
  5. The Prophet – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  6. Clear Days – Jon Anderson
  7. Astral Traveler – Jon Anderson
  8. Time and Word – Jon Anderson, David Foster