Steve Howe

Fri
15
Sep

YES Men Revisit 'Close to the Edge' on Album's 40th Anniversary

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YES Men Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford Revisit Pinnacle Of Progressive Rock On 45th Anniversary Of Close to the Edge
 
Dallas, TX - Sept 15, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  gets a first hand account from YES current and former members Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe and Bill Bruford about perhaps the pinnacle moment for progressive rock with the 1972 release of YES Close to the Edge.
 
Coming off the breakthrough success of the band’s Fragile album just nine months earlier, YES had now gained a level of commercial capital that they intended to spend. It wouldn’t come in the form of three and a half minute pop songs, instead appearing as an album of only three songs. Close to the Edge would debut at # 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and crown YES as progressive rock royalty for decades to come. Jon Anderson tells IN THE STUDIO host Redbeard that the band did not intentionally aspire to create complex lengthy songs.
 
“We were making music and we’d stop when it was finished and look at each other and say, “Well that’s great, what is it?” And (producer/engineer) Eddie Offord would say,’ its twelve minutes long.’ Wow, well, we’ll just tighten that up a bit and it’s ten minutes long. Wow, we were more surprised than anybody that it was long. We just made music until it was finished.”  - Jon Anderson
 
YES Close to the Edge @ 45- IN THE STUDIO program is available now to stream at: “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/yes-close-edge-45th-anniversary/
 

 

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Mon
31
Aug

Classic Self-Titled GTR Album Given Special Edition Treatment

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-    NEW DELUXE AND EXPANDED 2 CD DIGIPACK EDITION OF THE 1986 ALBUM BY STEVE HACKETT & STEVE HOWE’S BAND GTR
-    WITH BONUS 14-TRACK CD OF GTR LIVE IN LOS ANGELES IN JULY 1986 & THREE BONUS TRACKS TAKEN FROM RARE SINGLES & EPs
-    NEWLY REMASTERED
-    FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND ESSAY WITH NEW LINER NOTES
 
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the official release of a 2 disc deluxe edition of GTR, the self-titled 1986 album by Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s band GTR.
 
GTR was formed in 1985 following guitarist Steve Howe’s departure from ASIA. Teaming up with the equally legendary guitarist Steve Hackett, GTR was assembled with the addition of vocalist Max Bacon, bassist Phil Spalding and drummer Jonathan Mover.
 
The band’s sole album was produced by Geoff Downes and was issued in July 1986 and was a US Top 20 hit album and also was a UK Top 50 hit. Two singles drawn from the record (‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’ & ‘The Hunter’) were also hits in the USA. Although a short lived group, GTR also toured to promote the album (with the addition of Matt Clifford on keyboards) performing material from the album, as well as songs such as ‘Roundabout’ and ‘I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe)’, made famous by YES and GENESIS respectively. Although GTR ceased to exist as a band in 1987, the group’s sole album is an important moment in rock music of the 1980s.
 
This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and is presented here with the addition of a bonus 14-track CD of GTR live in Los Angeles in July 1986. There are also three bonus tracks taken from promotional 12-inch singles of ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’ & ‘The Hunter’, two of which appear on CD for the first time.
 
This expanded deluxe edition of "GTR” also includes a booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay.
 
Disc One:
Gtr: Remastered 
 
 1.    When The Heart Rules The Mind
 2.    The Hunter
 3.    Here I Wait
 4.    Sketches In The Sun
 5.    Jekyll And Hyde
 6.    You Can Still Get Through
 7.    Reach Out (Never Say No)
 8.    Toe The Line
 9.    Hackett To Bits
 10.    Imagining 
 
Bonus Tracks:
 11.    The Hunter (Special Gtr Mix)
 12.    When The Heart Rules The Mind (Single Version)
 13.    The Hunter (Single Version)
 
Disc Two:
Gtr: Live In Los Angeles In July 1986
 
 1.    Jekyll And Hyde
 2.    Here I Wait
 3.    Prizefighters
 4.    Imagining
 5.    Hackett To Bits
 6.    Spectral Mornings
 7.    I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
 8.    Sketches In The Sun
 9.    Pennants
 10.    Roundabout
 11.    The Hunter
 12.    You Can Still Get Through
 13.    Reach Out (Never Say No)
 14.    When The Heart Rules The Mind
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Release Year: 
2015
 
Wed
18
Feb

STEVE HOWE Career Anthology Available March 9

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A new two-disc Steve Howe career retrospective will be released next month. The Yes guitarist has personally handpicked 33 tracks for Anthology drawing primarily from the studio albums he recorded between 1975 and 2011, including a pair of covers (Just Like A Woman and Buckets Of Rain) from the 1999 album Portraits of Bob DylanThe collection sees many tracks newly remastered for 2015 and will be released on 9 March 2015.
 
Track listing
 
Disc: 1
1. So Bad (2015 Remastered Version)
2. Lost Symphony (2015 Remastered Version)
3. Pleasure Stole The Night (2015 Remastered Version)
4. Pennants (2015 Remastered Version)
5. Look Over Your Shoulder (2015 Remastered Version)
6. Surface Tension (2015 Remastered Version)
7. Sensitive Chaos
8. Running The Human Race
9. Desire Comes First
10. Luck Of The Draw
11. Maiden Voyage
12. Walk Don’t Run
13. Momenta
14. The Collector
15. Just Like A Woman
16. Buckets Of Rain
 
Disc: 2
1. Distant Seas
2. Curls & Swirls
3. Meridian Strings (2015 Remastered Version)
4. Simplification (2015 Remastered Version)
5. Rising Sun (2015 Remastered Version)
6. Westwinds (2015 Remastered Version)
7. Ultra Definition (2015 Remastered Version)
8. Ebb And Flow (2015 Remastered Version)
9. Dorothy
10. Sketches In The Sun
11. Diary Of A Man Who Vanished
12. Devon Blue
13. King’s Ransom
14. Bachianas Brasileiras No.5
15. Beginnings (2015 Remastered Version)
16. Mood For A Day (With The English Chamber Orchestra)
17. Sharp On Attack
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Sat
25
Oct

YES Set To Release “Like It Is” Live 2CD/DVD Released Dec. 5 On Frontiers

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ICONIC PROG ROCK BAND YES SET TO RELEASE
“LIKE  IT IS - YES AT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME”
 
2CD/DVD set will be released in
December on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label known for embracing new music from world famous rock artists, is proud to announce the upcoming release by the legendary rock group YES, entitled LIKE IT IS -  YES AT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME on December 5th in Europe and December 9th in North America.
 
Available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, this new release encompasses two of the band’s iconic albums, 1971’s The YES Album  and  1977’s Going For The One,  as they were performed live on the band’s 2014 world tour.
 
 
Says guitarist Steve Howe, "Playing complete albums is a great way to hear the development of YES music & relive the familiar transitions from one track to another.” Expertly executed, these two classic albums are performed in their entirety, respecting the original arrangements, and yet still adding a new and exciting flair. “Going For The One is a wonderfully diverse set of songs, whilst The Yes Album contains the most ‘played live’ songs in the career of the band,” complements Howe.
 
Featuring some of the band’s most popular songs, such as ‘I’ve See All Good People,’ ‘Yours Is No Disgrace,’ ‘Going For The One,’  ‘Wonderous Stories,’ and ‘Starship Trooper,’ this set proves the endurance factor of one of England’s most acclaimed rock bands.
 
            “These are two bodies of music that many of the most devout YES fans wanted to hear in their entirety,” adds keyboardist Geoff Downes. “I believe our performance at the Bristol Hippodrome was among the most compelling of the entire tour.”
 
            The CD/DVD set comes as YES continues one of its most fertile musical periods in its nearly five decade history. Formed in 1968, the band has endured a number of line-ups and remains one of the most popular live touring bands in rock, today. Over 40 million record sales later, the band continues to tour and release current material on a regular basis.
           
You watch a snippet of “Starship Trooper” following this link:  http://youtu.be/XMyx-Oc0S_I
 
CDs and DVD Tracklisting: Going For The One; Turn Of The Century; Parallels; Wonderous Stories; Awaken. Yours Is No Disgrace; Clap; Starship Trooper; I’ve Seen All Good People; A Venture; Perpetual Change.
 
YES is:
Chris Squire, bass
Steve Howe, guitars
Alan White, drums
Geoff Downes, keyboards
Jon Davison, vocals
 
Visit THE OFFICIAL YES SITE: www.Yesworld.com
 
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Tue
05
Aug

ASIA - High Voltage Live (Showcase)

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High Voltage Live
Produced By: 
Asia
Running Time: 
63
Release Date: 
August 22
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR / Melodic Rock
Recorded on the 24th July 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD / DVD captures the band, in the original line-up, performing classic material from the 80s, plus songs from the first two albums of its reunion, “Phoenix” and “Omega”.
 
The show was performed to an enthusiastic festival crowd ready to hear the world’s biggest selling album of 1982 performed in its entirety for the first time in Europe.  In fact, this remains the only video document of the original line-up performing the debut album in full.
 
This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a ‘home audience’.
 
Asia is:
 
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Steve Howe: guitars
Carl Palmer: drums
John Wetton: lead vocal and bass
 
Track listing: 
CD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment
 
DVD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment
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Tue
22
Jul

YES Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert Special Edition Formats Out September 23

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New York, NY (July 21, 2014)-- Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the September 23 simultaneous release of Yes’ Songs From Tsongas - The 35th Anniversary Concert - Special Edition on 2DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats, and the first ever release of Songs From Tsongas as a 3CD set. [Pre-book Order Date August 29, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $24.98 DVD, $TBA CD]. 
 
The Special Edition of Songs From Tsongas contains two different concerts from Yes’ 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. In addition to the originally released Songs From Tsongas show, this DVD is packed with an additional 70 minutes of never-before-released highlights from Lugano. Songs From Tsongas offers a fantastic set list of favorites and rarities including “Going For The One,” “Roundabout,” “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “And You And I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Wonderous Stories,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Ritual,” “Turn Of The Century,” and many more captured here in all their glory.
 
Disc One of the Special Edition DVD contains the whole concert from the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, previously spread across two discs. This epic show features tracks from across the band’s career including an extensive acoustic section (tracks 11 – 18) and some tracks that have rarely been performed live. This entire concert is featured on the Songs From Tsongas 3CD.
 
Disc Two features a very different concert on the same tour filmed at Estival in Lugano, Switzerland. This outdoor show has a stripped down stage and full on rock versions of the acoustic tracks from Tsongas while the crowd wield a multitude of umbrellas against the pouring rain, which is clearly not preventing them having a great time!
 
As a Bonus Feature, the DVD includes another track “Ritual,” also filmed at the Tsongas Arena, and an insightful interview with legendary designer and Yes collaborator Roger Dean who created the brand new stage set for the shows.
 
Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert is an incredible collection that no Yes fan should be without!
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
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TRACK LISTING:
 
Special Edition DVD, Blu-ray:
Disc 1 - Songs From Tsongas
1) Intro/Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move / All Good People  
5) Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2  
6) South Side Of The Sky  
7) Turn Of The Century  
8) My Eyes  
9) Mind Drive Part 3  
10) Yours Is No Disgrace  
11) The Meeting (Piano Solo)  
12) Long Distance Runaround  
13) Wonderous Stories  
14) Time Is Time  
15) Roundabout  
16) Show Me  
17) Owner Of A Lonely Heart  
18) Second Initial (Guitar Solo)  
19) Rhythm Of Love  
20) And You And I  
21) Every Little Thing  
22) Starship Trooper
 
Disc 2 - Live In Lugano
1) Intro/Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move / All Good People  
5) Long Distance Runaround  
6) The Fish  
7) Owner Of A Lonely Heart  
8) And You And I  
9) Starship Trooper  
10) Roundabout
 
 
 
 
 
3CD:
Disc One:
1) Intro / Firebird Suite  
2) Going For The One  
3) Sweet Dreams  
4) Your Move/All Good People  
5) Mind Drive Parts 1 & 2  
6) South Side Of The Sky  
7) Turn Of The Century  
8) My Eyes  
9) Mind Drive Part 3  
10) Yours Is No Disgrace
 
Disc Two:
1) The Meeting (piano solo)  
2) Long Distance Runaround  
3) Wonderous Stories  
4) Time Is Time  
5) Roundabout  
6) Show Me  
7) Owner Of A Lonely Heart   
8) Second Initial (guitar solo)  
9) Rhythm Of Love
 
Disc Three:
1) And You And I  
2) Ritual  
3) Every Little Thing  
4) Starship Trooper
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Thu
05
Jun

YES TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘HEAVEN & EARTH’

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THE ICONIC AND GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK BAND
YES
SET TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
‘HEAVEN & EARTH’
JULY 22 ON FRONTIERS RECORDS

35-DATE SUMMER TOUR LAUNCHES JULY 8 IN BOSTON
PERFORMING TWO OF THEIR CLASSIC ALBUMS
IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN ONE EVENING:
‘FRAGILE’ AND ‘CLOSE TO THE EDGE’
PLUS AN ENCORE OF THEIR GREATEST HITS AND SONGS FROM ‘HEAVEN & EARTH’


Above: Album cover art for Heaven & Earth by Roger Dean

 

Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES are proud to announce they will release their  new studio album, HEAVEN & EARTH, July 22 on Frontiers Records. Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, HEAVEN & EARTH sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. HEAVEN & EARTH is available now for pre-order on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/YES_Amz_Preorder.

HEAVEN & EARTH contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as “the YES sound.” YES’ distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance. HEAVEN & EARTH is an album sure to please both long-time and new YES fans. For HEAVEN & EARTH, YES teamed up with legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, etc.), who handled the production and Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply, etc.) who mixed the album. Also onboard is long-time YES artist, the world-renowned Roger Dean, who again brings his masterful artistic creativity to the album’s cover art and packaging.

Tracklisting for Heaven & Earth:

1. Believe Again
2. The Game
3. Step Beyond
4. To Ascend
5. In A World Of Our Own
6. Light Of The Ages
7. It Was All We Knew
8. Subway Walls

To coincide with the release of HEAVEN & EARTH, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON--announced in March they’ll launch their 35-date summer tour featuring YES performing, in their entirety, 1971’s groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year’s tour of 1972’s CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band’s greatest hits.

The album FRAGILE is considered to be their U.S. breakthrough album peaking at #4 on the Billboard Album charts in the U.S. The RIAA-certified double platinum album has sold over two million copies and features YES’ hit single “Roundabout” and other classics likeLong Distance Runaround” and “Heart of the Sunrise.” It also marks the band’s first collaboration with artist Roger Dean on cover art, who has designed many of the band’s album covers and logos. The band’s album CLOSE TO THE EDGE--widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded--was on the U.S. charts for 32 weeks, peaking at #3. A Rolling Stone review noted, “Yes’ colors are subtle, almost imperceptible tints, but the main strokes are bold and thick, applied with sureness and natural instinct.” Inspired by Siddhartha and their “state of mind” at the time, the Gold-certified album featuring epic suites such as “Close To The Edge” and “You And I” was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World (2006). Track listings for both albums listed here: http://www.smarturl.it/qcbcnm.

Spend “An Evening with YES” this summer in the following cities:

DATE

   

CITY

 

VENUE

Tue

7/8

 

Boston, MA

 

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Wed

7/9

 

New York, NY

 

Radio City Music Hall

Fri

7/11

 

Wallingford, CT

 

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Sat

7/12

 

Westbury, NY

 

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Sun

7/13

 

Newport, RI

 

Newport Yachting Center

Tue

7/15

 

Washington, DC

 

Warner Theatre

Wed

7/16

 

Hampton, NH

 

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Fri

7/18

 

Salamanca, NY

 

Seneca Allegany Casino

Sat

7/19

 

Philadelphia, PA

 

Tower Theater

Sun

7/20

 

Munhall, PA

 

Carnegie Music Hall

Tue

7/22

 

Rochester Hills, MI

 

Meadow Brook

Wed

7/23

 

Northfield, OH

 

Hard Rock Live Northfield Park

Fri

7/25

 

Madison, WI

 

Overture Hall

Sat

7/26

 

Chicago, IL

 

Copernicus Center

Mon

7/28

 

Nashville, TN

 

Ryman Auditorium

Tue

7/29

 

Louisville, KY

 

Louisville Palace

Wed

7/30

 

Atlanta, GA

 

Symphony Hall

Fri

8/1

 

Hollywood, FL

 

Seminole Hard Rock Live

Sat

8/2

 

St. Petersburg, FL

 

Mahaffey Theater

Sun

8/3

 

Orlando, FL

 

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Tue

8/5

 

Houston, TX

 

Bayou Music Center

Wed

8/6

 

Grand Prairie, TX

 

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Thu

8/7

 

Kansas City, MO

 

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Sat

8/9

 

Denver, CO

 

Paramount Theatre

Mon

8/11

 

Tucson, AZ

 

Rialto Theatre

Tue

8/12

 

Mesa, AZ

 

Ikeda Theatre at Mesa Arts Center

Wed

8/13

 

Albuquerque, NM

 

Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino

Fri

8/15

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Sat

8/16

 

Anaheim, CA

 

City National Grove of Anaheim

Mon

8/18

 

San Diego, CA

 

Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay

Tue

8/19

 

San Jose, CA

 

City National Civic

Thu

8/21

 

Tulalip, WA

 

Tulalip Amphitheatre

Fri

8/22

 

Grand Ronde, OR

 

Spirit Mountain Casino

Sat

8/23

 

Lincoln, CA

 

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Sun

8/24

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

Greek Theatre

YES is proud to provide special show packages, which include near-stage seating, a meet and greet with the band, exclusive limited-edition gifts from YES, and much more. For more information on prices, on-sale dates and to purchase YES packages/tickets, go to www.yesworld.com.

About YES:
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.

 
YES (L-R): Steve Howe, Jon Davison, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire

Photo Credit: Rob Shanahan

For more information on YES, visit:
yesworld.com
facebook.com/yestheband 
twitter.com/yesofficial 
youtube.com/user/yesofficial
instagram.com/yesofficial#
soundcloud.com/yesofficial

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