Yes has announced a new album, The Quest, a long awaited release for many fans waiting since 2014’s Heaven and Earth, although there was the Fly From Here – Return Trip in 2018.
The current line-up of Yes, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, will release this new studio album on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on 1st October 2021. Steve Howe explains; “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 band’s true potential,” He added “Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.” Additional percussion was provided by guest Jay Schellen who supplements YES’ live performances. Steve Howe has also produced the album
Label Manager Thomas Waber said “I am delighted to welcome YES to the label and am looking forward to seeing the reaction of the band’s fans to the new album. Being a long-time fan myself, I am really excited by the new material. Steve Howe managed to capture many of the important elements that we all love about YES!”
The album has eleven songs of varying lengths, eight on the main CD with three extra tracks on a bonus CD, The Quest will be available on Vinyl and 5.1 Blu-ray and CD, all on the day of release.
The cover artwork has been designed and created by the band’s long term collaborator Roger Dean.
The Quest – 2CD Digipak tracklisting:
01. The Ice Bridge 7.01
02. Dare To Know 6.00
03. Minus The Man 5.35
04. Leave Well Alone 8.06
05. The Western Edge 4.26
06. Future Memories 5.08
07. Music To My Ears 4.41
08. A Living Island 6.52
01. Sister Sleeping Soul 4.51
02. Mystery Tour 3.33
03. Damaged World 5.20
The Quest is released on 1st October 2021.
Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP & 2CD plus Blu-ray Box-set
Limited Edition 2CD & Blu-ray Artbook
Gatefold 2LP & 2CD plus LP and booklet
Pre-orders will start from 23rd July.
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