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YES Legend Jon Anderson To Tour With The Band Geeks Spring 2023!

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YES Legend Jon Anderson To Tour With The Band Geeks Spring 2023!

YES Epics and Classics featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be touring with The Band Geeks Spring 2023! The ensemble will be performing classic YES tracks including “And You and I,” “Starship Trooper,” “Heart of the Sunrise” and epic works like “Close To The Edge,” “The Gates of Delirium,” “Awaken” and others!

It’s true, I never left YES in my heart and soul…ever!! Too many amazingly powerful memories… And of course the music never left me…

So here I am, 77 years old, still wanting to sing the songs again, and bring MY true feelings to the lyrics…

Melody and lyrics has always been my passion…I sing them now with an older and I hope wiser state of mind…

I’ve been wanting to have that feeling again…of performing the songs I lived for, and the music I helped to create and design, with the sound of the band of old around me once more…

The first time I heard the BAND GEEKS I truly freaked out – they sound just like the classic YES of the seventies, the YES that I know and love… AND THAT’S WHAT I’M WANTING TO BRING TO YOU ON THIS TOUR….YES MUSIC IS FOREVER!!!!!!” – Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” and most recently “1000 Hands” to name just a few.

The Band Geeks began as the house band for the Band Geek podcast, an internet show created by Richie Castellano (Blue Öyster Cult). The band gained popularity on YouTube with their incredibly detailed recreations of music by artists like Queen, Toto, Black Sabbath and Yes, which have earned the Band Geeks over 30 million views.

The current lineup of the Band Geeks includes:
Richie Castellano (Blue Öyster Cult) – Bass, Guitar
Chris Clark (Brand X, John Entwistle) – Keyboards
Andy Ascolese (Kasim Sulton’s Utopia, Celebrating Meat Loaf) – Drums
Robert Kipp (Kashmir) – Keyboards, Guitar
Andy Graziano – Guitar, Bass

Tour Dates (more shows TBA):
Friday, April 14, 2023 Westbury, NY
Sunday, April 16, 2023 Newark, NJ
Friday, April 21, 2023 NYC
Sunday, April 23, 2023 Reading, PA
Friday, April 28, 2023 Collingswood, NJ
Saturday, April 29, 2023 Collingswood, NJ
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Tysons Corner, VA
Saturday, May 06, 2023 Baltimore, MD
Tuesday, May 09, 2023 St. Charles, MO
Friday, May 12, 2023 St. Charles, IL
Saturday, May 13, 2023 Des Plaines, IL
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 North Tonawanda, NY

For more information:
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com
Band Geek official website: https://richiecastellano.com/bandgeek/

Jon Anderson YES Epics and Classics:
Website –  http://jonandersonyesepicsandclassics.com/
Facebook – Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics – https://www.facebook.com/jonandersonyesepicsandclassics/
Twitter –  @JonYesEpic
Instagram – @jonandersonyesepicsandclassics
TikTok – @JonAndersonYESEpic
YouTube –  Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIvSkw_3SAs1Yy2Ro68GzLw

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Watch The New Video By YES Legend Jon Anderson With The Paul Green Rock Academy “So Limitless”

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Watch The New Video By YES Legend Jon Anderson With The Paul Green Rock Academy “So Limitless”

In support of legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy’s upcoming summer tour, a new video has been released titled “So Limitless.” This music was recorded during Jon’s visit to Orlando during the Rock Academy tour in Florida in April 2022. The recording features members of the touring band and Jon, recorded at Solar Studios and produced by Michael Franklin.

Watch the video for “So Limitless” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXTzm48YnF4

HERE WE GO MAKING NEW MUSIC WITH THE ROCK ACADEMY TEENS. “SO LIMITLESS”. BECAUSE WE ARE LIMITLESS IN ALL OUR LIVING , BEING AND DREAMING…”
LOVE & LIGHT
JON

Jon Anderson will be playing select shows with The Paul Green Rock Academy in Summer 2022! Jon and the ensemble will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of YES’s classic album “Close to the Edge” by performing the album in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises!

photo by Robin Gilbert

Watch Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glDLlhbP0Kk

For more information:
Paul Green official website: www.PaulGreenRock.com
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


YES Legend Jon Anderson w/ The Paul Green Rock Academy To Launch “Close to the Edge” 50th Anniversary Summer Tour 2022!

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YES Legend Jon Anderson w/ The Paul Green Rock Academy To LaunchClose to the Edge” 50th Anniversary Summer Tour 2022!

Performing “Close to the Edge” in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises!

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be playing select shows with The Paul Green Rock Academy in Summer 2022! Jon and the ensemble will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of YES’s classic album “Close to the Edge” by performing the album in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises!

Watch Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glDLlhbP0Kk

This Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour is a resumption of the tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with Paul Green’s original School of Rock all stars.

These early shows, over 30 in total between 2006-2008, were nothing short of magical, and now Jon Anderson returns to continue that magic with a set of Yes Classics, deep cuts, mash ups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing, horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band with 25 young musicians.

Says Paul Green, “Having done a few of these songs in the past with Jon and my students, I couldn’t wait to add them to the current show. Once we did ‘Close to the Edge’ and ‘And You and I’ on our Florida run in April, I was reminded of the magic of hearing these songs recreated by young musicians…They really capture the frenetic energy of the original recordings. Then when I heard it was the 50th anniversary of the album I just knew we had to do the whole thing. Jon agreed.”

There are so many wonderful moments in my musical life, and being on stage with these young teenagers performing Classic Yes songs, makes me so happy and proud …..

It’s a marvel and a tremendous pleasure for me..

They are a joy to be with and so much fun!!!

I am grateful, thankful and feel very blessed to be able to sing along with them.
Janee and I love them all
Love and light… Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour dates:

7/7: Plymouth NH – The Flying Monkey Performing Arts Center
7/8: Beverly MA – The Cabot
7/13: Huntingdon NY – The Paramount
7/14: Montclair NJ – Wellmont Theater
7/16: Ridgefield CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
7/17: Sugar Loaf NY – Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
7/20: Glenside PA – Keswick Theatre
7/22: Kent OH – The Kent Stage
7/23: Des Plaines IL – Des Plaines Theatre
7/27: Greensburg PA – The Palace Theatre
7/30: Milwaukee WI – Pabst Theater
8/3: State College PA – The State Theatre
8/6: Albany NY – The Egg

photo by Robin Gilbert

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” to name just a few. In 2017 Jon reformed YES with former band members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. YES Featuring ARW toured the world to rave reviews and released “Live At The Apollo” CD/DVD in September 2018. Never to stand still musically, in 2019 Jon released an album he started 28 years ago, now called “1,000 Hands,” a reference to the fact that numerous guest musicians perform on the album, including Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Zap Momma, Chris Squire, Alan White, Steve Howe and many more.

For more information:
Paul Green official website: www.PaulGreenRock.com
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


YES Legend Jon Anderson w/ The Paul Green Rock Academy To Play Select Shows Spring 2022

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YES Legend Jon Anderson w/ The Paul Green Rock Academy To Play Select Shows Spring 2022!

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be playing select shows with The Paul Green Rock Academy in April 2022!

This Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour is a resumption of the tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with Paul Green’s original School of Rock all stars.

These early shows, over 30 in total between 2006-2008, were nothing short of magical, and now Jon Anderson returns to continue that magic with a set of Yes Classics, deep cuts, mash ups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing, horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band with 25 young musicians.

THE ONE THING ABOUT CREATING MUSIC WITH YOUNG MUSICIANS AND SINGERS IS THE ADVENTURE OF IT ALL..

I SANG AND TOURED WITH THE PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK MANY YEARS AGO…IT WAS A MIRACLE FOR ME TO JOIN IN WITH THEIR YOUNG ENERGY…AND LEARN FROM THEM..

NOW HERE WE ARE WITH THE PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY …….

AND AGAIN, THEIR EXCITEMENT AND JOY FOR MAKING MUSIC REALLY MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE …. PLUS THEY ARE A REALLY TALENTED BUNCH….

THERE IS A FUTURE IN MUSIC, AND THESE YOUNG SOULS PROVE IT EVERY TIME I HEAR THEM SING AND PLAY…

I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING SPENDING TIME WITH THE FUTURE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL..

MANY BLESSINGS…JON ANDERSON..

Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour dates:

Wednesday, April 6, Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA
Sunday, April 10. Capital Theatre in Clearwater, FL
Tuesday, April 12, King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL
Thursday, April 14, The Plaza Live in Orlando, FL
Saturday, April 16, ROSFEST at the Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL

Plans for a major North American tour in the summer 2022 are currently in the works!

Watch Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy – HEART OF THE SUNRISE promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPdy9VRHeAA

photo by Deborah Anderson

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” to name just a few. In 2017 Jon reformed YES with former band members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. YES Featuring ARW toured the world to rave reviews and released “Live At The Apollo” CD/DVD in September 2018. Never to stand still musically, in 2019 Jon released an album he started 28 years ago, now called “1,000 Hands,” a reference to the fact that numerous guest musicians perform on the album, including Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Zap Momma, Chris Squire, Alan White, Steve Howe and many more.

For more information:
Paul Green official website: www.PaulGreenRock.com
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Join YES Legend Jon Anderson’s Patreon and Gain Access To Unreleased Music and Videos, Live Events and More!

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Join YES Legend Jon Andersons Patreon and Gain Access To Unreleased Music and Videos, Live Events and More!

YES Legend Jon Anderson is creating new art and music! Join Jon Anderson’s Patreon and gain access to unreleased Music and Videos, Live Events and more!

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Jon Anderson official website: www.jonanderson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Fresh Off US Tour with Jon Anderson of Yes, The Paul Green Rock Academy is Expanding and Holding Auditions for New Students

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Fresh Off US Tour with Jon Anderson of Yes, The Paul Green Rock Academy is Expanding and Holding Auditions for New Students

We are looking for ambitious, curious, and hard-working young musicians!

Have you ever dreamed of performing live on stage with a famous musician? The Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) makes that dream come true!

The Paul Green Rock Academy (PGRA) is the latest company from Master Teacher, Paul Green, and is the only rock school dedicated to serious musicians. Having just completed an incredibly successful tour with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, Jon Anderson of Yes, the school is accepting new students and opening new locations to provide more opportunities to more young musicians.

The program at PGRA offers an immersive music education for students between the ages of 12 and 18 who are selected by audition for their musical prowess, showmanship, dedication, ambition, and ability to share the stage with professional musicians as they tour the world.

Paul Green has been teaching music to students of all ages for over 30 years. He is the original founder of School of Rock, but PGRA is his dream school, as he teaches only students determined to learn. At PGRA, all the teaching is done by Paul, and the students have incredible opportunities to tour, play with amazing guest artists, and to get a proper and focused music education designed to prepare them to become professional musicians.

Jon Anderson with the PGRA – photo by John Barry

In the summer of 2019, their students opened for Yes legend Jon Anderson’s “1000 Hands” show, leading Jon to want to restart the tradition of playing shows with PGRA students and eventually to the summer tour they just completed (which was rescheduled from 2020 due to the Covid virus).

Jon enjoyed this summer tour so much that he wants to tour with PGRA again in 2022. The plan is to do 30-40 shows with Jon in 2022, all over the US but also internationally (Europe) if Covid restrictions allow.

Boy oh boy what a special treat it was for us all…27 teens on the first leg, then 25 on the second…they were all magnificent and a joy to be around…

Paul Green, bless him, is a master of getting things done…the teens were shy, yet wild and crazy beautiful…but Paul made sure the shows worked…like the perfect storm…they all played their hearts out and put on a very wonderful show every time…

We gotta do it again…be well…be safe…

love and ‘light’…” – Jon Anderson

Watch Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy – HEART OF THE SUNRISE new promo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPdy9VRHeAA

Currently with locations in Philadelphia PA and Wilton CT, Paul Green Rock Academy plans to open four additional locations in Brooklyn, Fairfield CT, Wexford PA (suburban Pittsburgh), and Lancaster PA. Plans for the 2022 tour, along with some interest from some other legendary artists, including a very big name in the punk rock world, has both necessitated and provided the opportunity for expansion. The student limit is determined by the number of students per instrument and the number good shows that the school can supply for the students.

Students who join PGRA’s program can expect to play up to 40 shows per year with the school, including a tour in the summer.

PGRA is currently looking for ambitious, curious, and hard-working young musicians! Audition now and let the Paul Green Rock Academy make your rock dreams come true!

For more information:
Paul Green Rock Academy www.PaulGreenRock.com
Paul Green (musician) – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Green

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy – HEART OF THE SUNRISE new promo video

Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy – HEART OF THE SUNRISE new promo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPdy9VRHeAA


YES Legend Jon Anderson To Tour With The Paul Green Rock Academy

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YES Legend Jon Anderson To Tour With The Paul Green Rock Academy

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will be touring with The Paul Green Rock Academy starting July 30th!

This Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour is a resumption of the tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with the original School of Rock all stars.

These shows, over 30 in total between 2006-2008, were nothing short of magical, and now Jon Anderson returns to continue that magic with a set of Yes Classics, deep cuts, mash ups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing, horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band of 25 young musicians.

THE ONE THING ABOUT CREATING MUSIC WITH YOUNG MUSICIANS AND SINGERS IS THE ADVENTURE OF IT ALL..

I SANG AND TOURED WITH THE PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK MANY YEARS AGO…IT WAS A MIRACLE FOR ME TO JOIN IN WITH THEIR YOUNG ENERGY…AND LEARN FROM THEM..

NOW HERE WE ARE WITH THE PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY …….

AND AGAIN, THEIR EXCITEMENT AND JOY FOR MAKING MUSIC REALLY MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE …. PLUS THEY ARE A REALLY TALENTED BUNCH….

THERE IS A FUTURE IN MUSIC, AND THESE YOUNG SOULS PROVE IT EVERY TIME I HEAR THEM SING AND PLAY…

I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING SPENDING TIME WITH THE FUTURE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL..

MANY BLESSINGS…JON ANDERSON..

Jon Anderson with The Paul Green Rock Academy tour dates:

July 30 – Patchogue Theater – Patchogue, NY
Aug 01 – Blue Ocean Music Hall – Salisbury, MA
Aug 03 – Rams Head on Stage – Annapolis, MD
Aug 05 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
Aug 07 – Colonial Theatre – Phoenixville, PA
Aug 09 – Ocean City Music Pier – Ocean City, NJ
Aug 19 – Des Plaines Theatre – Des Plaines, IL
Aug 21 – Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
Aug 24 – Palace Theatre – Canton, OH
Aug 27 – Paramount Theatre – Huntington, NY
Aug 28 – Stadium Theater – Woonsocket, RI

photo by Deborah Anderson

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album “Fragile” as well as the series of epic, complex pieces such as “Awaken,” “Gates of Delirium” and especially “Close to the Edge” which were central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s biggest hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” After 50 years of success in the music business, Jon has worked with many variations of YES, as well as collaborations with Vangelis, Kitaro, Roine Stolt and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums including “Olias of Sunhillow,” “Song of Seven,” “Animation,” “Three Ships,” “Toltec” and “Survival and Other Stories” to name just a few. In 2017 Jon reformed YES with former band members Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. YES Featuring ARW toured the world to rave reviews and released “Live At The Apollo” CD/DVD in September 2018. Never to stand still musically, in 2019 Jon released an album he started 28 years ago, now called “1,000 Hands,” a reference to the fact that numerous guest musicians perform on the album, including Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Zap Momma, Chris Squire, Alan White, Steve Howe and many more.

For more information:
Paul Green official website: www.PaulGreenRock.com
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Jon Anderson’s “Animation” Remastered & Expanded Edition Released April 30, 2021

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Jon Anderson’s “Animation” Remastered & Expanded Edition Released April 30, 2021

• NEW EXPANDED RELEASE OF THIS CLASSIC SOLO ALBUM BY JON ANDERSON FROM 1982
• WITH ONE BONUS TRACK
• FEATURING GUEST MUSICIANS SIMON PHILLIPS, CLEM CLEMPSON, DAVID SANCIOUS, CHRIS RAINBOW, JACK BRUCE & DAVE LAWSON
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL POLYDOR MASTER TAPES
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND NOTES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new remastered and expanded edition of the 1982 solo album by Jon Anderson, “Animation.”

The album was recorded throughout 1981 during Jon’s first hiatus from YES, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his acclaimed albums “Olias of Sunhillow” and “Song of Seven.” Working with co-producer Neil Kernon and a host of talented musicians such as DAVID SANCIOUS, CLEM CLEMPSON, SIMON PHILLIPS, STEFANO CERRI, CHRIS RAINBOW and JACK BRUCE and DAVE LAWSON, Anderson created an album that absorbed the latest electronic instrument technology whilst retaining an ambitious and progressive edge.

“Animation” was a UK top fifty hit upon its release by Polydor Records in June 1982 and spawned two UK singles, of which the non-album track “Spider” acted, strangely, as a B-side to both releases.

“Animation” has since become a favorite album among aficionados of Jon Anderson’s work. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Polydor Records master tapes and is expanded to include the single B-side track “Spider” and the rare demo “The Spell.” The original album artwork is restored in a digipak. The booklet also features a new essay with an exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.

Animationcame at a point in my life when I felt very creative and adventurous musically and the birth of my third child ‘Jade’ was the key…watching her arrive in this world was truly magical…and I sing about her eyes slowly opening as I was captured by an Angel in disguise as I sang it….

‘Surrenderremains a wonderful way of creating Peace on Earth… ‘All in Matter of Time’…and all these songs relate to my love of life and hope for our future on this amazing planet Earth….

The songs seem timeless to me…and sound very fresh.

love and ‘light’ – Jon Anderson

Track Listing:

1. OLYMPIA
2. ANIMATION
3. SURRENDER
4. ALL IN A MATTER OF TIME
5. UNLEARNING (THE DIVIDING LINE)
6. BOUNDARIES
7. PRESSURE POINT
8. MUCH BETTER REASON
9. ALL GOD’S CHILDREN
BONUS TRACK
10. SPIDER
11. THE SPELL (Demo)

To pre-order: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/jon-anderson-animation-remastered-expanded-edition

Jon Anderson’s official website: www.jonanderson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


YES Legend Jon Anderson’s “Olias Of Sunhillow” 2 Disc Remastered & Expanded Edition Now Available For Pre-order

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YES Legend Jon Anderson’s “Olias Of Sunhillow” 2 Disc Remastered & Expanded Edition Now Available For Pre-order

Released March 26, 2021

• A NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED 2 DISC EDITION OF THE LEGENDARY 1976 SOLO ALBUM BY YES VOCALIST JON ANDERSON
• NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
• FEATURES A DVD WITH A HIGH RESOLUTION 96 kHz / 24-BIT REMASTER OF THE ORIGINAL STEREO MIX ALONG WITH A 5.1 SURROUND SOUND UP-MIX DERIVED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
• WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND AN ESSAY WITH AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JON ANDERSON
• INCLUDES ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new expanded and remastered 2 disc edition of the classic debut solo album by YES vocalist JON ANDERSON, “Olias of Sunhillow”. Released in July 1976, the album was a conceptual work recounting the story of an alien race on a journey to find a new world following volcanic destruction on their home planet. All music on the album was written and performed by Jon Anderson and the recording took place at Anderson’s Buckinghamshire home studio whilst Yes were on hiatus following the tour to promote the album “Relayer”. Initially recorded on an 8-track tape machine, the arrangements were then re-recorded on to a 24-track tape machine. The album saw Jon perform the music entirely alone, teaching himself to play keyboards and acknowledging the influence of such legendary musicians as Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz and Vangelis on his work.

“Olias of Sunhillow” was released by Atlantic Records in the summer of 1976 in an elaborate gatefold sleeve designed by David Fairbrother-Roe and was a top ten album in the UK. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original album master tapes and fully restores the stunning original artwork and also features a booklet with a new essay and exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.

Over the ensuing years the excellence of the album has led to many calls for the album to be remixed in a 5.1 Surround Sound format. Alas, despite extensive research, the multi-track masters of the album cannot be found. However, this expanded edition of “Olias of Sunhillow” features a DVD featuring a high resolution 96 kHz / 24-bit re-master of the stereo mix and also includes a high resolution 5.1 Surround Sound up-mix derived from the original stereo master tapes as an additional feature.

The more I realize that time flies when you’re having fun…boy oh boy, the fun I’m having listening to my early solo work….

OLIAS for me was like going to music school for Three Months solid without breathing…

Totally captivated by making a true SOLO album…every sound, vocal, instrumental and whatever came from the cosmos is there on the album…a dream made reality…

I never really listened to it all the way through after it was released, I must have listened to every sound a zillion times while mixing it….

So, a month ago I listened to the whole album again…and felt such joy and gratefulness to have gone through that experience, and here I am so many years later going through a similar musical journey…

Time flies by when you’re having fun….

cheers…love and ‘light’…Jon

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW
REMASTERED EDITION

1. OCEAN SONG
2. MEETING (GARDEN OF GEDA)
SOUND OUT THE GALLEON
3. DANCE OF RANYART
OLIAS (TO BUILD THE MOORGLADE)
4. QOQUAQ EN TRANSIC
NAON
TRANSIC TO
5. FLIGHT OF THE MOORGLADE
6. SOLID SPACE
7. MOON RA
CHORDS
SONG OF SEARCH
8. TO THE RUNNER

DISC TWO:
OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW
HIGH RESOLUTION 96 KHZ / 24-BIT
5.1 SURROUND SOUND UPMIX & STEREO REMASTER

1. OCEAN SONG (5.1 SURROUND SOUND UPMIX)
2. MEETING (GARDEN OF GEDA)
SOUND OUT THE GALLEON
(5.1 SURROUND SOUND UPMIX)
3. DANCE OF RANYART
OLIAS (TO BUILD THE MOORGLADE)
(5.1 SURROUND SOUND UPMIX)
4. QOQUAQ EN TRANSIC
NAON
TRANSIC TO
(5.1 SURROUND SOUND UPMIX)
5. FLIGHT OF THE MOORGLADE
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6. SOLID SPACE (5.1 SURROUND SOUND UPMIX)
7. MOON RA
CHORDS
SONG OF SEARCH
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8. TO THE RUNNER (5.1 SURROUND SOUND UPMIX)

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