Yes Singer Jon Anderson Releasing Album He Started 27 Years Ago
Yes founder and current Yes Featuring ARW frontman Jon Anderson says he's on the cusp of completing a solo album he began writing 27 years ago.
Anderson made the revelation in a Facebook post last – in which he thanked his fans for their support of his wife Janee, who is now "completely cancer free.”
The singer explained that he'll tell the complete story in the album's liner notes but, suffice to say, a lot of work went into it and a lot of musicians loaned their talents to the project.
Anderson says it will be called 1,000 Hands, due to all the additional contributions. He says he hopes to have the LP ready by the spring, "fingers crossed."
He said YES Featuring ARW is "dreaming big all the time," and that he and his bandmates, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin, have been thrilled by the outpouring of support at their live shows since last year.
"There is no barriers to creating music, the doors are wide open, the new sounds of the cosmos are here and now, the soul is the conduit to music, it is a reflection of all beings, for the soul is music,” wrote Anderson.
Yes Featuring ARW (Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman) is an off-shoot (which some, including Anderson, would call 'the real Yes'), which rebranded itself following Yes' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction last spring.
There is another band called Yes has none of the original members. Anderson was fired in 2008 while he was recovering from acute respiratory failure and ordered by his doctor to avoid touring for at least six months.
Last May, Yes Feat. ARW's management challenged "the other Yes band" to identify its other key members, to avoid confusing fans, just like the Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman group has been doing.
Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio