Mike Tiano argues that the ex-frontman was far more than just the voice of Yes.
Post Tagged with: "Jon Anderson"
Issued decades ago now, ‘Talk’ remains widely dismissed – when it’s not being ignored all together.
Steve Howe, some 10 years after Jon Anderson’s departure, is clearly getting a little peeved about having to talk about Yes’ departed co-founding frontman. Even more so when there is a new Yes album on the way.
‘Very, very funky, slightly sort of cosmic guys': Ex-Yes man Jon Anderson puts finishing touches on new supergroup
Jon Anderson, who has principally toured as a solo act since leaving Yes in 2004, is building a new band around the former Mahavishnu Orchestra violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Now, he’s ready to talk about the rest of the lineup.
‘We start work in June, I think': Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson’s new band could include Jean-Luc Ponty
Some 10 years after splitting with Yes, Jon Anderson has started talking about forming another band again — and, as he revealed during an autograph session with fans, the lineup could include a certified prog-rock and jazz-fusion legend.
Olias of Sunhillow, Jon Anderson’s utterly unique 1976 solo debut, was always meant to be listened to completely — and at very high volumes. With its fantastical storylines (a flaxen hero, the promise of a better day, some seriously weird outer space stuff) and enveloping soundscapes, the former Yes frontman created a rich and rewarding world unto itself.
Since Jon Anderson recovered from a series of ailments that led to his split with Yes, he’s been a fixture on the road — but only as a solo act, or in a duo format with former bandmate Rick Wakeman. That could be changing in 2014.
During the tour for Yes’ early-1980s blockbuster 90125, Jon Anderson found himself driving with a young filmmaker who was at work on a documentary about the group. He suggested that Anderson stop to see Spinal Tap at a local movie theater, and something amazing happened.
Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin join us to discuss an era when Yes was suddenly expected to craft hit singles — leaving canny updates like this one often completely overlooked.
Vangelis is that rarest of soundtrack artists, one who can create not just involving themes but complete musical worlds that stand apart from the films to which they were originally attached.