Jon Davison found himself bouncing around half the planet, as Yes worked to complete its forthcoming studio effort Heaven and Earth. In fact, sessions continued right up until the group had to leave for its new tour.
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‘Jon Davison has brought in an interesting quality’: Chris Squire on Yes’ forthcoming Heaven and Earth
Though Jon Davison has been touring with Yes since 2012, the group’s upcoming release will be his first studio collaboration — and the singer-songwriter looks to have had a critical role.
Roy Thomas Baker, best known for producing Queen and Journey, is collaborating with Yes on its new studio album. Members of the group have uploaded photographs from the sessions — and a neon-shoed Baker appears in several.
Chris Squire says Yes will be at work on a new studio album through February, with songwriting contributions expected from current frontman Jon Davison. That’s not the only change, however, as Yes will probably be missing one key contributor.
‘We’re just kind of feeling our way’: Alan White, Jon Davison discuss prospect of new music from Yes
Jon Davison has been with Yes for about a year and half, time that’s largely been spent revisiting a trio of the group’s 1970s recordings on tour. Now, he and drummer Alan White talk about the prospect of new music.
‘We’ll just have to work around that’: Jon Davison’s tenure in Yes complicates things for Glass Hammer
As Yes enters the final weeks of a U.S. tour featuring a trio of its 1970s recordings, the question of where that leaves frontman Jon Davison’s other group Glass Hammer looms large.
As Glass Hammer reissues 2005′s Inconsolable Secret, it’s easy to connect those early attempts at broader narrative concepts with the band’s recent epic release Perilous.
Something Else! Interview: Yes’ Steve Howe on Jon Davison, performing classic LPs, a renewed solo focus
It seems quitting Asia, with whom Yes’ Steve Howe has recorded and performed in tandem since 2008, has only given the guitarist more to do.
For Yes frontman Jon Davison, the answer is no. He asked to sing with Glass Hammer during the upcoming Cruise to the Edge concerts, and was rebuffed by management.
Sure, there are Yes comparisons to be made here. Frontman Jon Davison is, in his highest range, a dead ringer for Jon Anderson — to the point that he’s been asked to take over as lead singer in Yes.