Expect a melting pot of lots of Yes of course but Anderson told Newsweek Magazine They also plan to do some new music on the tour which kicks of in October.. They’ve written some tunes that won’t necessarily to put an album. He says, “A little bit of fresh musical ideas and, I can safely say, redesigning what we would think Yes would be doing in the 21st century. We are sort of Yes alumni, many years past, we’re not gonna lose that energy of wanting to perform songs we created.”

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Anderson co-founded Yes in 1968 but left in 2008 (he was kicked out). Wakemen joined three years later for their fourth album, the classic “Fragile.” He last played with this in 2004 and Rabin was in the less prog but more pop version from 1982–1994 that gave us “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

So expect a show that sounds exactly like Yes because it kind of is Yes. Anderson says the band is in his DNA. Adding, “When I was in the band, I was always pressuring them to do long-form pieces, from Fragile onward. The audience we had in those days was very into listening. They wanted to sit there and go through a visual and musical experience, a journey if you like. And I just knew that Yes was very talented enough to do long-form pieces and structure them in a way that would capture the imagination of the night for us. And if we got it, the audience would get it.”

Anderson says he connected with late Yes bassist and founder founding member Chris Squire before he passed last June. “I emailed him, but he couldn’t speak at that time. I said, I want to thank you for your life, your music, without you and wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, and I’m so blessed to have had you in my life. As a musical partner, he was so opposite to me. We were the yin and yang of the band. Like we would joke: I was Obi-Wan Kenobi, and he was Darth Vader. And the beauty of it was, I would be singing ideas, and his bass would reflect my song, my lyric, my everything.” Jon is a forgiving guy. – by John Beaudin

http://www.newsweek.com/closer-edge-interview-jon-anderson-yes-49281

 

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