Yes will release The Quest on October 1st, marking the band’s first new studio set in seven years. The band is led by longtime members Steve Howe, Alan White, andGeoff Downes — along with newer recruits Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood.
Steve Howe, who produced the new set, said in the official announcement:
It is simply an honor for me to have the opportunity to bring together the band members in the development of a well-refined set of songs that capture the band’s true potential. Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020.
We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.
Pre-orders for The Quest begin on July 23rd.
SOURCE: Press release
The formats for Yes’ The Quest are:
- Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP & 2CD plus Blu-ray Box-set
- Limited Edition 2CD & Blu-ray Artbook
- Gatefold 2LP & 2CD plus LP and booklet
- 2CD Digipak
- Digital Album
- Cover artwork designed and created by the band’s long term collaborator Roger Dean.
DID YOU KNOW???
- Yes‘ last album, Heaven & Earth, was released on July 16th, 2014 and produced by legendary Queen, Journey, and Cars producer, Roy Thomas Baker.
- Heaven & Earth peaked at Number 26 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and hit Number Seven on the magazine’s Top Albums list.
- The album’s sessions marked the first album with current lead singer Jon Davison and the final with founding bassist, Chris Squire.
- Out now is Yes‘ latest concert set, The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas. The album was captured on July 26th, 2019 at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel.
- The tracklisting to Yes’ The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas is: “Tempus Fugit,” “Going For The One,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Siberian Khatru,” “Onward,” “America,” “Imagine,” “Roundabout,” and “Starship Trooper.”
CHECK IT OUT: Yes on February 22nd, 2019 performing “Roundabout” like in Tokyo: