YES – TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS
Steven Wilson 2016 Remixes
NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER AT AMAZON
“Tales From Topographic Oceans” is the fifth in a series of expanded YES editions including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes of the original music. Additionally, both sets add extra material mixes on CD, while the Blu-Ray edition adds a wealth of extra audio material. Steven Wilson has produced the new mixes with the approval of the band. Both editions feature restored artwork overseen and approved by Roger Dean with an expanded booklet containing new sleeve-notes, photos and archive material making this the definitive edition of the album.
• CDs features a completely new stereo album mix by Steven Wilson, a new mix of Dance of the Dawn and five new single edits (both editions).
• Hybrid DVD-As feature 5.1 Surround mixes and High Resolution Stereo mixes of the album mixed from the original multi-track tapes along with the original mix of the album – all at 24/96.
• Blu-Ray features all of the above – 5.2 mixes in DTS-HD MA, new mixes at 24/96, original mixes at 24/192 in LPCM Stereo + additional music including new instrumental mixes, new single edits, a complete album of alt takes (including two previously unreleased sides – one studio, one live) and needle-drops of an original UK vinyl pressing and a US banded promo album pressing.
• Special packaging for both formats, CD/DVD-A set in two double digi-packs in slipcase, CD/Blu-Ray in two mini vinyl replica gatefold card sleeves in slipcase.
• Additional CD in Blu-Ray edition allows for the inclusion of the complete alternate album takes on CD.
Find out more here
LIVE – November 2016, Japan
YES are playing 6 dates in Japan in November 2016.
We are playing Yessongs, Tales From Topographic Oceans sides 1 & 4, some Greatest Hits and More!
For dates and tickets click here.
NB – There are no VIP Packages or Meet & Greets on the Japanese Tour.
Action Moves People United: Alan White, Geoff Downes, Patrick Moraz and over 300 other international artists contribute to a 45 track double CD album of Musical Spoken Word and Songs, officially released on Sept 21, 2016.
The YES November Japan Tour begins on 21 Nov featuring TFTO, Yessongs and More.
The YES Summer USA Tour began on 25 July in Lancaster PA, featuring TFTO, Drama and More.
Jay Schellen is playing drums while Alan recuperates from a successful back operation.
YES 7″ single – Roundabout/Into The Lens available only at the 2016 Yes USA Tour Merch Stand.
Islands and Bridges – The Art of Roger Dean: Free Exhibition at Manx Museum, Isle of Man 20/8 to 19/11/2016.
Islands and Bridges – The Art of Roger Dean: Stamp Sets from IOM Post Office.
“Many thanks to Moon Safari for opening our Royal Albert Hall show in their inimitable & powerful style, and for dedicating their beautiful closing acapella song ‘Constant Bloom‘ to Chris Squire” – YES
The next album to get the Steven Wilson treatment will be Tales From Topographic Oceans.
Steve Howe October UK Tour – dates and ticket links for all 14 shows on Steve’s Facebook page.
‘The Future Left Behind‘ – Billy Sherwood & Rick Wakeman guest on Leon Alvarado’s new album.
iNOW Trio are Patrick Moraz, Bunny Brunel & Virgil Donati. Playing Progtoberfest II at Reggie’s in Chicago, 22 Oct 2016 & on Cruise To The Edge.
SPOILER ALERT – Billy Sherwood answers your latest Facebook & Twitter questions.
YES hosting Cruise To The Edge Feb 2017 – Lineups announcing on Facebook & Twitter
Brave Words – Anderson Rabin Wakeman to tour USA in October/November
Steve Howe – Homebrew 6 OUT NOW on Amazon & iTunes
Geoff Downes – “Probably a YES U.S. Summer Tour, then Japan in November”
Billy Sherwood & Tony Kaye – Live In Japan – get Ltd Ed Signed Postcard w Cherry Red preorder
Invention Of Knowledge – Jon Anderson, Roine Stolt join forces
Time and a Word: The Yes Story – New book by Martin Popoff – Out now on Amazon
Stone Free Festival – Rick Wakeman to headline Sunday 19 June performing King Arthur
“Anderson/Rabin/Wakeman project is really gathering momentum” – Rick Wakeman
Classic Drummer Hall of Fame – Alan White a 2016 inductee
New T-Shirts in the Store – Roger Dean’s iconic designs for ‘Don’t Kill The Whale’ & ‘Fragile’
YES Dialogue – preorder Jon Kirkman’s book of YES interviews, memorabilia & photographs
Life on Mars – Rick Wakeman performs the song at Radio 2’s piano in memory of David Bowie
Jon Anderson & Trevor Rabin – will record and tour with Rick Wakeman as ARW later in 2016
Moraz Alban Project – New album MAP out now. Interview with Bill Kopp. Website.
Ride The Tiger – new CD from Greg Lake and Geoff Downes
Billy Sherwood: “It’s overwhelming to have all the support… THANK YOU ALL”
Divided By One – Billy Sherwood’s 7th solo CD and compilation Collection are now available on CD
Suburban Ghosts – New 2nd CD from Downes Braide Association (interview) since Pictures of You
Citizen – Billy Sherwood’s new CD features Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye & Patrick Moraz (video) and will tour with Circa in 2016
Chris Squire Tribute – was led by Mike Portnoy & Friends on Cruise To The Edge
Tom Sawyer – Jon Davison sings Rush cover at Foo Fighters gig in Anaheim
Progressive Music Awards 2015 – Roger Dean receives ‘Guiding Light’ Award – Interview
Yesworld Exclusive – Billy Sherwood answers your #askYES questions from Facebook & Twitter
Anthology – A Solo Career Retrospective 2xCD from Steve Howe (interview)
Welcome A Star – preorder new single by Emmie Beckitt & Rick Wakeman on iTunes or Amazon
Rick Wakeman live – upcoming shows from Grumpy Old Rick
Better Late Than Never – new CD+DVD and tour from Anderson Ponty Band (preview)
Moraz Alban Project – new CD from Patrick Moraz & Greg Alban
YES Top 100 Spotify Playlist – listen to the Top 100 YES tracks, as chosen by YES fans on Facebook
YES NOT YES – Vote for your favourite tracks by YES members & alumni
Full Access Magazine – “Yes is a very special thing to be a part of and I am very happy that I can continue to be a part of it.” Steve Howe interview
MSOPR – Press Release
High Wire Daze – “YES is an international treasure who continue to challenge and inspire musicians all over the world.”
Grateful Web – “There is physically and emotionally very little holding this band back.”
Hunny Pot Unlimited – “It’s definitely a “bucket-list” type of show that leaves nothing (and everything) to one’s imagination.”
Santa Barbara Independent – “Yes keeps it real by honoring the legacies of all the musicians who have contributed to this challenging body of music.”
Vegas24Seven – “Finishing their Las Vegas performance with sonics and style, the London-based band delighted fans with a medley of their greatest hits.”
SoCal Music Today – “Every aspect of this night was spot on and YES proved once again they are still alive and well and can deliver an above top-notch performance.”
Music Existence – “You will not want to miss this show.”
OC Weekly – “It’s an amazing production, I feel like we’ve reached a new height.” – Interview with Jon Davison
Tomorrow’s Verse – “The production with first class. Everyone went home on a high note, lively and inspired.”
OC Register – “In the 1970s, we used to just go out and play this stuff not as closely to the record, because we felt like we didn’t have to. Now we don’t feel like we have to, but we want to.” – Interview with Steve Howe
Progressive Music Review – “Pre-show at The Egg in Albany, I sat down with YES keyboard genius Geoff Downes to discuss the current tour, Drama in 1980 and the future for YES…”
Progressive Music Review – “With YES reaching the halfway stage of their 2016 US Drama/Tales 1 & 4 Tour, we headed south again into upper New York State, to The Egg (Performing Arts Center) in Albany to find the band still on top of its game…”
Oakland Press – “We’re determined to be on the leading edge, and there’s a demand of excellence all the time.” – An interview with Steve Howe
The Capitol Theatre – “We jumped out of our seats for the first set encore…”
All About Jazz – “Yes got the multi-generational audience on its feet for a tour de force version of “Roundabout” (from Fragile) and a note for note perfect version of the spacey and moving “Starship Trooper” from The Yes Album”
Stereo Embers Magazine – “Yes gave one of the most stirring and musically comprehensive shows I’ve seen in a long time.”
Fairfax Times – “The musicians are on stage with no tricks, no gimmicks, it’s all what you see is what you get.”
Superconductor – “A double encore of “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper” sent the audience home happy, the latter gaining speed and barrelling like a freight train before coming to a majestic return to the song’s original stately pace.”
Best of New Jersey – “If you’re a bass player, there are no better parts to play.” Q&A with Billy Sherwood
North Jersey Arts and Entertainment – “Yes brings the ‘Drama’ to Englewood” An interview with Geoff Downes for northjersey.com by Brian Aberback
Highway 81 Revisited – “Brilliant in both its boldness and its execution…”
Vents Magazine – “The band brought along a stunning 20’ tall digital light display that illuminated the center to a cheerful crowd.”
Neo Music Scene – “The band opened with “Machine Messiah,” and didn’t take a pause until the entire thirty-six minute album was flawlessly played.”
SI Live – “Say yes to YES”
Do NYC – “YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.”
Judicial Support – “The band played excellently and truly sounded like one would and should expect Yes to sound.”
The Rust Belt Chronicles – ” The delivery were flawless and the fans soaked in the music.”
Item Live – “This was also the hardest rocking, aggressive-sounding Yes show I’ve seen in a long time.”
Boston Globe – “Yes brings old sounds, new faces to rousing concert in Lynn”
Niagara Gazette – “The current lineup’s treatment of the Drama album was flawless, and in many ways superior to the original thanks to powerful vocals by Jon Davison and inspired guitar work by Steve Howe.”
ItemLive – “This was also the hardest rocking, aggressive-sounding Yes show I’ve seen in a long time. Were prog rock icons great? YES!”
Progressive Music Review – “The enthusiastic crowd left happy, knowing that once again YES had undoubtedly delivered.”
Team Rock/PROG – Steve Howe: Yes live shows offer a more ‘inventive’ experience
1 On 1 With Mitch Lafon – #234 Steve Howe (YES)
Team Rock/Prog #67 – Shimmering loveliness… fantastic.. heavenly harmonies… gleaming magnificence… enthralling… you’d have to go some to find a better band.
Record Collector – Riveting work from Steve Howe… Drummer Alan White provided the perfect backbone… an overwhelming Starship Trooper received a well-earned standing ovation.
Freq – Tonight’s (Albert Hall) performance was fantastic. That love of their music and legacy somehow soaked into every member of the audience.
Midlands Metal Heads – DEFINITELY going for the one, absolutely superb
B24/7 – Vintage Prog at its dazzling, ambitious, high-wire best
Oxford Mail – YES! Prog rock synth star Geoff Downes on the ‘keys’ to success
National Rock Review – Standing Ovation! The music of Yes is alive and well, and in safe hands.
Chronicle Live – YES are still very much alive and kicking at the top of their game.
TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS – Steven Wilson HiRes 24-96 5.1 & Stereo Remixes – NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER AT AMAZON:
1 BluRay & 3 CDs: http://bit.ly/yes-tfto-bluray
2 DVD-As & 2CDs: http://bit.ly/yes-tfto-dvd
Progeny – 14 CD Box set of 7 shows from 1972.
The Studio Albums 1969-1987 – All the classic albums in a CD Box Set from Amazon; download in HiRes 24-192, 24-96 or 24-44.1 from HDTracks UK, HDTracks USA or Qobuz, or as AACs from iTunes.
Heaven and Earth – The newest YES Studio Album
Like It Is – At The Bristol Hippodrome (Going For The One & The Yes Album, live 2014)
Like It Is – At The Mesa Arts Centre (Close To The Edge & Fragile, live 2014)
Message from Alan White
After enduring intense back pain which began halfway through YES’ spring European tour, and working with European and American doctors, spinal specialists, exploring optional treatments, I’ve had no choice but to undergo surgery to repair an injured disc in my lower back. I’m pleased to announce a very positive result from this procedure, which took place in Seattle.
With some rest and physical therapy, I should be back in good form and ready to rejoin the Summer YES Tour in the near future. I’m eager to be on the road with the band but also need to ensure my recovery is complete before doing so.
Until I’m able to rejoin the tour, my good friend Jay Schellen will be performing with the band and keeping my drum stool warm. Please welcome him to our YES family; he’s doing a great service by stepping in last minute so as to not disappoint everyone hoping to see YES music performed live this summer.
Please know that I’ll be back as soon as physically possible and looking forward to taking my place on stage with the band.
Thanks for all your well wishes and support.
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