Thursday, October 31, 2019

Yes stream To The Moment from new box set From A Page

Yes are streaming a lyric video for “To The Moment”, one of four previously-unreleased tracks featured on the band's newly-released box set “From A Page.”

Joined by other 2010 songs “Words On A Page”, “From The Turn Of A Card” and “The Gift Of Love”, the project delivers the four tunes alongside the 2009 recording “In The Present: Live From Lyon.”

All of the material was recorded by the lineup of Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Benoit David and Oliver Wakeman, who personally oversaw the preparation of the previously-unreleased recordings which were mixed by Karl Groom and mastered by Mike Pietrini.

The double CD album “Live From Lyon” was first released in 2010 and this edition restores “Second Initial”,which was previously a Japanese- only bonus track.

The box and one of the booklets features new artwork by Roger Dean, and the graphic design was undertaken by Wakeman, plus the set also includes his newly written liner notes about his time in the band.

“Following Chris Squire’s passing, I felt that the new music we’d created, but not released, should be heard and not sit unfinished on a shelf,” explains Wakeman. “And with Steve, Alan and Benoit’s enthusiasm for the project, I am proud to know that this music will get to see the light of day and, hopefully, be enjoyed by Yes fans as a piece of previously hidden Yes history.”

“Good music never goes away or lays down to the commercial pressures that exist,” says Howe. “Oliver’s compositions ‘To The Moment’, ‘Words On A Page’ and ‘From The Turn Of A Card’ demonstrate his musicality and talents, while working together on its arrangement ‘The Gift Of Love’ explores the collaborative essence of Yes, pooling ideas and then working together on its arrangement, whilst utilizing all of its many themes and variations. Karl Groom and Roger Dean both contributed their skills towards making this a worthy further ‘page’ in Yes‘ long and diverse musical adventures.”

“I’m pleased to see a gem of Yes history coming to fruition in the form of this mini box set,” adds White. “New songs from the past and I’m hoping we can find even more music in the archives for future releases.”

Yes will return to the road next spring for their 2020 Relayer tour; as part of the band’s Album Series, the shows will comprise two sets - the first will feature favorite classic tracks from Yes’ extensive catalogue, while the second will present their seventh studio album.

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