New Remastered & Expanded Release Of The Second Solo Album By Jon Anderson From 1980 With Two Bonus Tracks Previously Unreleased On Cd
Featuring Guest Musicians Jack Bruce, Simon Phillips, John Giblin, Clem Clempson & Johnny Dankworth Fully Restored Artwork And Notes
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new remastered and expanded edition of the 1980 solo album by JON ANDERSON, SONG OF SEVEN.
The album was recorded during Jon’s first hiatus from YES, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his 1976 solo album OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW. Working with keyboard player RONNIE LEAHY, Anderson created an optimistic album of varying influences and he gathered together a fine ensemble of musicians to assist him such as celebrated bass players JACK BRUCE and JOHN GIBLIN, guitarists CLEM CLEMPSON and IAN BAIRNSON, saxophonist JOHNNY DANKWORTH and percussionists MORRIS PERT and SIMON PHILLIPS.
SONG OF SEVEN was a UK top forty hit upon its release by Atlantic Records in November 1980 and spawned a solo tour which established Jon Anderson as a regarded artist in his own right. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes and is expanded to include two rare US single edits previously unreleased on CD and restores the original album artwork in a digipak. The booklet also features a new essay with an exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.
So great to listen again to where I was musically 40 years ago…still dreaming the same dreams, and in my early years of orchestration ideas…very gentle reminders to stay cool…don’t hurry, all will be well, ‘take your time’…wonderful bass work, and all the wonderful friends and musicians just came into my life for a couple of months…Jack Bruce even!!! Everybody Loves you, but I love you a little bit more…sweet lyric, and then the wild and crazy Song of Seven lyric..most of it was spontaneous and feeling very open about life…and the mystery of it all…still do….
As always I’m here in my studio still juggling lyrics and music and songs..I’m excited that this can be heard again..
Best wishes to everyone…be well be safe…Love and ‘Light’…Jon Anderson
Track List: 1. FOR YOU, FOR ME 2. SOME ARE BORN 3. DON’T FORGET (NOSTALIGIA) 4. HEART OF THE MATTER 5. HEAR IT 6. EVERYBODY LOVES YOU 7. TAKE YOUR TIME 8. DAYS 9. SONG OF SEVEN
BONUS TRACKS 10.SOME ARE BORN (US SINGLE PROMO EDITED VERSION) 11.HEART OF THE MATTER (SHORT VERSION)
NYC – Art Rock & Jazz Folk Fusion artist Potter’s Daughter to release holiday-themed single “This Winter’s Child” on November 1st, 2019! The single will be available both digitally, and as a CD single for the band’s debut on MRR, the single made its debut during pre-sales at this year’s ProgStock.
Potter’s Daughter was formed in New York City while Dyanne Potter Voegtlin was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. A pupil of Robert Goldsand and Mike Longo, Dyanne searched for the marriage of classical theory and virtuosity with the freedom and innovation of jazz both in study and performance. Together with a rotating group of masters from many schools of music, Dyanne performed regularly in New York City, as well as in north-eastern Pennsylvania.
Now, together with long-time friend, Amit Chatterjee, (producer, arranger, and guitarist), and Ian C. Voegtlin (composer, bassist, guitarist, and saxophonist), they are looking forward to releasing their second single, “This Winter’s Child.” This single returns to the acoustic and eclectic sound of their debut album, “The Blind Side.”
Featuring beautiful virtuosic piano and haunting vocal melodies, “This Winter’s Child” is indicative of the Progressive Folk style of Potter’s Daughter’s vocal music. Potter’s Daughter’s unique mix of Progressive Folk vocal music and instrumental Prog/Fusion makes them one of today’s most interesting new artists!
Recording and Production Info: “This Winter’s Child” Featuring Ian C. Voegtlin: Bass and Guitar Dyanne Potter Voegtlin: Piano and Vocals Amit Chatterjee: Percussion Lyrics by Ronda Dubiel and Dyanne Potter Voegtlin.Produced by Amit ChatterjeeCover art by Ian C. Voegtlin
Quotes:“…Great writing and performing. Absolutely beautiful and rich music…brilliant, poetic, fresh…” – Grammy Award-winning composer and arranger Lee Johnson (The Grateful Dead Symphony)
“…just beautiful..I love your voice, and chord progressions are sublime” – Jon Anderson (lead singer of progressive rock band, Yes)
London – Alan Simon is a French folk-rock musician and composer best known for his rock operas which are performed with collaboration from other noted rock musicians. Simon is associated with Breton Celticism, and his most ambitious works are typically on themes linked to Celtic myth and history. Simon has also branched out into film-making. Alan Simon is the creator of the legendary EXCALIBUR: THE CELTIC ROCK OPERA.
This 40 TRACK collection, released on Cherry Red, features a cross-section of Alan Simon’s work from his various projects and rock operas.
“The 40 songs on the compilation are all personal selections from my rock operas and concept albums: ‘Excalibur (the quadrilogy)’, ‘Gaia’, ‘Anne de Bretagne’, ‘Tristan & Yseult’, ‘Captain Kid’ and various soundtracks…Some of these tracks fans may know already and other tracks offer a deeper insight into my work! ‘Songwriter’ a sentimental and personal collection which also includes a comic strip of my journey.” – Alan Simon
This collection features songs with guest appearances by:
Members of Supertramp
This collection was previously vinyl only and is now being given its first mainstream CD release.
1. CELTIC RING (Feat. Alan Parsons)
2. LES CAVALIERS DU VENT
3. WORLD (Feat. Brankica Vasic)
5. THE ORIGINS PT 1 (Feat. Moya Brennan)
6. THE KINGS
7. LETTRE À YSEULT (Feat. Christian Décamps)
10. AD LIBITUM (Feat. Carlos Nũnez)
11. CELTIC LAND
12. BELTAINE (Feat. Fairport Convention)
13. SKYE (Feat. Skilda)
14. CASTLE ROCK (Feat. Fairport Convention)
15. DUN AENGUS (Feat. Martin Barre)
16. THE END
17. IN THE WIND OF THE CELTIC DREAM (Feat. Konan Mevel)
18. THE VISION (Feat. John Wetton)
19. ADELA (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg)
20. I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg And John Helliwell)
1. NO MAN’S LAND (Feat. Midnight Oil)
2. COME (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg)
3. THE ELEMENTS (Feat. Roger Hodgson & Dan Ar Braz)
4. DANCING HEART (Feat. Roberto Tiranti)
5. CIRCLE OF LIFE (Feat. Jon Anderson)
6. FAME AND GLORY (Feat. Fairport Convention)
7. PEACE ON EARTH (Feat. Heather Small & Billy Preston)
8. ANGEL’S TEARS (Feat. Jeremy Spencer)
9. WHERE IS THE WAY (Feat. Billy Preston)
10. ON THE ROAD (Feat. Justin Hayward)
11. JANGADERO (Feat. Cesaria Evora)
12. EVIL DAY (Feat. Roberto Tiranti)
13. SECRET GARDEN (Feat. Maddy Prior)
14. WORLD (Feat. Zucchero & Anggun)
15. MOTHERLAND (Feat. Jimmy O Neill)
16. SAMAN (Feat. Les Holroyd & Mick Fleetwood)
17. MARIE LA CORDELIÈRE (Feat. James Wood & Fairport Convention)
18. LUGH (Feat. John Wetton & Martin Barre)
19. DESIRE (Feat. Les Holroyd)
20. A PRAYER FOR MY LOVER (Feat. Siobhan Owen)
Forthcoming on November 3, 2017!
Alan Simon’s EXCALIBUR IV is the widely anticipated fourth NEW STUDIO ALBUM in the Celtic Rock Opera series, following on from the GOLD and PLATINUM selling original trilogy. EXCALIBUR IV was played live in its entirety to 12 ARENAS in Germany in December 2016 and will be touring again in 2018.
This new album based on the legendary story of KING ARTHUR features guest appearances from:
Alan Stivell, Michael Sadler (Saga), Jesse Sibenberg & John Helliwell (Supertramp), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Moya Brennan (Clannad), Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth), Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep), Siobham Owen, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), John Kelly (The Kelly Family), Maite Itoiz (Elfhental)
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop: The Secret Is Out… A new song was written to celebrate 50 years of Peter Banks and Chris Squire joining the group in 1967.
London- On a new Mabel Greer’s Toyshop album “The Secret” to be released on December 15, and for the first time in 50 years, Peter Banks and Clive Bayley are heard playing a guitar duo. Clive has written a new song around previously recorded guitar parts by Peter Banks. The song is included on the album as a tribute to Peter Banks and Chris Squire joining Mabel Greer in September 1967. “I did it because a reading of Peter’s passing in 2013 was the catalyst for meeting Bob Hagger again and coming up with the crazy idea of re-forming Mabel Greer. The result is that we have produced two new albums since then, and released re-mastered BBC tapes from 1967 on the EP ‘Images’”, said Clive.
Clive and Bob first met in 1966 – a time when the London underground music scene was an impressive force for the future development of a different kind of rock music. Clive at sixteen years old, had already been playing music in a band since the age of 13, he was writing his own compositions and already had an idea of what kind of music he wanted to perform. Bob had previously been for an audition in the band ‘The Syn’. The bass player happened to be Chris Squire and the guitarist Peter Banks, it wasn’t long before they both joined Bob and Clive in Mabel Greer’s Toyshop and the seeds of ‘Yes’ were planted. In early 1968, Jon Anderson also joined the group, in June Bill Bruford replaced Bob and Tony Kaye joined on keyboards. But in August of that year, Clive left the band and they changed the name to ‘Yes’.
Fast forward to 2013, Clive met Bob again for the first time in 45 years! Both now in their sixties. The first thing Clive said to Bob was “let’s get into the studio, see if we still have the old magic”. The result became the album “New Way Of Life” featuring Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye, released in 2015.
This new album of 9 songs “The Secret” with Max Hunt on keyboards and Hugo Barré on bass will be available on or before December 15, 2017, on CD and digital download at: https://mabelgreerstoyshop.bandcamp.com
Special thanks to Daniel Earnshaw of QEDG Management for providing the Peter Banks recordings.
Long-time YES fans were treated to over two hours of Yes classics during their first show of the ARW 2016/2017 World Tour – An Evening of YES & More at the Hard Rock in Orlando, Florida on October 4th 2016. It has been 26 years since Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured together for the Yes “Union” Album.
The worldwide ARW Tour is being produced by legendary concert promoter Larry Magid, who is considered an architect and leader of the modern concert business. With over 16,000 concerts to his credit and still counting, he has produced national and international tours for Yes, Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Earth Wind & Fire, Il Divo, The Allman Brothers Band, Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington Jr. and many others. In 1985 Larry Magid co-produced the American portion of Live Aid and in 2005 he was the producer of Live 8.
Jon Anderson Vocals, Harp & Percussion
Trevor Rabin Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Lee Pomeroy – Bass
Louis Molino III Drums
Set List October 4th 2016
Cinema from their 1983 release 90125
Perpetual Change from their 1971 release The Yes Album
Hold On from their 1983 release 90125
I’ve Seen All Good People from their 1971 release The Yes Album
And You and I from their 1972 release Close to the Edge
Rhythm of Love from their 1987 release Big Generator
Leaves Of Green “excerpt from a song called The Ancient” from their 1973 release Tales From Topographic Oceans
Awaken from their 1977 release Going for the One
Long Distance Runaround from their 1971 release Fragile
The Fish from their 1971 release Fragile
Roundabout from their 1971 release Fragile
The Meeting from their 1989 release Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
Heart Of The Sunrise from their 1971 release Fragile
Make It Easy from their 1991 release Yesyears
Owner Of A Lonely Heart from their 1983 release 90125
Starship Trooper from their 1971 release The Yes Album
On a Facebook post from Trevor Rabin after the show.
“The start of the ARW tour in Orlando tonight. What an incredible crowd. The guys performed so well. I had a couple of tech problems. But after almost 2 decades of not being on stage, I guess I was ok at times. I certainly loved doing it.
2016 US Tour Dates Oct 04 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live Oct 06 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino Oct 07 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall Oct 09 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center Oct 10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre Oct 12 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall Oct 14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center Oct 15 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre Oct 16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre Oct 19 Boston, MA Wang Theatre Oct 21 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre Oct 22 Huntington, NY The Paramount Oct 24 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater Oct 26 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre Oct 28 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center Oct 29 Akron, OH Goodyear Theater at East End
Nov 01 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Nov 02 Buffalo, NY UB Center for the Arts
Nov 04 New Buffalo, MI Four Winds Casino
Nov 05 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
Nov 07 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nov 09 St Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Nov 11 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Nov 12 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Nov 14 Austin, TX ACL at the Moody Theater
Nov 16 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Nov 17 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theater
Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Nov 20 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Nov 22 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
Nov 25 San Francisco, CA Masonic
Nov 27 San Jose, CA City National Civic Center
Nov 29 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Nov 30 Seattle, WA Paramount On Sale Sep 23
Dec 02 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim On Sale Sep 23
Dec 03 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino On Sale Sep 23
2017 European Tour Dates
Mar 12 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
Mar 13 Birmingham, UK Symphony Hall
Mar 15 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
Mar 16 Bournemouth, UK Bournemouth International Centre
Mar 19 London, UK Eventim Apollo
Mar 21 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
Mar 22 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall
Mar 24 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall
Mar 25 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
Mar 27 Brussels, Belgium Cirque Royal Mar 28 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivolivredenburg
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