Jon Anderson is the subject of a new book by YES author David Watkins on which explores the singer’s early years and his time with pre-YES band The Warriors. ‘Jon Anderson and The Warriors: The road to YES‘ will be published by Sonicbond on December 13, 2019.
“We all know Jon Anderson as the voice of progressive rock music and Yes, but the source of his driving force is a story that has been largely untold. The excitement at finding new history, music and stories about him was the key to this mammoth project. This was an important and creative time for Jon, one which he, himself, recognises helped him to go on to create Yes music. I am happy that I finally have the opportunity to share all this knowledge and imagery with fans. I hope everyone enjoys it!” says Watkinson.
Initially, the book will be available only in a limited hardback edition of 250 copies, numbered and signed by the author, and will be made exclusively available via Burning Shed. Thee book is 224 pages and features over 200 photographies, most unseen for over 50 years. A paperback edition will be published in Europe on March 27, 2020, and June 26, 2020 in the USA. This later edition will be available via all normal bookselling channels and also in E-Book.
To tie in with the paperback edition in March will lbe released in very limited edition on both coloured and in standard black vinyl as a picture sleeve seven inch EP. It features seven tracks from 1964 and 1967. It will be available through Burning Shed on Planet Groovy Records. Some of these tracks were mastered at Abbey Road Studios under the supervision of Watkinson.