[News] Yes announce new upcoming album “The Quest” for October 2021

YES, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, release their new studio album “The Quest” on InsideOut Music/Sony Music on October 1, 2021. 

“It is simply an honour 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,” said Steve Howe, who produced the album. He added “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.”   Additional percussion was provided by guest Jay Schellen who supplements YES’ live performances. 

Label Manager Thomas Waber said “I am delighted to welcome YES to the label and am looking forward to seeing the reaction of the band’s fans to the new album. Being a long-time fan myself, I am really excited by the new material. Steve Howe managed to capture many of the important elements that we all love about YES!” 

Containing 11 songs, 8 on the main CD with 3 extra tracks on a bonus CD “The Quest” will be available on Vinyl and 5.1 Blu-ray and CD, all on the day of release.   

The Quest – 2CD Digipak tracklisting:

CD1:

  1. The Ice Bridge 7.01
  2. Dare To Know 6.00
  3. Minus The Man 5.35
  4. Leave Well Alone 8.06
  5. The Western Edge 4.26
  6. Future Memories 5.08
  7. Music To My Ears 4.41
  8. A Living Island 6.52

CD2:

  1. Sister Sleeping Soul 4.51
  2. Mystery Tour 3.33
  3. Damaged World 5.20

The Quest is released on October 1, 2021 via InsideOut Music/Sony.

Formats 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.

Pre-orders will start from July 23, 2021.

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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