Jon Anderson is the subject of a brand new book by Yes author David Watkinson 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 and will retail for £25.
‘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,” Watkinson tells Prog. “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!”
Initially, the book will only be available only in a limited hardback edition of 250, priced £25. All copies will be numbered and signed by the author, David Watkinson, and will be made exclusively available via Burning Shed. The book is 224 pages and features over 200 photographs, most unseen for over 50 years. A paperback edition will be published in Europe on March 27th 2020, and June 26th in the USA. This later edition will be available via all normal bookselling channels and as an E-book.
To tie in with the paperback edition in March, Jon Anderson and The Warriors – The Lost Demos will be 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 featuring Jon alongside drummer Ian Wallace – later of King Crimson. It will be available through Burning Shed on Plane Groovy Records. Some of these tracks were mastered by at Abbey Road Studios under the supervision of Watkinson.
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- Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - 1st - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $69.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2021 12:18)on July 28, 2021 at 6:23 am
YES Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973 UK 4-track double LP, housed in a fabulous Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve with matching picture labels. The first press labels have no Atlantic or WB logos & the perimeter label print does notgo above the half way point. The sleeve displays minimal wear or signs of play, a really nice example of this almost fifty year old pressing! K80001)
- Yes - Yesshows World Tour 1977 + Ticket Stub - UK - tour programme - £25.00, $34.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jun-2021 12:27)on July 28, 2021 at 6:23 am
YES Yesshows World Tour 1977 (Official 1977 UK 24 page tour programme, packed with colour pictures, biography profiles on each band member and Donovan who was the support act for the tour. The cover features the artwork from the band's 'Going For The One' album which is also themed througout, the album saw the return of Rick Wakeman and was showcased on the tour. This example shows some minor wear to the cover otherwise remains really nice, and comes with a ticket stub for one of the shows on the tour - Please note that the stub shown might be different to the one you purchase, please contact our sales to see what is available)
- Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £45.00, $62.10, €52.65 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2021 12:46)on July 28, 2021 at 6:23 am
YES Tales From Topographic Oceans (1983 Japanese second issue green & orange Atlantic label 4-track double vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with Japanese insert and green 'Yes 10th Anniversary' obi-strip. The sleeve has just a little light general wear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play, overall a nice example P-4612~3A)
- Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - 2nd - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.70, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2021 11:43)on July 28, 2021 at 6:23 am
YES Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973 UK 4-track double LP with picture labels that have the Atlantic logo, housed in a Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light wear & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play K80001)
- Yes - Going For The One - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.56, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2021 11:51)on July 28, 2021 at 6:23 am
YES Going For The One (1977 UK 5-track LP featuring the fan favourite title track, the dynamic Wonderous Stories & Awaken, with keyboard ace Rick Wakeman, complete with lyric inner, tri-fold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little lightshelfwear with some minor scuffing & the vinyl remains in great condition with few signs of play K50379)