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 - Going For The One - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (Back In Stock) (arrived 14-Aug-2020 11:05)on August 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
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 light shelfwear with some minor scuffing & the vinyl remains in great condition with few signs of play K50379)
- Yes - Relayer - 1st + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 07-Aug-2020 12:58)on August 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
YES Relayer (Rare 1974 UK first issue 3-track vinyl LP with picture labels and the earliest A1/B1 matrices, complete with thick textured lyric inner, heavy duty Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for over forty five years K50096)
- Yes - Yes - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $156.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2020 14:39)on August 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
YES Yes (Rare 1969 UK first issue 8-track stereo LP on the plum & red Atlantic label with black 'fan' logo to the right & machine stamped A1/B1 matrices in the run-offs, matt gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve was always prone to storage wear& is almost impossible to find an original copy that doesn't show signs of age. This example is Very Good with strong, sturdy panels, no writing & just light creasing and edgewear. The vinyl grades EX/EX- & reveals only the odd faint paper scuff to show play. A really nice example, not without its flaws, of this now very hard to find pressing, priced advantageously & recommended!)
- Yes - Yesterdays - Japanese - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2020 11:29)on August 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
YES Yesterdays (1974 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP including Astral Traveller, Time And A Word and America, housed in a back-pasted picture sleeve featuring yet another classic 'Roger Dean' design, with Japanese / lyric insert and obi-strip. The sleeve displays some light wear with a small crease on the bottom right corner, whilst the vinyl appears barely played P-8503)
- Yes - Fragile + Booklet - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2020 12:19)on August 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
YES Fragile (1976 UK issue of the classic 1971 9-track LP, complete with eight-page full colour photo booklet, Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with little sign of play K50009)