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 - Time And A Word - 1st + Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £250.00, $332.50, €297.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 25-Nov-2021 18:51)on November 27, 2021 at 12:22 am
YES Time And A Word (Rare 1970 UK 8-track Atlantic plum & red label LP with A1 matrix, picture sleeve complete with original lyric insert. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl shows almost no sign of being over forty years old - an superb copy of this great album!)
- Yes - Fragile - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $26.60, €23.80 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2021 14:10)on November 27, 2021 at 12:22 am
YES Fragile (Circa 1976 UK issue of the classic 1971 9-track vinyl LP, Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve with intact integral eight page booklet. The sleeve is in nice shape with just a little wear/creasing to top edge whilst the vinyl aside from a couple of hairlines, remains in excellent condition K50009)
- Yes - Close To The Edge - 4th - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $33.25, €29.75 (New Item) (arrived 13-Nov-2021 12:11)on November 27, 2021 at 12:22 am
YES Close To The Edge (Mid to late 70s UK issue of the classic 1972 3-track LP on the green & orange Atlantic label with no Warner logo at the end of the perimeter label print, housed in a glossy gatefold picture sleeve complete with green lyricinner. The sleeve is Excellent & shows very little of its age whilst the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with only minor evidence of play K50012)
- Yes - Close To The Edge - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.95, €17.85 (New Item) (arrived 13-Nov-2021 15:10)on November 27, 2021 at 12:22 am
YES Close To The Edge (Early 80s German issue of the 1972 3-track vinyl LP on the green & orange Atlantic label, the fifth studio album from the British progressive rockers. The glossy picture sleeve shows just a little shelfwear but comes complete with its green lyric printed inner while the vinyl remains barely played ATL50012)
- Yes - In A Word - EX - US - cd album box set - £35.00, $46.55, €41.65 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2021 16:46)on November 27, 2021 at 12:22 am
YES In A Word (Superb 2002 UK 55-track digitally remastered FIVE CD box set comprising tracks from the band's entire career from 1969 to 2001, including material by Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and six previously unreleased tracks. Housed in the fold-out digibook which has light shelfwear to the corners, all five discs look barely played complete with the extensive 100-page booklet containing a comprehensive history of the band by journalist Chris Welch, an essay by philosopher Bill Martin plus a foreword from filmmaker Cameron Crowe and testimonials from King's X frontman / bassist Doug Pinnick, Primus frontman / bassist Les Claypool, Tool drummer Danny Carey and Phish drummer Jon Fishman!)