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 - Fragile - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 14-Apr-2021 06:04)on April 16, 2021 at 10:03 am
YES Fragile (1976 UK issue of the classic 1971 9-track LP on a green & orange Atlantic label, housed in a Roger Dean designed gatefold sleeve. The sleeve has only light areas of shelfwear whilst the vinyl looks barely played - A great copy K50009)
- Jon Anderson - Animation - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Mar-2021 12:30)on April 16, 2021 at 10:03 am
JON ANDERSON Animation (1982 UK 8-track LP, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has just a few storage scuffs, mainly to the edges and the vinyl is Excellent with little sign of play POLD5044)
- Yes - The Yes Album - German - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 09-Mar-2021 16:17)on April 16, 2021 at 10:03 am
YES The Yes Album (1972 German issue of the 1970 6-track vinyl LP on the green & orange Atlantic label, includes Yours Is No Disgrace, Starship Trooper, I've Seen All Good People and Perpetual Change. The front laminated gatefold picture sleeve has just light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in seldom played condition)
- Yes - America - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £50.00, $68.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 17-Mar-2021 13:04)on April 16, 2021 at 10:03 am
YES America (Rare original 1972 Japanese Atlantic 7" vinyl single includes Total Mass Retain, unique 'mirrored' live-on-stage picture insert printed with lyrics on reverse. The insert displays just a little light wear & age, whilst the vinyl shows only a few light signs of play P-1161A)
- Yes - Roundabout - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £150.00, $204.00, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 17-Mar-2021 14:05)on April 16, 2021 at 10:03 am
YES Roundabout (Very rare 1972 Japanese black & red Atlantic label 7" single, also including Long Distance Runaround, unique wraparound picture insert with Japanese text biography and lyrics printed inside. The insert has only minimal wear whilstthe vinyl is in 'near as new' condition with very little signs of play P-1119A)