Yes release cover of John Lennon’s Imagine

From Loudersound.

Yes have streamed their brand new single, a cover of John Lennon‘s 1971 classic Imagine. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming new live album The Royal Affair Tour – Live From Las Vegas which is released through BMG Records on October 30. You can listen to Yes’ new version below.

Yes drummer Alan White joined John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band in 1969 and played on the Imagine album, as well as 1969’s Live Peace In Toronto 1969, Instant Karma! (1970) and Some Time In New York City (1972) before joining Yes. Lennon would have celebrated his 80th birthday on October 9.

“They put a special film together with footage from that time,” says White of the new Yes version. “We played Imagine on the Yes tour, and they’d run it behind me. The first time I saw it, I turned around and went, ‘Who the hell is that guy?!’”

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