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?!’”
The Royal Affair Tour: Live In Las Vegas was recorded at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas in July 2019.
“Having the opportunity to bring together the band members in the development of a well refined set of songs that captures the bands true potential is simply an honour for me,” says guitarist Steve Howe.
“The Royal Affair tour album, being released in October, is a welcome new chapter in the wide expanse of Yes live recordings,” adds White. “I hope you enjoy it.”
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- John Lennon - Double Fantasy - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2020 13:16)on November 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO Double Fantasy (1980 UK 14-track LP, including the singles [Just Like] Starting Over, Woman, Watching The Wheels & Beautiful Boy [Darling Boy], glossy picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve & vinyl remain in Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear & play K99131)
- Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - UK - 4-CD set - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (Back In Stock) (arrived 24-Nov-2020 08:38)on November 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm
YES Tales From Topographic Oceans (2016 UK Definitive Edition 3-CD/1-Blu-ray set comprising 14-track 3-CD set featuring new stereo mixes, alternate album and single edits; plus a 36-track Blu-ray disc featuring new stereo, 5.1 surround, single edits & insturmental mixes by Steven Wilson and bonus audio. Issued in two fold-out card picture sleeves with two booklets and housed in a picture slipcase. The outer slipcase has a few minor edge scuffs, but the contents are near as new GYRBD80001)
- Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - 1st - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2020 13:37)on November 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm
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 shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a couple of light surface scuffs to show for its forty five years K80001)
- Yes - The Yes Album - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2020 13:49)on November 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm
YES The Yes Album (1971 UK first press 6-track stereo LP on the plum & red Atlantic label, smooth MacNeill Press gatefold picture sleeve with the 'Atlantic Super' logo on the reverse. This third album by the band showed the exciting promiseof the progressive dizzy heights to come, including the fabulous Yours Is No Disgrace, Starship Trooper, Perpetual Change, The Clap and more. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellentcondition with few signs of play)
- John Lennon - Imagine + Poster & Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Nov-2020 12:22)on November 30, 2020 at 5:58 pm
JOHN LENNON Imagine (1971 UK 10-track vinyl LP, fully laminated picture sleeve with lyric/credits inner & large fold-out poster. The sleeve shows some light spine wear and only light general wear; the poster has just a slight tear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played PAS10004)