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 & 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 shows a little shelfwear and the vinyl is in Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear & play K99131)
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JOHN LENNON Imagine (Late 80s UK issue of the classic 1971 10-track vinyl LP with picture labels. The glossy barcoded picture sleeve shows only minimal wear to edges & the vinyl remains in near as new barely played condition PAS10004)
- John Lennon - Mind Games - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2021 08:55)on April 16, 2021 at 9:27 am
JOHN LENNON Mind Games (Japanese 2-track EMI Odeon black & silver label vinyl 7" single also includes Meat City, housed in a Toshiba EMI green record company sleeve and comes complete with a picture insert with lyrics on the reverse for both songs EAS-17128)
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JOHN LENNON Power To The People (1981 Japanese second issue 7" vinyl single, also featuring Yoko's Open Your Box, great picture insert with lyrics on reverse EAS-17124)
- Yes - Roundabout - US - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2021 11:32)on April 16, 2021 at 9:27 am
YES Roundabout (Circa 1974 US Atlantic black & gold label wide centre 7" vinyl single, released as part of the 'Oldies' Series, the label has the Warner 'W' logo, also including Long Distance Runaround, Atlantic Group paper sleeve. Aside from a few very light paper scuffs, the vinyl remains excellent OS-13140)