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 Shaved Fish (1980s UK issue of the 1975 12-track compilation LP, housed in a glossy barcoded picture sleeve with lyric inner. The barcoded picture sleeve is in excellent condition with just minor age related general wear and the vinyl looks barely played PCS7173)
- John Lennon - Menlove Ave - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jul-2021 14:16)on July 28, 2021 at 5:56 am
JOHN LENNON Menlove Avenue (Original 1986 UK first issue 10-track vinyl LP with the 'A/B-1-1-' matrices - Following hot on the heels of Live In New York City, this second posthumous release emerged from Yoko Ono's archives, with one side devoted to outtakes from the wild 'Rock & Roll' sessions and the other to alternate takes from 'Walls & Bridges'. The glossy picture sleeve which displays a fantastic Andy Warhol illustration of John shows only light signs of shelfwear while the vinylitself has minimal evidence of play PCS7308)
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PETE SHOTTON & NICHOLAS SCHAFFNER John Lennon: In My Life (1984 UK illustrated 208-page softback book written by one of John's closest friends and former fellow Quarryman, documenting their friendship over the course of almost thirty years)
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RAY CONNOLLY John Lennon 1940-1980 (1981 UK 192-page softback biographical book, including some great black and white photographs)