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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- Yes - Tormato - Japanese - SHM CD - Promo - £40.00, $49.20, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2022 10:30)on May 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm
YES Tormato (Out of print 2009 Japanese promo sample issue of the exclusive limited edition 18-track digitally remastered SHM-CD [Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players] issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release. Originally released in 1978, includes 10 bonus recordings; with a custom stamped inner rim on the disc, housed in a mini LP-style card picture sleeve with lyrics, promo stickered obi-strip, and remains in the un-opened hype-stickered protected bag WPCR-13523)
- Yes - Yes: A Visual Biography - UK - book - £59.99, $73.79, €70.79 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2022 09:22)on May 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm
YES Yes: A Visual Biography (2021 UK 224-page hardback book - The story of one of the most revered progressive rock bands of all time. Author Martin Popoff takes us through a journey from 1968 - 1980, covering Yes' most artistically adventurous period, that took in the first ten albums, hence the book's title. All the major events are documented in a timeline supported by quotes from band members and drawing on archive interviews. Visually the book includes live shots from the late 60s when Peter Banks and Tony Kaye were still in the band through to the Trevor Horn / Geoff Downes period and include photos taken in America, England and mainland Europe. There are also rarely seen photos from the recording sessions for that most talked about of album's, Tales from Topographic Oceans at Morgan Studios, London. The visuals are augmented with rare memorabilia and press cuttings, making this a fabulous souvenir for the descening Yes fan!)
- Yes - Going For The One - US - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.76, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 01-May-2022 13:01)on May 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm
YES Going For The One (1977 US 5-track LP, complete with lyric inner & tri-fold picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] shows mild paper ageing [split to bottom of inner] with deletion cut to bottom of sleeve & the vinyl grades VG+ with just light paper scuffs to show play SD19106)
- Yes - Close To The Edge - 5th - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2022 10:57)on May 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm
YES Close To The Edge (Late 70s UK fifth issue of the classic 1972 3-track vinyl LP on the green & orange Atlantic label with perimeter text starting above the half way line & ending with the 'W' logo. The smooth gatefold picture sleeve with Roger Dean's artwork has minimal evidence of shelfwear and comes with the green lyric inner, whilst the vinyl remain in excellent condition K50012)
- John Lennon - Imagine - Greek - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2022 13:59)on May 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm
JOHN LENNON Imagine (70s Greek issue of the 1971 10-track LP, housed in a matte picture sleeve with unique flash print bottom right. The cover has some light sun bleaching along the top edge but otherwise shows just a little minor ring wear scuffing & the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play 14C062-04914)