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 - Relayer - Japanese - vinyl LP - £35.00, $46.55, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 29-Nov-2021 13:12)on November 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm
YES Relayer (Mid 70s Japanese second issue of the 1974 vinyl LP, with picture labels. Housed in its heavyweight pasted gatefold picture sleeve displaying Roger Dean's incredible artwork, complete with illustrated fold-out Japanese/lyric insertand obi-strip P-10357A)
- John Lennon - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band - 1st + lyric inner - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $33.25, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 23-Nov-2021 14:37)on November 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm
JOHN LENNON John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (Original 1970 UK black & white Apple label 11-track LP with YEX 827-1U / YEX 828-1U matrices, fully laminated picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve shows only light signs of its age whilst the vinyl shows light wear/hairlines not affecting play. Not mint but a perfectly acceptable play copy PCS7124)
- Yes - Yes - 2nd - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $26.60, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2021 14:07)on November 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm
YES Yes (1972 UK issue of the debut 1969 8-track stereo LP, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with the odd light crease & spot of foxing to the lyric insert whilst the vinyl still looks barely played K40034)
- Yes - Fragile - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $26.60, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2021 14:10)on November 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm
YES Fragile (Circa 1976 UK issue of the classic 1971 9-track vinyl LP, Roger Dean designed gatefold picture sleeve with intact integral eight page booklet. The sleeve is in nice shape with just a little wear/creasing to top edge whilst the vinyl aside from a couple of hairlines, remains in excellent condition K50009)
- Yes - Relayer - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $26.60, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2021 14:33)on November 29, 2021 at 9:18 pm
YES Relayer (1974 UK second press 3-track LP with picture labels, known for being influenced by Patrick Moraz who took over for this album whilst Rick Wakeman temporarily departed the band. Moraz's more eclectic, percussive style of playing marked a unique sounding Yes album including the mammoth masterpiece 'The Gates Of Delerium', complete with thick card lyric inner & matte gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with minor shelfwear, and the vinyl remains in Excellentcondition K50096)