Label: Arista - ACD85-90126 • Format: CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Symphonic Rock
The project began in At that time vocalist Jon Anderson had felt artistically constrained within Yes's current format, where the Vibe Out - Lisa McClendon - Soul Music of Trevor Rabin had taken the band in a commercially very successful but musically and lyrically different direction. Bruford, who had at various times been a member of King Crimsonrecruited his Crimson band mate Tony Levin as their bassist.
The group was unable to use the name Yes for legal reasons. However, the group did have Arista assign the catalog number of to the original releases of the CD and cassette. This was a subtle way of stamping this as the next Yes album after Pre-production recording took place at La Frette Studios near Paris with Anderson putting down an outline of much of the album's songs with guitarist Milton McDonald.
Anderson notably built on several demos provided by Howe, some of which Sound - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe released on his solo album Homebrew and subsequent releases. Most of the album was recorded using C-Lab's Notator software.
The song "Quartet" contains lyrical references to several classic Yes songs, such as " Long Distance Runaround ", " Roundabout " and others. The artwork for the album was created by artist Roger Deanknown for designing album covers for Yes in the s. It features two paintings, the front titled "Blue Desert" and the back titled "Red Desert".
Most releases of this album represent only a truncated version of "Blue Desert". There was, however, a special release with a gatefold cover, though "Blue Desert" was horizontally inverted in that version. The album was released on 20 June Its music video was directed by Storm Thorgerson. The album was re-released in a remastered limited edition by Gonzo Multimedia on 18 Marchwith a bonus CD with extra tracks, including alternate edits and live versions of tracks on the main album, as well as "Vultures in the City" originally titled "Vultures" and previously available only as the b-side to the "Brother of Mine" 7-inch vinyl and CD single.
This edition was initially only available only from Gonzo but can now be bought from other suppliers. In Esoteric Recordings reissued the album in time for its 25th anniversary. All music and lyrics by 2nd Movement Tempo Di Minuetto - Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa, Howe, Wakeman and Bruford.
Additional writing credits are below: . Credits are adapted from the album's LP liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe. Progressive rock. Jon Anderson Chris Kimsey.
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