Fantastic news indeed. Bring it on.I thought a new thread was in order despite being covered and discussed at the end of this thread http://www.yesfans.com/showthread.ph...t-on-hold-quot and also in Henry's thread here http://www.yesfans.com/showthread.ph...test-Prog-more
But from Henry's site here http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnyesm.htm#wakrab is the following:
"A May 2012 interview with Anderson is more open: "It Happens When It Happens, is my mantra! [...] we're always in touch. [...] we'll see what happens." Likewise, comments from Rabin around the same time are more positive. In this May 2012 interview, Rabin is asked whether there is anything he cares to discuss about the collaboration and replies: "Nothing I care to discuss as of yet. Rick is supposed to be sending me something pretty soon for us to work on, so we'll see what comes of it." In another May 2012 interview, he said:
We’ve been wanting to do something for a couple of years now but we’ve not been able to get together. Either I was on tour [this appears to be in reference to Rabin accompanying his son's band, Grouplove, on tour], or Rick and Jon were on tour. I met with Rick about eight months ago in London. Rick and I get along so well [...] As musicians, we get on really well, and the same goes with Jon. The three of us are really intending on doing something but time has not been our friend.
An article in Prog magazine, issue 26, states that, "While nothing is confirmed, Rabin hopes recording will happen in 2012." This issue was published May 2012, although it appears to be based on an interview around Mar. Rabin is quoted as saying: "I haven't spent time with Rick since we had dinner in London at the end of last year. And I last saw Jon ever earlier, when he stayed with me. The problem is that all three of us have so much going on in our lives that it's been impossible to find the time to take it forward. The one thing I can tell you is that we all want to make this happen." He describes plans for the album: "What we want to end up with is an album that showcases what we're all about as individuals, but to make certain that it has an overall sound which represents this new band." He also mentions the possible involvement of Bill Bruford, which has been previously ruled out by Bruford (see below): "I know Bill Bruford's name has been mentioned, and I'd be happy to have him involved. But right now, we've approached nobody else at all. And, to be realistic, until we have our schedule mapped out, then there is no point in bringing anyone else in."
Fantastic news that AWR appears to be still on !