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    New Album recording “well advanced”

    Surprised to log into Henry’s site today to see that the new album is already in the recording stages, with Paul K. Joyce again doing orchestrations. Any word on what the material features (i.e a new epic, any old material revisited, etc.)? Glad to see the band making an effort to keep the momentum going even though the pandemic really brought that to a halt and forced their hand to focus on studio work.

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    https://www.thenewyesfans.com/forum/...-the-new-album

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      #3
      we can talk about it here there and everywhere we are getting MORE NEW YES MUSIC!

      this is not a drill people

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        #4
        I would like to hear from the band on this to get more confirmation as well, I would love to hear a sequel to the Quest hopefully something that takes a little more of a rockier edge, as much as I love the Quest for its consistency. More Yes music, more often please to everyone in the band!
        The Definitive YES Albums

        -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
        -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
        -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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          #5
          I figure the Quest wont be fully promoted live until next year now alongside Relayer, maybe a couple of tracks in the UK in 2022. Perhaps there will also be another new album to promote by 2023 as well? I would love that for the band!
          The Definitive YES Albums

          -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
          -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
          -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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            #6
            Do we know, by which I mean 'does Henry know', if they've been meeting up to rehearse for the UK dates, since they might take advantage of that to throw new ideas around? Whilst I'm sure much of the writing and arranging will be carried out via file-sharing, and therefore remotely, I can't help but feel it would be to the music's, and the album's, advantage to all be in the same room playing together.
            Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
            Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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              #7
              As far as we know:

              Juano in UK, singin' with Lodge soon. (For Ukraine)
              Alan has just come outta hospital in US
              Geoff is enjoyin' UK football from Wales
              Billy is on the Cruise to the Edge in US
              Steve is ?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                As far as we know:

                Juano in UK, singin' with Lodge soon. (For Ukraine)
                Alan has just come outta hospital in US
                Geoff is enjoyin' UK football from Wales
                Billy is on the Cruise to the Edge in US
                Steve is ?
                Probably down on the farm in the wilds of Devon.
                Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                  #9
                  I would say that the producer should hide the guitar player’s vocal mic, but I’m not quite sure how that would be possible here.
                  “Well ain’t life grand when you finally hit it?”-David Lee Roth

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Frumious B View Post
                    I would say that the producer should hide the guitar player’s vocal mic, but I’m not quite sure how that would be possible here.
                    That’s a strange one. You think Davison is too shrill and Howe’s tone certainly ameliorates that. The problem for me (I generally like his complementary singing) is that often it seems to be Davison complementing Howe’s guide or lead vocal. Which means limiting the span to Howe’s range. Which seems a waste.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Chris2210 View Post

                      That’s a strange one. You think Davison is too shrill and Howe’s tone certainly ameliorates that. The problem for me (I generally like his complementary singing) is that often it seems to be Davison complementing Howe’s guide or lead vocal. Which means limiting the span to Howe’s range. Which seems a waste.
                      You can tame that shrillness quite easily by double tracking Davison’s vocals Ozzy style like they did on “The Ice Bridge” without that freaking weird, slightly dissonant sound of Howe doubling the vocals. Although to me Yes vocals don’t really sound like Yes vocals unless you’ve got that Beatles/Beach Boys/Byrds/Simon & Garfunkel influenced harmony attack. The only track on The Quest that extensively features anything really along those lines is “The Western Edge” which is probably why I rate it as the album’s only keeper. So I guess I would want more Sherwood singing in the “Squire” role with Howe in his traditional “third background singer” slot.


                      “Well ain’t life grand when you finally hit it?”-David Lee Roth

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Frumious B View Post

                        You can tame that shrillness quite easily by double tracking Davison’s vocals Ozzy style like they did on “The Ice Bridge” without that freaking weird, slightly dissonant sound of Howe doubling the vocals. Although to me Yes vocals don’t really sound like Yes vocals unless you’ve got that Beatles/Beach Boys/Byrds/Simon & Garfunkel influenced harmony attack. The only track on The Quest that extensively features anything really along those lines is “The Western Edge” which is probably why I rate it as the album’s only keeper. So I guess I would want more Sherwood singing in the “Squire” role with Howe in his traditional “third background singer” slot.

                        They could easily hire two or three backing singers for recording to add some weight and depth to the vocals. Arranging harmony parts was always Fish's thing, given his chorister background. If they're using an orchestra, I've no doubt the chap doing the orchestrations could help out there. They don't have to muddle through it all themselves...
                        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Frumious B View Post

                          You can tame that shrillness quite easily by double tracking Davison’s vocals Ozzy style like they did on “The Ice Bridge” without that freaking weird, slightly dissonant sound of Howe doubling the vocals. Although to me Yes vocals don’t really sound like Yes vocals unless you’ve got that Beatles/Beach Boys/Byrds/Simon & Garfunkel influenced harmony attack. The only track on The Quest that extensively features anything really along those lines is “The Western Edge” which is probably why I rate it as the album’s only keeper. So I guess I would want more Sherwood singing in the “Squire” role with Howe in his traditional “third background singer” slot.

                          From a Page has that sort of fine vocal harmony for my money.

                          I think Yes were at their best vocally when Rabin was in the band. Shame about his lyrics. And his guitar. And his writing. OK - I do think he wrote some decent pop songs. Better than Sherwood on that front.

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                            #14
                            The Dowe Index ( Davison and Howe close harmony singin') works for me. Hypnotic. Billy could be more employed to make it 3 part though. As well as Chris Braide. 😉

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                              #15
                              I agree, I love the singing on Dare To Know.

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