Trevor Rabin announces details of new solo album

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Former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin has revealed that he has completed work on his latest solo album, entitled Rio.

In an April 2020 interview with Prog about his then new career-spanning box set Changes, Rabin also told us he was working on an new solo album, and unlike his previous solo release, 2012's instrumental Jacaranda album, the new one would see a return to song-based material.

Now, as reported by Henry Potts' informative Yes - Where Are They Now? website, Rabin has engaged with fans via the Trevor Rabin Fans Facebook group, announcing that the new album is called Rio (named after Rabin's granddaughter).

"It is done, the cover is done, record company is done," Rabin revealed. "It will will be announced soon. I hope it will be enjoyed as much as I had creating it!"

In the Prog interview Rabin suggested he'd be working with several guests including Vinnie Colaiuta and was "hoping to persuade Rick Wakeman", with whom he last worked in with in Yes featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman, to join him for a track or two. 

You can view the new album artwork below.

Trevor Rabin

(Image credit: Trevor Rabin)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.