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Yes celebrate new chapter

Yes veteran Chris Squire has described 20th studio album Heaven & Earth as a "new chapter" in the band's history.

Speaking in the promotional video below, where each member has their say, the bassist points to the addition of frontman Jon Davison as a key element in their continuing creative development.

Squire says: “Working with Jon for the first time as a writer makes it another chapter in Yes’ history of various people being in the band, leaving and new ones coming in. It makes it exciting.”

Guitarist Steve Howe adds: “Every album’s different – different time, different sensibility, and maybe a different mood too, which comes through in the music. Jon’s a very fine musician.”

Davison comments: “Ever since I joined the band I’ve been preparing for this album. It’s so neat to hear the band take on what I’ve offered, interpret it differently and add their own flavours.”

Heaven & Earth is on sale now via Frontiers Records.

Meanwhile, Eagle Rock have confirmed the release of Yes’ 35th anniversary concert, Songs From Tsongas, on 2DVD, 3CD, Blu-ray and digital formats, on September 23. it includes 70 minutes of footage that’s never previously been available. More details will be offered in due course.

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.