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Yes: Relayer

Post-Tales... milestone gets the shine’n’polish it deserves.

With 2003’s digital remaster (read: right old fiddle about) going down like a cup of cold sick, Panegyric Records have done something special for Relayer’s 40th birthday and sent it for a sonic spa treatment with prog’s holy guardian, Steven Wilson.

Taken from original masters and remixed in 5.1 surround sound, Yes’s mighty seventh LP finally gets a sympathetic spruce-up, including some bumper sleevenotes and restored Roger Dean artwork. Nothing added or taken away this time. What a relief.

Jo is a journalist, podcaster, event host and music industry lecturer with 23 years in music magazines since joining Kerrang! as office manager in 1999. But before that Jo had 10 years as a London-based gig promoter and DJ, also working in various vintage record shops and for the UK arm of the Sub Pop label as a warehouse and press assistant. Jo's had tea with Robert Fripp, touched Ian Anderson's favourite flute (!), asked Suzi Quatro what one wears under a leather catsuit, and invented several ridiculous editorial ideas such as the regular celebrity cooking column for Prog, Supper's Ready. After being Deputy Editor for Prog for five years and Managing Editor of Classic Rock for three, Jo is now Associate Editor of Prog, where she's been since its inception in 2009, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock. She continues to spread the experimental and psychedelic music-based word amid unsuspecting students at BIMM Institute London, hoping to inspire the next gen of rock, metal, prog and indie creators and appreciators.