YES To Release New Studio Album, The Quest, In October; Details Revealed
July 7, 2021, 3 weeks ago
YES, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, will release their new studio album, The Quest, via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on October 1. Pre-orders will start from July 23.
“It is simply an honour for me to have the opportunity to bring together the band members in the development of a well-refined set of songs that capture the band’s true potential,” said Steve Howe, who produced the album. He added “Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.”
Additional percussion was provided by guest Jay Schellen who supplements YES’ live performances.
Label Manager Thomas Waber said “I am delighted to welcome YES to the label and am looking forward to seeing the reaction of the band’s fans to the new album. Being a long-time fan myself, I am really excited by the new material. Steve Howe managed to capture many of the important elements that we all love about YES!”
Containing 11 songs, 8 on the main CD with 3 extra tracks on a bonus CD, The Quest will be available on Vinyl and 5.1 Blu-ray and CD, all on the day of release.
- Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP & 2CD plus Blu-ray Box-set
- Limited Edition 2CD & Blu-ray Artbook
- Gatefold 2LP & 2CD plus LP and booklet
- 2CD Digipak
- Digital Album
Cover artwork designed and created by the band’s long term collaborator Roger Dean.
The Quest 2CD Digipak tracklisting:
"The Ice Bridge"
"Dare To Know"
"Minus The Man"
"Leave Well Alone"
"The Western Edge"
"Music To My Ears"
"A Living Island"
"Sister Sleeping Soul"
For half a century YES have been the definitive band of the progressive music genre, the band by which all others are judged. Their ground-breaking albums of the 70s set the standard for the genre and influenced countless others who followed in their wake.
The current lineup of YES was completed in 2015 when Billy Sherwood replaced founder member Chris Squire, at Squire’s insistence, as he bravely fought a losing battle with leukaemia. Since then, YES have concentrated on touring with their Album Series tours, each featuring a classic YES album in its entirety. During this period YES have released three live albums Topographic Drama - Live Across America (2017), YES50 Live (2019) and The Royal Affair Tour: Live in Las Vegas (2020).
The music of YES has endured over the years and has been handed down through generations of music lovers.