YES, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, will release their new studio album THE QUEST on InsideOutMusic/SonyMusic on October 1.
Containing 11 songs, 8 on the main CD with 3 extra tracks on a bonus CD, THE QUEST will also be available on Vinyl and 5.1 Blu-ray and CD deluxe editions, all on the day of release. The track listing is below.
“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!”
THE QUEST – 2CD Digipak track listing:
01. The Ice Bridge 7.01
02. Dare To Know 6.00
03. Minus The Man 5.35
04. Leave Well Alone 8.06
05. The Western Edge 4.26
06. Future Memories 5.08
07. Music To My Ears 4.41
08. A Living Island 6.52
01. Sister Sleeping Soul 4.51
02. Mystery Tour 3.33
03. Damaged World 5.20
Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP & 2CD plus Blu-ray Box-set
Limited Edition 2CD & Blu-ray Artbook
Gatefold 2LP & 2CD plus LP and booklet
Pre-order begins July 23
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 line-up 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), Yes Live 50 (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.
Coming up this weekend, our first SK&F shows of 2021… woohoo!
Been playin’ lots at the barn and enjoying the summer gardens.
We sure look forward to seeing you soon, live and in-person!
🎶 Check out SK at rehearsals…
Steve Kimock & Friends // Evangeline // Summer 2021
New SKF Summer Shows
Excited to announce 2 more shows close to home…
Sept 9 Concerts on the Green @ Suneagles Golf Club – Eatontown, NJ BUY TICKETS
🎟 Pre-sale starts TODAY with limited, fan club tickets on sale HERE
Steve Kimock & Friends features Steve Kimock on guitars, lap & pedal steel, Billy Goodman (Goodman Brothers) on vocals, slide guitar, John Morgan Kimock on drums, Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Billy Idol) on bass, Mike Borowski on keys and more!
“It’s one of the craziest shows I’ve seen, absolute 🔥from start to finish. This was the first show back (to Colorado) since the STFU gig in 2004. I was setup behind Steve’s amps sitting in a chair hiding behind my audio rack where nobody could see me, it was weird and loud, I loved it. The 30 minute It’s Up To You is the best one played with this lineup, Steve is just killin’ it and it’s not even the highlight of the show.”
~ Charlie Miller, SKB Archivist
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Goodman Brothers in PA circa 1975 before they headed to California
Steve (second from left), Frank Goodman (center), then Billy Goodman
SUMMER SHOW DATES
JULY 10 SK&F @ Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJBUY TICKETS AUG 6 Everyone’s Dead @ Ardmore Music Hall BUY TICKETS AUG 7 SK&F @ Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA BUY TICKETS
SEPT 9 SK&F @ Concerts on the Green – Eatontown, NJ BUY TICKETS SEPT 10 SK&F @ Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA BUY TICKETS
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY 2021 Archival Album Series
The Spark That Bled: Tour ’05 (Live)
Nine Improvisations: Tour ’05 (Live)
Speak No Evil: Europe ’06 (Live)
Winterwood Revealed (Live Vipers & Studio Doves)
Lil Tae Rides Again (Expanded Edition)
During the lockdown last year, Reed Mathis had lots of time on his hands. Setting an intention to use the downtime wisely, he decided to visit his storage space filled with countless recordings, photos and miscellaneous ephemera from his years and years of touring and recording with underground jazz experimentalists, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.
In Reed’s own words: “What I found in there astonished me.”
From those materials Reed uncovered, he’d assemble six releases worth of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey music, as well as, creating a documentary short film chronicling his time with the band.
Those six archival recordings are now available for download and streaming everywhere you listen to music, while ‘Winterwood’—Reed’s final studio album with the band that went unreleased due to his leaving the group prior to completing its mixing—will also be released this August on double-LP vinyl and is available for pre-order now.
JFJO toured the U.S. many times over, while playing some of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe and beyond, developing a devoted audience. And yet for whatever reason, they never experienced the success many would argue they deserved for creating such fiercely original and groundbreaking music. The trio has been on hiatus for several years and it’s uncertain if we’ll ever see them perform together again. We’re certainly not crazy enough to think these six albums are going to lead to a widespread rediscovery, but if it can turn on a clutch of new heads who dare to dive into their ecstatic, visceral, purely vibrational sound, while delighting the old school fans who already know the magic they were capable of summoning, well then, we’ve done our job.
ROYAL POTATO FAMILY Assorted New Goodies to Hear, Watch & Read
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has released his first new solo album in ten years, the highly anticipated ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records). Get it here.
To celebrate the record’s arrival, OZZY made history by launching the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event ever across 50 cities worldwide on Thursday, February 20. Fans heard the record before anyone and were the first to choose from a collection of exclusive OZZY-inspired tattoo designs.
Today,OZZY returns to the world-famous Amoeba Records (where he last hosted an in-store in June 2010) in Hollywood, CA at 5:00pm. To attend, purchase ORDINARY MAN (available on CD, LP or picture disc) in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on February 21.
Additionally, OZZY today unveils the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes with the release. In the U.S. only, all physical copies of the album (CD, vinyl, cassette, and pre-saves) are bundled with a unique code. Beginning today, fans may enter their codes at ordinarymansweepstakes.com to redeem for once-in-a-lifetime OZZY prizes. The prizes range from a trip for two to Los Angeles to have dinner with OZZY and Sharon Osbourne, a signed guitar, a Blizzard of Ozz platinum plaque, See You on the Other Side Box Set, and more.
ORDINARY MAN was preceded by a trio of new OZZY classics. Epic rocker and first single “Under The Graveyard” tallied over 15 million streams and 5.3 million YouTube views on the music video. Premiered just last month, the title track and cinematic ballad “Ordinary Man” [feat. Elton John] eclipsed 7 million streams. Meanwhile, the metallic burner “Straight To Hell” [feat. Slash] scored 6.9 million streams and 4.2 million YouTube views on the music video.
Shared as the latest single last night, the album reunites OZZY with Post Malone on the thrashed-out ripper “It’s A Raid.” From the harmonica-driven devilish blues metal stomper “Eat Me” to the ominous and otherworldly trip “Scary Little Green Men” and the poetic choir-backed confessional “Holy For Tonight,” ORDINARY MAN represents every side of one of the most influential, insurgent, and impactful icons of all-time.
Experience ORDINARY MAN now.
ORDINARY MAN marks OSBOURNE‘s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, ORDINARY MAN, features a who’s-who of OZZY friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello. Get the album here.
PLAIN WHITE T’S SET TO RELEASE EXPANDED 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF
ALL THAT WE NEEDED
FEATURING FIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ACOUSTIC TRACKS
OUT APRIL 10TH FROM CRAFT RECORDINGS AND AVAILABILE TO PRE-ORDER TODAY (4/2)
ALL-NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “HEY THERE DELILAH” OUT NOW
The band are also confirmed to appear as guests on the premiere episode of
ABC’s highly anticipated The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart on April 13th
Click here to watch the “Hey There Delilah” lyric video
Los Angeles, CA (April 2, 2020) – Craft Recordings announces the release of an expanded edition of Plain White T’s’ acclaimed 2005 album, All That We Needed. This special 15th-anniversary digital reissue includes five previously unreleased live acoustic renditions of songs from the album, including “Hey There Delilah,” “Revenge,” “Breakdown,” “Take Me Away,” and “All That We Needed.” Currently available for pre-save, All That We Needed will be available across all major streaming and digital platforms on April 10th. As an early treat, the band have dropped an all-new lyric video for their No.1 hit single, “Hey There Delilah,” available now on YouTube. In recent weeks, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated single has been embraced by a new generation of listeners, who have been putting their own, timely twist on the song, and offering some much-needed smiles, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On the heels of their reissue, Plain White T’s will also appear as guests on ABC’s newest addition to the hit Bachelor franchise, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart. Fans can catch their episode on Monday, April 13th at 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST on ABC.
The third studio album from Plain White T’s, All That We Needed, was the Chicago quintet’s breakthrough, and included the original recording of their legendary hit song, “Hey There Delilah.” All That We Needed also marked the first Plain White T’s album to feature the band’s current line-up of singer Tom Higgenson, lead guitarist Tim Lopez, rhythm guitarist Dave Tirio, bassist Mike Retondo, and drummer De’Mar Hamilton. For their sophomore effort with Fearless Records, the group turned to producers Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Usher) and Loren Israel (Jimmy Eat World, Less Than Jake, Sugarcult), who helped the band concoct a collection of infectious songs. Leaning further into power-pop territory, All That We Needed found the five-piece exploring new sonic textures, and expanding beyond their emo and pop-punk roots.
Upon its release in January of 2005, All That We Needed garnered acclaim from outlets like AllMusic, who praised that its songs recalled, “Great lost bands like the Producers, the Ravyns, and the Romantics.” The album’s standout track, “Hey There Delilah,” was released as the album’s third single in May 2006. As it picked up steam, the band re-recorded the track, augmenting the ballad with a string section from cellist Eric Remschneider. The single swiftly rose up the charts – peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Globally, the song hit No.1 in Canada, No.2 in the UK, and entered the Top Ten in territories around the world. Bolstered by the single, All That We Needed was certified Gold by the RIAA.
“Hey There Delilah” – which has since gone on to sell over four million copies in the US alone – was named one of the “10 Best Songs of 2007” by Time magazine, and one of the “100 Greatest Songs of the ’00s” by VH1. In 2008, the single was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards (Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal).
Since then, Plain White T’s have continued to amass an enduring, engaging, and enigmatic catalog, including unshakable anthems such as the double-platinum “1,2,3,4” and the platinum “Rhythm of Love.” Along the way, the five-piece have logged countless miles on the road in front of sold-out crowds in nearly every corner of the globe, while in 2018, they released their eighth studio album, Parallel Universe.
Most recently, the band had been gearing up for an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, set to kick off at the end of March. Following suit with numerous acts around the world, the group cancelled those dates, in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, while their forthcoming appearances in the US have been postponed. In the meantime, the band has been taking to socials for performances and live chats, taking the opportunity to connect with fans from home. Follow along at @plainwhitets for more live stream events, coming soon.
Click here to watch the “Hey There Delilah” lyric video
Tracklist – All That We Needed (15th Anniversary Edition):
1. All That We Needed
3. Take Me Away
4. My Only One
5. Sad Story
7. What More Do You Want?
8. Lazy Day Afternoon
10. Sing My Best
12. Last Call
13. Hey There Delilah
14. Take Me Away (Live Acoustic)
15. Breakdown (Live Acoustic)
16. Revenge (Live Acoustic)
17. All That We Needed (Live Acoustic)
18. Hey There Delilah (Live Acoustic)
About Fearless Records:
Fearless Records has been one of the world’s leading independent rock labels for most of its nearly three decades existence. The label initially became known for launching the careers of respected acts such as At The Drive-In, Portugal. The Man, The Aquabats, Sugarcult, and Motionless in White. Fearless also achieved breakout success with the Plain White T’s, whose worldwide hit “Hey There Delilah” has been RIAA-certified six times Platinum. The label also took electro-rock act Breathe Carolina from developing band to Platinum status with their Top 40 single “Blackout.” Fearless has since built a global following of dedicated music fans by developing a roster of some of the genre’s most respected and successful acts, and in May 2018, officially took on legacy lock label Razor & Tie as an imprint. Current artists include RIAA-certified Gold artists Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, Starset, All That Remains and The Pretty Reckless, along with two-time GRAMMY®-nominated acts Underoath and August Burns Red. Up-and-coming artists include I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, Set It Off, ICE NINE KILLS, Wage War, Movements, The Plot In You, Grayscale and many more. The label is widely known for creating the popular “Punk Goes” albums, an alternative compilation series that has sold over 1 million albums and 6 million singles. The series has featured such notable acts as All Time Low, A Day to Remember, Rise Against, The All-American Rejects, Thrice and Taking Back Sunday. Fearless Records is a part of Concord Music.
About Craft Recordings:
Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most prestigious collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its rich and storied repertoire includes legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Traveling Wilburys, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Concord, Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft Recordings is the catalog label team for Concord Recorded Music. For more info, visit CraftRecordings.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,YouTube, and Spotify.
Wolf Bros performing Corrina at Chicago Theatre March 11 2020 last show before Covid19 lockdown
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