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Friday, 4 April 2014

‘I had lots of material’: Jon Davison on the fast-paced sessions for Yes’ Heaven and Earth


Jon Davison found himself bouncing around half the planet, as Yes worked to complete its forthcoming studio effort Heaven and Earth. In fact, sessions continued right up until the group had to leave for its new tour.
Davison, who has been collaborating with Yes since 2012, began with work alongside Chris Squire, the only member to have taken part in all of the prog band’s many incarnations. That was in Phoenix. Next came a stint in Seattle with drummer Alan White. From there, Davison flew to the UK for writing sessions with guitarist Steve Howe and then travelled on to Wales for work with keyboardist Geoff Downes.
In the end, Yes had more material than could fit on the upcoming eight-track album, which Davison says will also have a special-edition bonus track.
“We all did a lot of writing on our own, especially myself,” Davison tells Prog Report. “I had lots of material. When we came together, we would try to combine the ideas, or expand the ideas. For example, Steve might have an idea and I would say: ‘Hey, let’s try this with it.’ We’d start blending things together, and expanding concepts — especially Geoff and I. We had a big prog piece but, unfortunately, we didn’t have time to finish it. So, that’ll probably be on the next album. We’ve got a bunch of extra material, too, that just didn’t make it because we had an insufficient time length for this album and things were just left undone.”

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