Wednesday, 26 March 2014

‘Jon Davison has brought in an interesting quality’: Chris Squire on Yes’ forthcoming Heaven and Earth

Though Jon Davison has been touring with Yes since 2012, the group’s upcoming release will be his first studio collaboration — and the singer-songwriter looks to have had a critical role.
Stalwart Chris Squire, who co-founded Yes in 1968, says Davison “has contributed very strongly to that in terms of writing, both musically and lyrically.” If fact, Squire tells Lithium that Davison “has pretty much written all the lyrics for this album.”
The Roy Thomas Baker-produced Heaven and Earth, Yes’ follow up to Fly From Here, is due on July 8, 2014 via Frontiers Records. That earlier 2011 project, with the departed Benoit David as frontman, was centered on a long-form song that grew out of left-over material from 1980′sDrama. Other than a co-writing credit on “Into the Storm,” David apparently had little input into the creative process.

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