Jon Anderson Finishing Album He Started 27 Years Ago
Yes singer Jon Anderson is preparing to release a solo album he started 27 years ago. Anderson, who now fronts the two-year-old lineup of the band featuring Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, said he'd also explain why it took nearly three decades to complete the project.
“The new year promises to be musically exciting as ever, I will be finishing an album I started 27 years ago,” he wrote on Facebook. “Why did it take so many years? Well, there is crazy funny story that I will tell in the liner notes of the album. The album will be called 1,000 Hands … simply because of all the wonderful musicians and singers who performed on it. I hope to have it ready this spring, fingers crossed.”
In the same post, he confirmed that his wife Janee had been declared cancer-free after a recent health battle. “Thank you for these wonderful words of love," he wrote. "Janee is overwhelmed as I am at the response. She deeply deeply says thank you, thank you for all the prayers and kind thoughts.”
Turning to his plans for Yes – with the original band marking its 50th anniversary this year – Anderson said said that they are "dreaming big all the time, so happy with the concerts we have done around the world over the past two years, and the next couple of years we hope to eclipse everything we have ever done, 'dreaming big' as usual. There is no barriers to creating music, the doors are wide open, the new sounds of the cosmos are here and now, the soul is the conduit to music, it is a reflection of all beings, for the soul is music. That's why we all connect through music.”
Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman’s next scheduled tour dates take place in the U.S. between Sept. 15 and Oct. 14.