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YES recently announced they will release their new studio album The Quest on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on 1st October 2021.

The album was produced by Steve Howe. 

“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,” said Steve. 

The Quest was recorded across the globe. The sessions took place in the UK with Steve Howe, Geoff Downes & Jon Davison, while Alan White & Billy Sherwood got together in the studio in the US. “Billy Sherwood and myself did all the rhythm sections, bass and drum, in America,” says Alan White, “down in Los Angeles at Uncle Studios, where he works a lot. It helps when you’ve got a good place to work,” Alan laughs, “and Billy’s really good on the recording desk, so we got things down relatively quickly. I spent quite a while studying the music before I went down to LA so I was prepared.”

Alan White comments: “I’m extremely proud to be a part of this music and believe the video graphics are outstanding. A collaboration of many talents coming together to produce ‘The Ice Bridge’. I hope our fans/audiences will appreciate the creativity put forward. I’m pleased to share it with the world and hope everyone will enjoy the ride.”

Steve Howe adds: “‘The Ice Bridge’ opens the album in the dark and moody key of C minor, aided by the orchestra. The rolling bass part kicks things into gear as the vocals and guitars start a winding journey through the various structures till the breakdown happens, where ice breaking is heard.”

Jon Davison was working with Geoff Downes on The Ice Bridge (Davison/Downes), looking at the dangers of climate change. He explained how he sets about collaborating with his band mates.

“Usually what happens is each member is left to write their respective parts and put their stamp on things. Geoff sent me a selection of exciting and often gorgeous snippets he had created and made it clear that he wished I experiment freely and develop as needed. This in turn gave me the confidence to take on the vocal role – lyrics, vocal melody and harmony, how the vocals are presented and uniquely phrased – but all the while striving to stay faithful to Geoff’s initial ideas.”

“Jon’s vocals are fantastic,” adds Geoff Downes, “he’s really come into his own as a YES vocalist. This time he’s started to get the writing side together and working with the other musicians has been developmental for him. I think he’s hit a rich seam on this one.”

The Quest is also now available for pre-order on various formats, including a Limited Deluxe Box-Set that features a Gatefold 180g 2LP on exclusive coloured vinyl, 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak (featuring 5.1 mix & backing tracks), 36-page perfect bound booklet, enamel pin badge, 60x90cm poster, slipmat & hand-numbered certificate of authenticity, all house in a rigid lift-off box. 

YES - The Ice Bridge

CD1

  1. The Ice Bridge 7.01
  2. Dare To Know 6.00
  3. Minus The Man 5.35
  4. Leave Well Alone 8.06
  5. The Western Edge 4.26
  6. Future Memories 5.08
  7. Music To My Ears 4.41
  8. A Living Island 6.52

CD2

  1. Sister Sleeping Soul 4.51
  2. Mystery Tour 3.33
  3. Damaged World 5.20

The Album Series Tour 2022

The Album Series 2022 Tour Dates:

DateVenueTickets
Thursday 12 May, 2022Campo Pequeno – Lisbon, PortugalTICKETS
Friday 13 May, 2022Sala Riviera – Madrid, SpainTICKETS
Saturday 14 May, 2022Razzmatazz – Barcelona, SpainTICKETS
Monday 16 May, 2022Teatro Dal Verme – Milan, ItalyTICKETS
Tuesday 17 May, 2022Teatro della Conciliazione – Rome, ItalyTICKETS
Wednesday 18 May, 2022Gran Teatro Geox – Padova, ItalyTICKETS
Friday 20 May, 2022Kongresshaus – Zurich, SwitzerlandTICKETS
Sunday 22 May, 2022Forum Karlin – Prague, Czech RepublicTICKETS
Monday 23 May, 2022Arena – Vienna, AustriaTICKETS
Tuesday 24 May, 2022Steintor-Varieté – Halle (Saale), GermanyTICKETS
Thursday 26 May, 2022Admiralspalast – Berlin, GermanyTICKETS
Friday 27 May, 2022Stodola – Warsaw, PolandTICKETS
Saturday 28 May, 2022Narodow Forum Muzyki – Wrocław, PolandTICKETS
Monday 30 May, 2022Alexela Concert Hall – Tallinn, EstoniaTICKETS
Tuesday 31 May, 2022Kulttuuritalo – Helsinki, FinlandTICKETS
Thursday 2 June, 2022Cirkus – Stockholm, SwedenTICKETS
Friday 3 June, 2022Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NorwayTICKETS
Saturday 4 June, 2022Kulturværftet – Helsingør, DenmarkTICKETS
Monday 6 June, 2022Train – Aarhus, DenmarkTICKETS
Wednesday 8 June, 2022Red Box – Mönchengladbach, GermanyTICKETS
Thursday 9 June, 2022TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, NetherlandsTICKETS
Saturday 11 June, 2022Het Depot – Leuven, BelgiumTICKETS
Monday 13 June, 2022Salle Pleyel – Paris, FranceTICKETS
Wednesday, 15 June 2022Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, UKTICKETS
Friday, 17 June 2022Bridgewater Hall – Manchester, UKTICKETS
Saturday, 18 June 2022Royal concert Hall – Nottingham, UKTICKETS
Monday, 20 June 2022Philharmonic Hall – Liverpool, UKTICKETS
Tuesday, 21 June 2022Royal Albert Hall – London, UKTICKETS
Wednesday, 22 June 2022Barbican – York, UKTICKETS
Friday, 24 June 2022Symphony Hall – Birmingham, UKTICKETS
Sunday, 26 June 2022City Hall – Newcastle, UKTICKETS
Tuesday 28 June, 2022Vicar Street – Dublin, IrelandTICKETS
Wednesday 29 June, 2022Cork Opera House – Cork, IrelandTICKETS


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