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"Olias" Hybrid SACD Release

Audio Fidelty are releasing Jon's critically acclaimed 1976 debut solo album 'Olias Of Sunhillow' on a limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD on January 21, 2014. Jon Anderson's 'Olias Of Sunhillow' was released in the summer of 1976 and is one of his most acclaimed solo works. It's one of five solo albums released by members of YES around that time and one of the most successful of those solo efforts, reaching No. 8 in the UK charts and breaking into the US Top 50.


To purchase Jon Anderson 'Olias Of Sunhillow' Hybrid SACD:

http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/jon-anderson-olias-sunhillow


For a 20% discount, enter the following discount code at checkout: ranyart1

Winners!

Congratulations to the four lucky winners of a copy of the "Olias Of Sunhillow" Hybrid SACD, who correctly answered the question:


"Which two songs from 'Olias' does Jon perform in his solo show?".


The winners are:


Chris Nogiec
Jim Lumley
Kenny Inglima
Mike Thompson

Now is the Time and the Word is... 'Theatrical Agent'

09/27/2013 - This from Jon:

I'm searching for an experienced and knowledgeable Theatrical Agent to help me realize my dreams. I’ve written Musicals, Children's Musicals, Dance Theatre and other works over the years and it's time for them to be seen and heard. I need a fellow dreamer who can be honest with me, and help guide me to the people who can help see these wonderful projects to fruition.


love and 'light'
Jon

If you are interested and qualified, please forward your information to: jon.anderson.webmaster@gmail.com

Cruise With Jon


Jon will participate in the "Progressive Nation at Sea 2014" cruise, which will set sea from Miami, FL on Feb. 18th to the 22nd. The cruise will feature performances, panels & workshops with Jon and a number of other artists. Get more information at http://www.progressivenationatsea.com/.

Jon to Guest Star in "RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT" in Las Vegas – Sept. 20-24

08/15/2013 - Jon will appear with the all-star cast of "RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, the Ultimate Classic Rock Concert Experience", performing five shows in Las Vegas from Sept. 20 – 24. The show which takes audiences on a magical musical journey, traversing the genre’s history from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.


For more tickets & information, visit www.raidingtherockvault.com


Watch Jon at the VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards 2013

08/14/2013 - Jon will be presented with the "VOICE OF PROGRESSIVE MUSIC" Award at the fourth annual VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards, to be held Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


Also being honored are Carl Palmer, Zakk Wylde, and new artist Laura Wilde. The show will feature performances by Queensryche, Slaughter, Vince Neil, Laura Wilde, Carl Palmer, Jordan Rudess, Rudy Sarzo, among others.


Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster.


If you can't attend the awards in person, there are a limited number of tickets available to stream the show online.

Manchester Video Request

06/06/2013 - Jon has a special request for all who are attending his August 4th show in Manchester, UK:

OK peeps, the show in Manchester is unique... it's in the round. So please feel free to record video of parts or all of the songs on your cell phones or cameras. As many of you as can, please do it. This will make for a unique filming experience. And for the peeps whose videos we choose to use, you will all receive your own final copy after it's edited together - and a painting from me - to commemorate this event. After the show, please send your videos to: inyth.media@gmail.com Have fun... Jon

Check the Tour page for show info.

Peter Banks

03/12/2013 - Jon is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of original YES guitarist Peter Banks. He has issued this statement:


I was watching the BBC footage just last month, and we spoke about those wonderful times. Peter was a unique guitar player and a kind soul. I will miss him.

I feel very lucky to have spoken with him over the past year. Even though he was very sick, he would chat away about music and laugh about the journey we have all been on.

He will be missed...

Jon

Jon Anderson - Race To the End


Check out the video by Victor Cristean for Jon's new tribute to the Olympics, "Race To The End":


Anderson / Wakeman Live CD

Anderson/Wakeman The Living Tree In Concert Part One

11/14/2011 - London, UK - As a follow-up to their critically acclaimed CD 'The Living Tree' from 2010, YES legends Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman prepare to release 'Anderson / Wakeman - The Living Tree In Concert Part One' on Gonzo Multimedia on November 28th. The CD was recorded during the duo's British tour in 2010 and comes housed in a sleeve design by Mark Wilkinson who was also responsible for the design of the artwork for 'The Living Tree'.

Having worked together on and off since 1971's groundbreaking YES masterwork 'Fragile', Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman have traveled similar musical paths that have eventually and happily led their careers back together again. The duo began performing live together in the UK in 2006 playing both classics from the YES catalogue and selected tracks from the pair's individual solo releases. In 2009 Anderson and Wakeman recorded the highly anticipated album 'The Living Tree' which garnered rave reviews worldwide. In 2010 it was announced that Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman were to tour together once more at the end of the year. The wildly successful tour featured material from their time with YES, but more importantly material from the duo's new CD 'The Living Tree'. A collection of live highlights from the tour were compiled and overseen by Jon and Rick for the upcoming release 'Anderson / Wakeman - The Living Tree In Concert Part One'.

"The live recordings have a unique feel, the way we perform the show, it's as though all the songs 'old and new' were written just a few months ago, all very timeless," says Jon. "For many years Jon and I have felt it was really important to record all we do," adds Rick, "whether for general release or just personal purposes, the decision being very much that of quality. We were so happy with the way that the live music was happening that we felt this was a must to record and put out a mixture of the music, both old and new, as a record of where we are at, at this moment, and also perhaps giving a hint as to where we can go on to. Music for us is progressive in all genres, and this album is yet another stepping stone in that quest."

Anderson / Wakeman

Tracks include:

  • And You & I
  • Living Tree (Part 1)
  • Morning Star
  • Long Distance Runaround
  • The Garden
  • Living Tree (Part 2)
  • Time and a Word
  • Just One Man
  • 23/24/11
  • Southside of the Sky
  • House of Freedom
  • The Meeting


Here's what the press are raving about the Anderson / Wakeman North American tour:

"Anderson and Wakeman not only proved that they make a vibrant twosome, but also it's possible to reinvent YES classics without sacrificing any of the towering ambiance. Anderson's earnest songwriting combined with Wakeman's virtuosic vision on the keyboard/synthesizer made for a night of beautiful music." David Hens - Examiner, Buffalo

"Anderson and Wakeman were the heart and soul of YES, and as much as I hate to say it, they seem to be better off without their former band mates. If you do have a chance to see them, you will not be disappointed, the duo's incredible version of 'Awaken', that they end their regular set with, is worth the price of the admission alone." Thom Jennings - Backstage Axxess

"This was an intimate concert, not an arena spectacle, and it underscored just how strong these great YES songs are when stripped of their musical excesses." Greg Haymes, Times Union, Albany

"Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman aren't YES. But the two musicians are certainly a major factor in that band's best work. And in YES-land, Anderson and Wakeman certainly beat out the other live music options currently on display." Jeff Miers - Buffalo News"

To purchase 'Anderson / Wakeman - The Living Tree In Concert Part One' ahead of its release date: www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk or www.voiceprint.co.uk

Open Doors Will Always Open Hearts... OPEN – The New Opus By Jon Anderson

10/25/2011 – Much to the excitement of music fans across the globe, on October 25, 2011 legendary YES vocalist Jon Anderson will release as a digital download an epic musical work entitled "OPEN." A return to the long-form composition that Jon Anderson is best known for, ("Close To The Edge", "Gates of Delirium", "Revealing" and "Awaken"), OPEN is a 21-minute exhilarating musical journey; a pioneering effort that weaves intricate melodic and harmonic themes within a classical music framework whilst showcasing Anderson's iconic vocals and timeless melodies throughout. In many ways OPEN is a return to Jon Anderson's musical roots, as YES music continually flows through his veins, making it only natural to revisit now and again. Coupled with wonderful orchestration by his neighbor and good friend Stefan Podell, messages of peace, love, light and freedom are further explored within OPEN, making listening an uplifting and joyous experience!


"'Forever taken to that place of understanding,' are the first lyrics of 'OPEN', as though I am always remembering my true musical journey. To create this work, I sat with my 19th Century guitar and strummed ideas last spring 2010. Songs just poured out of me that week, and before I knew it I had created a long form musical idea, and with the help of Stefan Podell's powerful orchestration, we put together what is now 'OPEN.'


It has 4 movements all intertwined, and seems to have a life of its own. For those who love this kind of music, I feel so happy to present it as one of many I hope to create over the coming years. My love 'Janee' has helped in production with her unique musical observations and her angel voice. I am so happy and thankful... Many Blessings." Jon Anderson - October 2011


In other news, Jon Anderson is currently on tour in the US and Canada with fellow former YES member Rick Wakeman. The legendary duo performed a series of successful concerts in the UK in 2010 in support of their critically acclaimed CD release 'The Living Tree', and have now brought their highly anticipated show to America! In December 2011 Jon will be performing select solo concerts in South America. Go to www.jonanderson.com/tour.html for more information. Lastly, Jon Anderson's latest CD release 'Survival & Other Stories' has been garnering rave reviews worldwide by critics and fans alike. You can purchase the CD at Amazon.com.


Jon Anderson's OPEN is available as a digital download on October, 25, 2011 and can be obtained via iTunes.


Survival & Other Stories

"About four years ago I just put in an ad on my website: 'Musicians Wanted'... this is the result." - Jon Anderson


Click below to hear "Unbroken Spirit" from "Survival & other Stories".

Forever



"Survival & Other Stories" is currently for sale on Jon's tour dates, and can be pre-ordered from Gonzo Multimedia prior to the June 6 release date.

Anderson/Wakeman:
"The Living Tree"

Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman have collaborated on "The Living Tree", the duo's debut studio release featuring nine tracks of original material. Titles include The Living Tree (Parts1&2), Morning Star, Anyway and Always, Forever and Just One Man. Details and ordering information can be found at the Voiceprint website. You can also download The Living Tree on Amazon.com.

Click below to view a video for Forever from "The Living Tree":

Forever