FLY FROM HERE – RETURN TRIP

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Fly From Here - Return Trip

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Fly From Here – Return Trip

Return Trip’ is a 2018 remix and remaster of Fly from Here with new vocals from Trevor Horn throughout, Fly from Here was YES’ twentieth studio album. Their first studio album since Magnification (2001). The ‘Fly From Here lineup’ of David, Downes, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Alan White was produced by Trevor Horn, who was the singer on Drama, and who had previously produced 90125 (1983) and a few tracks on Big Generator (1987).

The album originated from a conversation between producer Trevor Horn and YES bassist Chris Squire, who re-discovered the song ‘Fly From Here’ from the ‘Drama’ sessions and realized that it had never been recorded in a studio. “Chris and I were talking one evening about the song ‘Fly From Here’ that we never recorded,” explained Horn. “I said I was prepared to spend two weeks with YES recording that song. When I arrived in America to record it, I was taken prisoner by the band and only allowed my freedom again in return for producing the whole album. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse!”

The first recording sessions took place between October 3 – November 12, 2010 at SARM West Coast Studios in Los Angeles, before resuming in the first week of January 2011.

Artist Roger Dean, whose dreamy, other-worldly scenes have adorned many YES album covers, linked up with the band again for ‘Fly From Here’. His design for the cover was a painting he started in 1970 that had remained uncompleted.

‘Fly From Here – Return Trip’ features a re-imagined work by Roger Dean as it’s cover.

Personnel

Chris Squire

Chris Squire
Bass, Vocals
Steve Howe

Steve Howe
Guitar, Vocals

Alan White

Alan White
Percussion
Geoff Downes

Geoff Downes
Keyboards
Trevor Horn

Trevor Horn
Vocals

Fly From Here - Return Trip

“We would like to thank Trevor for all the time & work he has put in to create the reinvention of our Fly From Here album.

Trevor wrote a lot of songs for the album and now he’s taken the bold step to sing all the lead vocals himself. These songs have always meant a lot to him & us. Now they exist with the main lyricist putting them across with his own personal touch. As well as the new lead vocals, Geoff and I added a few more parts where required and the new mix saw the project get a further level of perfectionism.

The bonus unreleased song of mine gets its debut, featuring one of Chris’s typical fine bass parts.

Thanks so much Trevor!”

Steve Howe

A Few Lines About Chris Squire

“I thought I should write a short letter to explain this Album and I wanted to write a few lines about Chris Squire. My brother Ken and I were big YES fans in the 70’s. I saw them in 1975 at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. It was the band that had Patrick Moraz in the line-up and I think they’d just done Relayer, which is still my favorite YES album. That concert is one of my all time favorite live shows and I remember standing up at the end of “And You And I” out of sheer excitement. It was definitely a surreal experience actually joining YES as the singer in 1980 and it made me realize what a brilliant singer Jon Anderson is. I learned a lot from being in YES. I found the limits of whatever talent I have. At times I was clinging on by my fingernails and this weakness in the vocal department (me!) made the band play with even more conviction than it normally did, just listen to “Tempus fugit“ from Madison Square Garden.

I was able to produce the band on 90125 partly because I had been in the band myself, so when they tried to wiggle out of recording “Owner” I could keep them on message with a combination of nagging and emotional blackmail. When I was in the “Drama” band, Steve and Alan were always lovely to me. Chris was always more complex. Steve and Alan didn’t have an ulterior motive, Chris ALWAYS did. I come from the North East of England, same as Alan, and we’re notorious for not being particularly forthcoming about our emotions, but I’m 68 now and I don’t give a fuck so let me tell you it was a kind of “love at first sight” between me and Chris. He was my favorite bass player, still is. It was easy to get along with Alan and Steve but the “Fish” was more demanding. I never shouted at Steve or Geoff or Alan, but once when Chris was five hours late I attacked him with a pair of headphones and had to be restrained by NuNu and Richard (YES’ long suffering crew). He could have that effect on you. I’ve met most of my musical heroes and up close. Steve and Alan really lived up to my expectations but Chris “defied” close scrutiny because you could never pin him down, he was one slippery character.

When we were mastering 90125 in the Townhouse in Shepherds Bush I saw Chris getting out of his Rolls Royce outside so I grabbed a starting pistol which was to hand and as he got to the door I leapt out, pointed the gun at him, and shouted “You bastard I should have done this last year”. For a second he believed me, I saw it in his face. Then we both laughed our heads off. It does show how difficult making 90125 actually was, that he would believe me for even a second. 90125 went on to sell millions but I bailed half way through making “Big Generator” so I lost touch with the band for a while. I would still go to the odd show and hang with Chris once in a while. During one of these hangs, 7 years ago, Chris asked me if I would produce the then current lineup performing the song that originally got me into the band “Fly from Here”. It was a few years after my late wife’s accident and I was still in shock, she was in a coma…so I did what I never thought I would ever do, I worked with YES again. I persuaded the band to have Geoff back on keyboards since we wrote the song together. Benoit, the singer is a lovely guy and the recording went well so we did another song, then another then…I was doing the album. It was fun. Everyone was playing well and we all got along really well. Chris was ON TIME!!! That definitely took a bit of getting used too! I did my best and the album came out and did some business.

A couple of years ago I got a call from Steve asking if I would sing “Tempus Fugit” at the Royal Albert Hall. He told me they were touring the “Drama” Album. I nervously agreed. I got myself a singing teacher and did a fair job of it on the night. After the show Alan came up to me and said, “Why don’t you redo the vocals on all of “Fly From Here”, you know that if it was you singing, it would be the same line up as “Drama”. Steve and Geoff agreed, so I redid all the vocals. (I also rewrote a couple of the songs a little along the way).

It took a while but it was a labour of love. It was fun to be singing harmony with Chris again, he was so good at it. The songs that Geoff and I wrote back in 1980, when I revisited them, were all about warnings of approaching dangers and feeling isolated. Trying to keep your courage up. They resonated with some of the things that have happened to me since I wrote them. I have had so much pleasure from Yes music over the years.

I hope you enjoy this record.”

Trevor Charles Horn C.B.E.

Lyrics

Click on the song title to view the lyrics.

FLY FROM HERE – OVERTURE

[Instrumental]

PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

FLY FROM HERE – PART I

Along the edge of this airfield
The old prop-shaft airliners stand
Altimeters reading zero
Formless memories lingering

Nights are cold on this airfield
I sit alone and watch the radar
Locked on the wavelength, caught in the beam
Falling slowly into the screen

Every day that you wait
Is one more that you’ve lost
When you wake up
I see you there
On display
Lights the final point of no return
Taking us there from here

And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)
Into a sky that’s clearing
Look back we’ll dry the tears
For those once held so nearly
And love will never disappear

Along the edge of this airfield
The old prop-shaft airliners stand
Altimeters reading zero
Formless memories lingering
Lingering, lingering, lingering

And we can fly from here
Into a sky so clearly
Look back, we’ll dry the tears
For those once held so nearly

And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)

And we can fly from here
On the understanding that we can fly

Everyday that you waste
Is one more that you’ve lost
On display
That’s a final point of no return

Everyday that you waste
Is one more that you’ve lost
On display
That’s a final point of no return


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

FLY FROM HERE – PART II

There are no ground staff in the empty corridors
Is no one sleeping?
No one awake?

I’d start an engine in the night
If only just to break the silence
That last intake of…

Air…

The clouds in the night as we breed
Too late for even the night breathes to me

We can wait for dawn
To carry on
Then we can fly from here

I want to be the one
Who always gives you shelter
Finds you waitin’
Keep you warm

I want to be the one
Who’s always there beside you
But we both must
Face the dawn…

Alone…

So cruel like the world that we leave
Too late for even the night breathes to me

We can wait for dawn
To carry on
Then we can fly from here

Only ghosts are in the empty corridors
They’re all strangers
Never cared

I know that from some other life
When things were different
And we both were in the end

Turn yourself around (turn yourself around)
Turn your life around (turn your life around)
Turn your world around (turn your world around)
Turn this ship around (turn this ship around)

So turn your wheel around
I watch the sky

All defenses down
I watch the sky
I watch the sky


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

FLY FROM HERE – PART III

Take a table
In the evening
By the waterside

Lonely eyes watch
As the moon shines
Down a silver tine

Looking out from this position
Are things what they seem?

It’s been spreading out from
One decision
Into this bad dream

Out on the shoreline (shoreline)
Someone is waiting (waiting)
Wind that was falling is rising again

I hear the voices (voices)
I hear them calling (calling)
Every song was singing in the rain

Sailor, sailor beware
There are storm clouds
You must take care
Easy bring her around
Or the night will
Run you aground

I know…

In the ceiling
Over our heads
Fans and moving air
Spinning out the
Hours of darkness
Warning sound somewhere

Out on the shoreline (shoreline)
Someone is waiting (waiting)
The wind that was falling is rising again
I hear the voices (voices)
I hear them calling (calling)
Every song was singing in the rain

Sailor, sailor beware
There are storm clouds
You must take care
Easy bring her around
Or the night will
Run you aground

Morning
Here in the air
When you feel it
Know that you’re there

Laying dark
Behind the scenes a
Madman at the screens

Laying dark
Behind the scenes a
Madman at the screens

Laying dark
Behind the scenes a
Madman at the screens

Dreaming…
Feeling the air…
Dreaming…
Seeing you there…


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

FLY FROM HERE PART – IV

Dreaming
Seeing you there
See you sometime somewhere


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

FLY FROM HERE – PART V

We can fly (we can fly)
We can fly (we can fly)

And we can fly from here
Into the sky that’s clearing
Look back we’ll dry the tears
For those once held so nearly

And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here (we can fly)
And we can fly from here

On the understanding that we can fly


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

THE MAN YOU ALWAYS WANTED ME TO BE

What have I become?
What am I runnin’ away from?
I used to see
Things in a very different way
What am I to do?
I have changed my point of view
I was lost
Now I’ve found myself in you
From some other part of me
I’ll summon the strength to see me through
From deep in the heart of me
To be anything you want me to
And that’s when I start to be
The man you’ve always seen in me
The man you always wanted me to be
What have we become?
What are we running away from?
We need to see
Life in a very different way
Learning what to do
After all that we’ve been through
No longer lost
We have found ourselves anew
From some other part of me
I’ll summon the strength to see me through
From deep in the heart of me
To be anything you want me to
And that’s when I start to be
The man you’ve always seen in me
The man you always wanted me to be
Ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah
Ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah
Ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah
The man you always wanted me to be
The man you always wanted me to be
Ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah
Ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah
Ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah, ee-yeah


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

LIFE ON A FILM SET

All the poems of my neighbors
That drift across the sand
Are just the tendrils of a vast
But gentle pluck which they command

The headdress of a goddess
You wore the night we came
Is only one small symptom
And really not to blame

You’re riding a tiger
Riding a tiger

Heaven sent immortals
Waged upon the wall
And likewise all the missiles
Shot to make them fall

Everlasting movie
Picture into frame

Riding a tiger
Riding a tiger
Riding a tiger

All of the beaches
Into the sky
Into the beach of sun-glass goodbye

Key grip was crying
This boy was made
Here in the shelter
Whole unafraid
We were there

Follow the road that leads to the sun
Who formed our leader he is the one
Who will offer the silence
You must beware
Using the page that no one can share

Riding a tiger
Riding a tiger
Riding a tiger
Riding a tiger

Out of the morning
Into the day
Onto the evening
Nowhere to stay

We were always together
Always the same
Into the future
No one to blame

Riding a tiger


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

HOUR OF NEED

In the dark while the obvious isn’t clear
Can’t believe just what can interfere

Remember what has been achieved
Keep tryin’ it’s the hour of need

What’s the cost?
Can the end justify the means?
There’s a need so many mouths to feed

Remember what has been achieved
Keep tryin’ it’s the hour of need
Still hoping we can succeed
In this hour of need

Words unwritten
Mistrust suspicion
Stuck in this wilderness

For everyone water to drink
Either we sink or swim


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums

SOLITAIRE

[Instrumental]

PERFORMED BY

Steve Howe: Guitar

INTO THE STORM

Something not so superficial
Like something I can really do without
Need a hand to hold onto
Help me understand

What’s the point of reparation now?
You’ve just got to make that beat somehow
Into the storm

All the stories you’ve been telling
You must know someday they’ll find you out
Through this life you’ve been propelling
Now you’re spinning out

Time to make your reparations now
You’ve just got to make that leap somehow
Come on and make it now
Into the storm

Armies of angels are starting to fall
Bathed in the light at the break of the dawn
Armies of angels are leading me on
Take me away from the heart of the storm
Take me away
Take me away

One thing learned from all these years
As stupid now as we were at first
Maybe that’s the way it goes
When you try to change the world

Sending pointless invitations out
You always knew what this was all about
Somewhere a fire is breaking out
Into the storm

Armies of angels are starting to fall
Bathed in the light at the break of the dawn
Armies of angels are leading me on
Take me away from the heart of the storm
Take me away
Take me away

And we can fly from here
And we can fly from here
And we can fly from here
And we can fly from here


PERFORMED BY

Trevor Horn: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Alan White: Drums


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