YES 2010

From A Page contains the complete works of the Benoît David, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Oliver Wakeman and Alan White incarnation of YES and features four previously unreleased studio tracks plus the Live From Lyon 2009 recordings (including the Japanese only bonus track Second Initial).

Oliver Wakeman has personally overseen the preparation of the studio recordings (from 2010) which were mixed by Karl Groom and mastered by Mike Pietrini).

From A Page is available exclusively from Burning Shed

Personnel

Steve Howe
Guitar

Alan White
Drums

Oliver Wakeman
Keyboards

Chris Squire
Bass, Vocals

Benoît David
Vocals

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From A Page
From A Page
Available as:
3CD (including Live From Lyon and Japanese only bonus track Second Initial)
1LP
Exclusively from the Burning Shed online store

From A Page

YES reveals four previously unreleased 2010 recordings, on the new ‘From A Page’ five piece mini-box set, personally overseen by ex-member Oliver Wakeman.

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YES has returned to the recordings made in late 2010 to mix the four completed tracks as new content for a miniature five piece box set of recordings from that era.

The box features two booklets and three discs containing the four studio tracks and Live From Lyon 2009, all of which were recorded by the line-up of Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Benoit David and Oliver Wakeman:

1. To The Moment (6:09)
2. Words on a Page (6:18)
3. From the Turn of a Card (3:24)
4. The Gift of Love (9:52)

Oliver Wakeman has personally overseen the preparation of the previously unreleased recordings which were mixed by Karl Groom and mastered by Mike Pietrini.

The box and one of the booklets features new artwork by Roger Dean, and the graphic design was undertaken by Oliver Wakeman, plus the set also includes his newly written liner notes about his time in the band.

The double CD album Live From Lyon was first released in 2010 and this edition restores “Second Initial” which was previously a Japanese only bonus track. The booklet for Live From Lyon has been re-designed and expanded.

Steve Howe described the project as “Good music never goes away or lays down to the commercial pressures that exist. Oliver’s compositions, “To the Moment”, “Words on a Page” and “From the Turn of a Card” demonstrate his musicality and talents, while working together on its arrangement “The Gift of Love” explores the collaborative essence of YES, pooling ideas and then working together on its arrangement, whilst utilising all of its many themes and variations. Karl Groom and Roger Dean both contributed their skills towards making this a worthy further ‘page’ in YES‘ long and diverse musical adventures.”

Oliver Wakeman says: “Following Chris Squire’s passing, I felt that the new music we’d created, but not released, should be heard and not sit unfinished on a shelf. And with Steve, Alan and Benoit’s enthusiasm for the project, I am proud to know that this music will get to see the light of day and, hopefully, be enjoyed by YES fans as a piece of previously hidden YES history.”

Alan White added: “I’m pleased to see a gem of YES history coming to fruition in the form of this mini box set. New songs from the past and I’m hoping we can find even more music in the archives for future releases.”

The set is IN STOCK NOW and exclusively available from the band’s own Burning Shed store and it cannot be bought in the shops or on Amazon.

The mini-box set and a vinyl release of the new songs are exclusively available here: https://burningshed.com/store/yes

Lyrics

Click on the song title to view the lyrics.

TO THE MOMENT

I don’t know what you’re thinking when you close your eyes at night
I don’t know what you’re feeling when I turn off the light
I don’t want you to fear the dark
And I don’t want to feel your beating heart…getting faster

From the moment of awaking
From the moment that the sun shines in your room
From the moment that the dream sets in
To the moment that you start to pierce the gloom

I won’t always be there when you want me close to you
I won’t always be right when I lead the way
I don’t want you to feel alone
I want you to feel your heart and soul…getting stronger

From the moment of awaking
From the moment that the sun shines in your room
From the moment that the dream sets in
To the moment that you start to pierce the gloom

As you dream, the shapes begin to form inside your mind
All your fears begin to take control of your soul
Don’t believe that they are in control
And I’ll be there to make sure you don’t fall…any further

From the moment of awaking
From the moment that the sun shines in your room
From the moment that the dream sets in
To the moment that you start to pierce the gloom
To you dreams. From the Moment. To the moment
To your dreams. To the Moment


WRITTEN BY

Oliver Wakeman


PERFORMED BY

Chris Squire – Bass, Vocals
Steve Howe – Guitar, Vocals
Alan White – Drums
Oliver Wakeman – Keyboards, Vocals
Benoît David – Lead Vocals


WWORDS ON A PAGE

Lost in the words on a page. Life forms between the lines
Do you see thoughts that appear. As my eyes follow the letters you write

Magical worlds, distant planets. Dawn over mountains at night
Forest of life, endlessly changing. Evolving through love and their right

All from the words on a page
All from the verse of an age
All from the lessons you teach
All from the hearts that you reach
All from the lines that you wrote on a page

Gifts from the quill to behold. The scribe passes his knowledge to me
Journey that changes with time. Travel within the written word

Faraway friends, distant lovers. Turning to all look my way
A future within folds of the pages. A love that can shine, as in play

All from the words on a page
All from the verse of an age
All from the lessons you teach
All from the hearts that you reach
All from the lines that you wrote on a page

All from the words on a page (Words on a page)
All from the verse of an age (Verse of an age)
All from the lines that you wrote on a page (On a page)
All from the lessons you teach (Lessons you teach)
All from the hearts that you reach (Hearts that you reach)
All from the lines that you wrote on a page


WRITTEN BY
Oliver Wakeman


PERFORMED BY

Chris Squire – Bass, Vocals
Steve Howe – Guitar, Vocals
Alan White – Drums
Oliver Wakeman – Keyboards, Vocals
Benoît David – Lead Vocals


FROM THE TURN OF A CARD

Tell me what you would say, when things aren’t going our way
Tell me what can you see, when you’re not here next to me

If you look, can you find, the questions that I left behind
If you ask, they will tell, that things will soon turn out well

Why can’t I see, what you see

You tell me to open my mind, for signs to which I seem blind
Turning the pictures my way, to show me the message that they say

If you look, you can read, the answers to all that you need
If you listen, they will tell, that things could soon start to gel

Why can’t I see, what you see.
Why can’t I see, what you see

From the turn of a card. From the turn of a card

I’m starting to now understand, how cards you dealt from a hand
Can help to show you the way, stranger than words can say

If you look, you can learn, from pictures and colours that turn
Around in your mind, and worries are soon left behind

Now I can see, what you see.
Now I can see, what you see

From the turn of a card. From the turn of a card
From the turn of a card. From the turn of a card


WRITTEN BY
Oliver Wakeman


PERFORMED BY

Chris Squire – Bass, Vocals
Steve Howe – Guitar, Vocals
Alan White – Drums
Oliver Wakeman – Keyboards, Vocals
Benoît David – Lead Vocals


THE GIFT OF LOVE

The price that we all wish to win
The gift of life distinguished by a sound
The essence of the knowledge we should know by now
For to make us free again

The Gift of Love is all we need

Only the wise man knows the road
Only the heart is bound to find a way
As I begin to dream I start to drift away
And I feel so free again, and I feel so free again

The Gift of Love is all we need. The Gift of Love is all we need
The Gift of Love is all we need. The Gift of Love is all we need

What way within will light the answer
The one we all hold so dear to our heart
When we will find the whole solution
When our souls refuse to part

From the moment of awakening
To the moment that we wake from our dream
and realise it’s not real

(Repeat x2)

The Gift of Love is all we need
The Gift of Love is all we need
The Gift of Love is all we need Open your heart, live free
The Gift of Love is all we need Open your heart, live free


WRITTEN BY

Oliver Wakeman, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Benoît David, Alan White


PERFORMED BY

Chris Squire – Bass, Vocals
Steve Howe – Guitar, Vocals
Alan White – Drums
Oliver Wakeman – Keyboards, Vocals
Benoît David – Lead Vocals