Superproducer Trevor Horn & Yes have announced a new album, Fly From Here, set to be released in July.
The current version of the band is minus Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.
While Fly From Here will apparently be cape-free, it will include a 20+ minute epic prog excursion.
Horn and bassist Chris Squire re-discovered the track Fly From Here, which has never been recorded as a studio track.
“Chris and I were talking one evening about a song ‘Fly From Here’ that we never recorded,” explains 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!!!” Continue reading →
Trevor Horn and ZTT Records have announced the return of The Buggles, on stage for their first ever full live gig, 30 years after their international #1 hit single Video Killed The Radio Star.
Trevor will reconvene the original Buggles line-up, including Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia) and Bruce Woolley (Camera Club, Grace Jones), to preform their début album, The Age of Plastic, in full.
No tour is planned, no DVD or live CD will be released. The Buggles, along with some guest artists, will perform live on stage for one night only, on 28 September 2010 at a West London venue.
This event is being put together to raise funds for London’s Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Active since 1854, the hospital has a simple but very important mission: to add years to life and life to years.
Further details – including surprise guests, support acts, and pre-show exclusives – will be announced soon. You can register for more info at Horn’s site.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Welcome To The Pleasuredome has received the full deluxe remastered bonus edition reissue.
While few would argue that the album is a classic – it was nevertheless hugely influential when it was released in 1984 and has been since.
Their controversial subject matter and images were a large part of their success, but it would be hard to overestimate the role that producer Trevor Horn played in their success. Compare these two versions of Relax to get an idea of how much Horn shaped their sound.
What do you think? If it weren’t for Trevor Horn’s magic, would we have ever heard of Frankie Goes To Hollywood?