Jon Anderson, Yes Founding Member, Launches Single and Pre-Order For New Album, 1000 Hands

Listen to Yes founding member Jon Anderson‘s new single, “WDMCF,” and pre-order his new album, 1000 Hands

Today, Jon Anderson, founding member of YES and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, releases the third single off his upcoming 1000 Hands album, “WDMCF“. Short for “Where Does Music Come From”, you can listen to the new single here: http://lnk.blueelanrecords.com/jonanderson-wdmcf1000hands

The highly anticipated new solo album, available July 31, is also available for pre-order digitally as well, on CD and a deluxe 180-gram double vinyl package, which includes bespoke postcards featuring artwork made exclusively by Jon and more. The first 200 pre-orders will receive one (1) autographed postcard from Jon Anderson per set of three (3). Click here to order yours now: http://lnk.blueelanrecords.com/jonanderson-1000hands

Jon himself had a few words to share about the release:

Wonderful crazy amazing world we live in…realizing music is timeless, here I am releasing an album I started in 1990 in the mountains of Big Bear near LA…with the help of the folks at Blue Élan Records…the songs and musicianship all sound fresh and exciting to my ears, I hope and wish for you all to have the same effect when you hear it…..music is forever..

love and ‘light’..Jon Anderson..

About Jon Anderson

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Anderson is one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist of Yes, which he co-founded in 1968. He was a major creative force behind some of the band’s most artistically ambitious ideas that yielded such groundbreaking and enormously popular albums as Fragile, Close to the Edge and Tales from Topographic Oceans. Anderson either wrote or co-wrote many of Yes’ timeless hits, including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Awaken” and “The Gates of Delirium.”

Anderson’s tenures with Yes spanned multiple eras. In 1983, he rejoined the reconfigured group, and the result was the multi-million-selling album, 90215, which featured the number one smash “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (co-written by Anderson and guitarist Trevor Rabin). In 2016, he reteamed with Rabin and keyboardist Rick Wakeman as Yes featuring ARW for a series of highly successful tours. In 2017, Anderson was inducted with Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition to his work with Yes, Anderson has distinguished himself as a relentlessly creative artist in his own right, releasing over a dozen solo albums. He has also enjoyed numerous collaborations with artists such as Kitaro, Jean-Luc Ponty, Roine Stolt, and Kanye West. Anderson’s vocals shine on West’s introduction to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Anderson’s longtime partnership with the composer Vangelis also resulted in a number of critically and commercially successful albums, including the 1981 ode to movie music, The Friends of Mr. Cairo, which went gold and platinum in numerous countries.