Olias Of Sunhillow Limited Collector's Edition - 180Gr
Data aparitiei: 19.07.2021
Casa de discuri: Cherry Red
It is the soundtrack to his complex vision, and every sound the listener hears represents a part of the mystical story he had in mind. Jon Anderson's distinctive "Yes" voice is accompanied by acoustic guitar, keyboards and some very interesting and varied percussion. As a result, it's not easy, but it's cohesive. The album is heartfelt and spiritual, a carefully and masterfully crafted surreal journey from start to finish.
Esoteric Recordings is proud to release a strictly limited, remastered 180-gram vinyl LP edition of YES singer JON ANDERSON's classic debut solo album, "Olias of Sunhillow", for Record Store Day 2021. Released in July 1976, the album was a conceptual work that told the story of an alien race that set out to find a new world after the volcanic destruction of their home planet. All of the music on the album was written and performed by Jon Anderson. The recording took place at Anderson's home studio in Buckinghamshire while Yes were on hiatus after touring to promote the album "Relayer".
Originally recorded on an 8-track tape machine, the arrangements were then re-recorded on a 24-track tape machine. On the album, Jon recorded the music entirely on his own, teaching himself to play keyboards and acknowledging the influence of such legendary musicians as Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz and Vangelis on his work. It was even rumored that Vangelis had contributed to the album, though the maestro denied this in interviews.
"Olias of Sunhillow" was released in the summer of 1976 by Atlantic Records in an elaborate gatefold sleeve designed by David Fairbrother-Roe and was a top ten album in the UK. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been remastered from the album's original master tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios. The limited edition LP release fully recreates the stunning original gatefold cover and inner sleeve artwork.