Blue Elan Records
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2019 solo release from the prog master frontman of Yes
Limited edition 180-gram three-sided album, plus special silkscreen print!
"I could not have wished for a better musical album as 1000 Hands has turned out to be. I'm always dreaming of creating great and lasting music that has its own dynamical power, that will last forever. This album is one of my best ever experiences." — Jon Anderson
The 15th album from the English singer-songwriter. Jon Anderson's solo career has been reborn and reborn again throughout his career. From mystic prog to folk to rock to pop to new age to classical to Shaman to Latin to Irish and back to prog, Anderson hasn't shied away from exploring and embracing countless styles and genres.
"Since his acute respiratory failure caused his departure from Yes (or Yes from him), Anderson has slowly returned to recording in the past decade. Now with 1,000 Hands: Chapter One we have a genuine Jon Anderson solo album, his voice ever-stronger and even seeming to reach higher peaks, if that were possible.
"For fans of Anderson's solo career, this latest release is cause for celebration. For the most part, this is not Yes music and fans of that band may have mixed responses if they go in with that expectation. But for those who embrace Anderson's diversity and wide-ranging styles, this is an album worth waiting for. The role of producer and arranger is a crucial one and in Michael Franklin, Anderson has found a simpatico musical brother. Musically, the trio of Michael Franklin (keyboards), brother Tim Franklin (bass) and Tommy Calton (guitar) helm the bulk of this album. Although there are countless guest musicians who have their parts mixed in throughout each track (perhaps not quite 1,000 hand's worth, but you get the idea), the listener can rest happily knowing that this core trio is going to do justice to Anderson's creative designs." — Sonic Perspectives, April 2019
|3. First Born Leaders|
|1. Makes Me Happy|
|2. Now Variations|
|3. I Found Myself|
|4. Twice In A Lifetime|
|1. 1000 Hands (Come Up)|
|2. Now And Again|
|Special Silkscreen Print|