YES singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jon Anderson is releasing his solo album 1000 Hands, an album nearly 30 years in the making.
1000 Hands is Anderson’s first via his new partnership with Blue Élan Records and the new album is available digitally as well as on CD and a deluxe 180-gram double vinyl package.
In addition, Anderson will be hosting an exclusive live event for fans this Sunday, August 2nd beginning at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET. Fans should go here to find out where to tune in and watch the event on various available platforms.
Anderson began working on 1000 Hands (originally called Uzlot – “it means a lot of us”) nearly 30 years ago, working with a group of musicians that included Yes drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire. However, due to his heavy touring commitments with Yes, Anderson had to put the record on the back burner.
He says: “Before you knew it, I started getting involved in other projects and tours, and years went by. I would listen to the tapes from time to time and think, ‘This could have been a great album! One day I’ll finish it.”
The album was recorded at Franklin’s Solar Studios in Orlando, Florida, and they called in several artists to collaborate, including fellow Yes alum Steve Howe, Ian Anderson, Jean-Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Steve Morse, Rick Derringer, Jonathan Cain, and the Tower of Power Horns as well as others.