Dateline: December 26, 2004
Yes, Syn and Anderson
[Yes, news with Yes news:] Digital Dream Door has published its list of the
Top 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Artists, and Yes is ranked at No. 2!
In their list of Best Symphonic Prog Artists, Yes is in the No. 1 position!
The bands were chosen for their complex, dynamic, and multi-dimensional
playing; for their original use of multi-movement compositions involving
theme, structure and scope; and their impact on this vital genre of music.
Congratulations, YES! We're so proud of you!
[Plus, in a related item:] Stephen Nardelli, lead vocalist for The Syn,
reports that the band's new CD will be released in the new year. The
working title is Synchronised.
This new CD will contain four tracks: "Grounded," a new 5-minute remake of
the original classic; "Time And A Word," an extended 15-minute epic version
of the Yes song, in 3 sections; "Illusion," which was released as a bonus
track on Original Syn; and "Cathedral Of Love," which features Chris Squire
on bass, playing again with The Syn for the first time in 35 years.
From all reports, "Cathedral Of Love" is an exquisite masterpiece! Chris
was recently recording backing vocals on this track, as well as adding his
unique and distinctive bass style to the composition. A version of
"Cathedral Of Love" will also be released as a single.
The Syn recently participated in a photo shoot with world famous
photographer Tony McGee, as a precursor to a Syn DVD which will be produced
in the new year, to be directed by Tony. The Syn DVD will be produced in
conjunction with a second studio album of all-new material that The Syn
will start recording in January. Some of Tony's dramatic photographs are
featured on The Syn website.
This second album will feature the new Syn line-up of Stephen Nardelli,
vocals; Chris Squire, bass; Martyn Adelman, drums; and Gerard Johnson,
keyboards. It is anticipated that a new guitarist for the Syn will be
announced within the next six to eight weeks.
In the meantime, Chris Squire and Stephen Nardelli are co-writing the
material for the second new album, and the creative process has been
thoroughly enjoyable and productive for both of them. Plans are being
discussed for a major U.S. tour in the spring of 2005, and more information
should be available about that very soon.