Jon Anderson: Very Into J.R.R. Tolkien, Ellipses

Oct 17th, 2008 // 2 Comments

Yes’ Jon Anderson touches on his health (doing better, thanks) and his decision to take a hiatus from going on the road with the band (which he calls “that same touring spiral,” emphasis his) in an interview with Classic Rock Forever, but it was the temporarily replaced singer’s comment on the creation of Close To The Edge that brought me joy: “I was listening to the composer Jean Sibelius a heck of lot on tour, while reading Lord Of The Rings… so I suggested we try some extended works… it was a musical breakthrough on so many levels… the CD still sounds great… but to perform Close To The Edge on stage… wow… what a trip… with the staging, dry ice, we created a whole different musical world for us and the people who came to see us.” Dry ice, some Tolkien, and Sibelius? What more could anyone ask for? [Classic Rock Forever]

  1. Chris N.

    I do love Yes, but I sure hate ellipses. Either end the sentence or don’t, damn you!

  2. Anonymous

    Fantastic LP….
    Everything from here on in was going to be picking and choosing in my opinion….

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