It’s been a decade since Fly From Here soared to surprising heights as Yes briefly reunited with Trevor Horn. And it’s seven years since their final studio album, Heaven & Earth, introduced Jon Davison in on vocals and featured the late Chris Squire’s farewell. Their first of the 2020s – and their twenty second since they shaped over half a century in the past – was created partially in a really trendy method, with file sharing and on-line co-writes defying the obstacles of lockdown. (A lot water has handed below the bridge since Sure had been adorning Morgan Studios as a farmyard with mannequin cows and stacks of hay through the Tales From Topographic Oceans periods.)
Produced by Steve Howe, that is the primary Sure album the place that energy and accountability has been given to 1 member since Trevor Rabin produced Discuss in 1994. Whereas the usually hyperactive Roy Thomas Baker sounded restrained and muted on Heaven & Earth, Howe appears motivated, animated, eager to kick this one into life. It will get there as a rule, and whereas it’s not about to supplant any of the landmarks as your favorite Sure album, it’s a spirited try to roll again the years looking for thunder.