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All Hands on Deck: Yes Frontman Jon Anderson Shares Wondrous Stories on Solo Album ‘1000 Hands’

Jon Anderson 1000 Hands

“Everything takes time. Some people are able to through deep meditation or a deep understanding of nature go create and have fun with the dimensional world that surrounds us. I just had one of those experiences, so I’d be happy to have them every other day, please.”

Time and words appear to be in abundance when describing the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career of longtime Yes singer Jon Anderson. In addition to the abundance of songs he’s contributed to the Yes catalog – “Time and a Word,” “Starship Trooper,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Going For The One” – just to name a few, Anderson has continuously explored and expanded his personal sonic palette via numerous solo albums and countless collaborations with stellar artists around the globe. Going for just the one musical path is not in his DNA. Hence the wide array of sounds and subjects on his latest solo set.

I recently spoke with Anderson about his upcoming solo album 1000 Hands, available July 31. Listen to the entire conversation below.

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