When you're out there on stage performing, are there moments that have caught you by surprise, since assuming the bass role in Yes? Sure. There are certain moments, and they’ve been different in each tour. For instance, the first tour that we did, it happened for me when we were playing “Owner.” That little bass … Continue reading Billy Sherwood on Missing Chris Squire and Special Moments on Stage That Keep Him With Us Always
Of course, Geoff Downes nailed the Drama material on Yes' epic Topographic Drama tour -- after all, he helped originate that album during his first stint in the band. But it was his impassioned and stellar playing on the epic Tales From Topographic Oceans tunes that really blew us away. Here's one of our favorite … Continue reading This Photo of Yes’ Geoff Downes from Topographic Drama is One of Our Favorites
We sat down to talk about Topographic Drama (Tales from Topographic Oceans and Drama, the band's astounding new live album from the 2016 tour of America) and found Yes' powerhouse drummer well along in his back surgery recovery and eager to get behind the kit once again. Tales From Topographic Oceans and Drama are two … Continue reading Alan White on His First Album with Yes
Billy Sherwood accepted the torch passed to him from Yes' "keeper of the flame" and has been running full speed with it ever since. His playing, his attention to detail and respect for the music, and even his showmanship seem to get better and better and better with each outing (see Is “Topographic Drama” Yes’ … Continue reading Yes’ Billy Sherwood on Topographic Drama & What Comes Next
Here's an excerpt from a longer, exclusive interview that will appear in a new project we're working on very soon! When we sat down to talk about the amazing Topographic Drama tour with Geoff Downes recently, we couldn't help but observe that some of the great music from the Drama days is a thread that weaves … Continue reading Yes’ Geoff Downes Talks Drama Rarities and That Album’s Defining Moment
The Topographic Drama tour and new album can be seen as interesting career bookends for longtime drummer Alan White in Yes
One of the many highlights from the 2016 Topographic Drama tour was the stunning stage production. The innovative use of video screens and stage lighting made for some exciting photographic opportunities for us. This shot captures the band's epic performance of music from Tales From Topographic Oceans.
The Topographic Drama tour across America in 2016 was a revelation. So is this the "best Yes live recording ever? Early prognosis is good!
We've been working around the clock on an elaborate package design for the forthcoming Yes 3 LP or 2 CD release, Topographic Drama: Live Across America for Rhino. This album is going to be amazing! We again had the pleasure of working with Roger Dean, who provided design direction for the cover, an amazing painting … Continue reading Recent Work: Yes Topographic Drama LP & CD Package Design & Photography by Gottlieb Bros.
I felt freer to interpret things than I normally can with JA material. That was a lot of fun for me