Published on 8th August 2015
The Anderson Ponty Band album due in September
We reported back in July last year news that former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and legendary French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty would be releasing a collaborative album. Although no release date was given, it has now been announced that the aptly titled Better Late Than Never album release from the AndersonPonty Band is scheduled for release on 25th September 2015. The CD/DVD (Deluxe Edition) and CD (jewel case) will be released through earMUSIC.
Better Late Than Never is the new studio album taken from a live performance, and enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.
The AndersonPonty Band has created some breathtaking new musical compositions. Better Late Than Never also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits including Owner Of A Lonely Heart, Roundabout and Wonderous Stories, as well as some of Jean Luc Ponty’s beloved compositions, with Jon’s lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as Infinite Mirage a new song incorporating Jean Luc’s classic tune Mirage.
Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980’s. Now 30 years later the dream has finally come to fruition! In support of the new release, a world tour is currently in the works. Also, a videography documenting the making of the “Better Late Than Never” album will be released along with videos and performances.
Jon Anderson: “A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc’s music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is.”
Jean Luc Ponty: “Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon’s creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.”
SOURCE: The Publicity Company
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