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    Posted: March 22 2013 at 14:21
Not sure if this has been posted yet or not. Apparently it was taken off of Yesfans(for whatever reason). Anyway, there are actually two of them.


https://www.change.org/petitions/the-rock-band-yes-re-instate-jon-anderson-as-the-lead-singer#

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/942/060/892/get-jon-anderson-back-to-yes/
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Jon Anderson is still a gifted composer/songwriter with heaps of creativity within. He doesn't need Yes, Who has dried up long ago and has become a bloated parody of itself. I say, Jon, surround yourself with new talent and form a new vehicle to fuel your artistry. 

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I'd rather Yes without him.
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lol
 
Like that has any chance of succeeding.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2013 at 17:09
Yes is definitely better with Jon, but if they don't want him/he doesn't want to be in (don't know the situation), then he won't be in it. You can't force these things.

Edited by smartpatrol - March 22 2013 at 17:09
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Post Options Post Options   Quote akamaisondufromage Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2013 at 17:40
LOL They should be forced to live in the same house and do a Progressive Big Brother programme.  With all the ex members of Yes aand we get to vote them all off until there is a Yes left over.
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Originally posted by JesusisLord

Jon Anderson is still a gifted composer/songwriter with heaps of creativity within. He doesn't need Yes, Who has dried up long ago and has become a bloated parody of itself. I say, Jon, surround yourself with new talent and form a new vehicle to fuel your artistry. 

Jon has ZERO creativity left..
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Edited by zumacraig - March 22 2013 at 19:52
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2013 at 18:13
No need to be snarky about someone's religious beliefs.  Not a religious person myself, but come on, that was uncalled for.

However, I agree with Snowie, and prefer Yes as they now are.  Jon and Yes together had become stale.  Think some new(old) blood has done them some good. 
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Yes don't need Jon though I have very low expectations of Yes.

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Edited by Nogbad_The_Bad - March 22 2013 at 18:59
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I love Yes - I love almost everything they've done - regardless of who is on vocals - but I have been spending time with Olias of Sunhillow lately, and, damn it, I miss his voice in Yes.  Even if the recent 'Fly From Here' was a 4 star album for me (see, fanboy.....Embarrassed) - it probably would've been done differently with Anderson's input, and gained more respect than it does...........
Olias is a journey into a fantastical place, an amazingly ambitious conceptual work conceived and performed by one man - not bad at all for a lead vocalist.....................
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If Benoit was still on lead vocals this would probably be something I really wanted, but I have now see Yes twice with Jon Davison and I don't really care anymore if Jon Anderson comes back. I'm sure I would love it if he did, but I would be perfectly happy if Yes kept Davison for the rest of their career.
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Jon did a new work recently and as far as I can tell, it got zero publicity here. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Mystical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2013 at 03:05
I would love to hear Yes with Benoit and Jon. I also think that Jon Davidson and Jon Anderson would make a good musical collaboration.
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If it insures that Jon Davison stays in Glass Hammer then I'm all for itSmile
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I think Yes could easily manage with different lineups - it's what they're good at.  they can do a 25th anniversary Reunion of the Union lineup, but with added members (where was Moraz back then, anyway?)

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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

I love Yes - I love almost everything they've done - regardless of who is on vocals - but I have been spending time with Olias of Sunhillow lately, and, damn it, I miss his voice in Yes.  Even if the recent 'Fly From Here' was a 4 star album for me (see, fanboy.....Embarrassed) - it probably would've been done differently with Anderson's input, and gained more respect than it does...........
Olias is a journey into a fantastical place, an amazingly ambitious conceptual work conceived and performed by one man - not bad at all for a lead vocalist.....................
Olias of Sunhillow is in my opinion his best, and certainly his most progressive [but not similar to Yes works at all  ]l
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They're probably my least favorite of the original Prog heavyweights but you certainly can't deny Yes (with Jon) produced some genre defining moments in their output during the early 70's. Thereafter alas, the name Yes has become but a franchise sticker over which many tiresome ageing hippys wage media wars for their pension rights. It's irrelevant who the singer is when the band are tantamount to a karaoke machine (though I thought Fly From Here represented something of a return to form)
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Something's wrong when you start petitioning for artists to do what you would like them to do..
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Originally posted by martinprog77

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

I love Yes - I love almost everything they've done - regardless of who is on vocals - but I have been spending time with Olias of Sunhillow lately, and, damn it, I miss his voice in Yes.  Even if the recent 'Fly From Here' was a 4 star album for me (see, fanboy.....Embarrassed) - it probably would've been done differently with Anderson's input, and gained more respect than it does...........
Olias is a journey into a fantastical place, an amazingly ambitious conceptual work conceived and performed by one man - not bad at all for a lead vocalist.....................
Olias of Sunhillow is in my opinion his best, and certainly his most progressive [but not similar to Yes works at all  ]l
.if you are in the right mood this is going to blow you away .Smile

I never understood the love for this album. Yuck.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2013 at 05:37
Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

Something's wrong when you start petitioning for artists to do what you would like them to do..

This. Artists are artists, not slaves...
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