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Yes - Fly From Here album

Yes - Fly From Here album

  • Performer: Yes
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Fly From Here
  • Released: 2011
  • Style: Prog Rock
  • Country: Europe
  • MP3 version size: 1369 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1384 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
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Fly from Here Pt. I - We Can Fly. 03. Fly from Here Pt. II - Sad Night at the Airfield. 04. III - Madman at the Screen. 05. IV - Bumpy Ride. 06. V - We Can Fly Reprise.

Fly from Here is the twentieth studio album by the English rock band Yes, released on 22 June 2011 by Frontiers Records. After a four-year hiatus, Yes resumed touring in 2009 with a line-up of bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and newcomers singer Benoît David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman. During breaks in touring between late 2010 and early 2011, the group began to prepare material for Fly from Here, their first studio album in ten years

The album kicks off with the longest track in the Yes catalogue, albeit modern influence means it is split into 6 parts – The Fly From Here Suite. The seeds of this song were what got Horn and Downes into the band, when Brian Lane, their mutual manager, introduced them. That song didn’t make the Drama album, but was played live by the band on the subsequent tour. The precision, sensitivity and eventually power in Horn‘s vocals here bring us back to the heights of the Drama album. As ever with Horn, the production values are extremely high and the soundscape is huge. Fly From Here: Return Trip boasts two new items, an unreleased song and an extended version of Hour of Need. The latter is possibly the one part of the album that doesn’t sit quite right.

With ‘Fly From Here,’ Yes have successfully completed one of the most risky vocalist transitions in the progressive rock genre since Genesis unsuccessfully tried to replace Phil Collins with newcomer Ray Wilson. Spanning nearly 24 minutes, the ‘Fly From Here’ suite that opens the album really brings out a multitude of sounds and feelings that haven’t been heard on a Yes album in some time. Squire’s background vocals remain an essential component of the Yes sound. Throughout the suite, they pair with and compliment David’s work nicely.

Fly From Here Pt 5 - We Can Fly (Reprise) 07. The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be 08. Life On A Film Set 0. The album is a long-awaited treat for all YES fans and following Chris Squire's passing in 2015, represents the last chance for fans to hear a follow-up to the classic YES release "Drama", which reached No. 2 in the .

Fly From Here - Pt I - We Can Fly. Keyboards – Oliver WakemanWritten-By – Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn. Fly From Here - Pt II - Sad Night At The Airfield. Written-By – Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn. Fly From Here - Pt III - Madman At The Screens. Fly From Here - Pt IV - Bumpy Ride. Written-By – Steve Howe. Fly From Here - Pt V - We Can Fly (reprise). Similar to Yes - Fly From Here except for the Runouts and SID-Codes.

But Fly from Here is a long way from that earlier album, even if the songs do possess a good deal of drama. Downright urgency is closer to it. Benoit David may not have Jon Anderson's range, but he makes up for it with deep expressiveness; and that, coupled with virtuoso-level playing and wonderfully elegant mixing of the vocals, allows this album to stand alongside the group's best work of the last 35 years

Fly from Here is the twentieth studio album from the English rock band Yes, released on 22 June 2011 in France and Japan on Frontiers Records and Avalon, respectively, 1 July in Europe and Australia, and 12 July in the United States. Their first studio album in ten years, it is the only one recorded with singer Benoît David in the band's line-up following the departure of Jon Anderson in 2008. Fly From Here entered the French charts at number 147 and climbed to 134 a week later. The album entered the Japanese charts at number 56, the UK charts at number 30, selling 5,242 copies in its first week, and the Scottish charts at number 19. The album made number 43 in the Netherlands and number 31 in Sweden. The album debuted at number 36 in the US, dropping to number 97 in its second week, making it the first Yes album since Talk to spend two weeks in the top 100. References.

Only for completionists (10%). The way it should have been from the start. The Yes line-up that created Drama in 1980 reunited in 2011 to record a belated follow up album

Tracklist Hide Credits

Fly From Here
CD-01 Overture
Written-By – Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn
CD-02 Pt I - We Can Fly
Keyboards [Additional] – Oliver WakemanWritten-By – Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn
CD-03 Pt II - Sad Night At The Airfield
Written-By – Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn
CD-04 Pt III - Madman At The Screens
Written-By – Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn
CD-05 Pt IV - Bumpy Ride
Written-By – Steve Howe
CD-06 Pt V - We Can Fly (Reprise)
Keyboards [Additional] – Oliver WakemanWritten-By – Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn
CD-07 The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be
Piano – Gerard JohnsonWritten-By – Chris Squire, Gerard Johnson, Simon Sessler
CD-08 Life On A Film Set
Written-By – Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn
CD-09 Hour Of Need
Keyboards [Additional] – Oliver WakemanWritten-By – Steve Howe
CD-10 Solitaire
Written-By – Steve Howe
CD-11 Into The Storm
Written-By – Alan White, Benoît David, Chris Squire, Oliver Wakeman, Steve Howe, Trevor Horn
DVD-01 The Making Of Fly From Here Documentary

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Frontiers Records
  • Copyright (c) – Frontiers Records
  • Copyright (c) – Roger Dean
  • Recorded At – Sarm West Studios
  • Recorded At – Sarm West Coast
  • Mixed At – Sarm West Studios
  • Mixed At – Sarm West Coast
  • Mastered At – Metropolis Studios
  • Recorded At – Langley Studios, UK
  • Recorded At – Curtis Schwartz Studio
  • Published By – Unforgettable Songs
  • Published By – Willow Songs
  • Published By – White Knight Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – Bug Music
  • Published By – Carlin Music
  • Published By – Write Notes Ltd.
  • Published By – Warner/Chappell


  • Artwork [Make-up Artist, DVD] – Anabel DeHaven
  • Authoring [DVD Authoring] – Michael Magallon
  • Backing Vocals [Additional Backing Vocals], Keyboards – Trevor Horn
  • Bass, Vocals – Chris Squire
  • Cameraman [DVD] – Armando Contreras, Jeremy Stanley, Ken Horn
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator, DVD] – Nate Griffin
  • Design [Booklet] – Giulio Cataldo
  • Drums – Alan White
  • Engineer – Curtis Schwartz (tracks: 10), Steve Howe (tracks: 10)
  • Engineer [Additional] – Graham Archer, Mark Lewis , Patrick MacDougall
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Andy Hughes, Brad Brooks, Edd Hartwell, Simon Bloor
  • Executive-Producer [DVD] – Serafino Perugino
  • Film Editor [DVD] – Devin DeHaven, Tony Minter
  • Film Producer [DVD] – Devin DeHaven
  • Graphics [DVD] – Jon Farrell, Pascal Kerouche
  • Guitar, Vocals – Steve Howe
  • Keyboards – Geoff Downes
  • Lead Vocals – Benoît David
  • Management – Danielle Friedman, Trudy Green
  • Mastered By – John Davis
  • Mixed By [Audio Mix, DVD] – Patrick Shevelin
  • Mixed By, Engineer – Tim Weidner
  • Painting, Artwork [Yes Logos] – Roger Dean
  • Percussion – Luís Jardim*
  • Photography By – Rob Shanahan
  • Producer – Trevor Horn
  • Production Manager [DVD] – Brian Jones


2.0 Stereo
NTSC Region Free
16:9 widescreen

Unofficial release packaged in a jewel case with 16-page booklet.
A replica of the release Frontiers Records – Yes - Fly From Here

No SID codes on the matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed Text): 8 024391 052044
  • Barcode (Compact Text): 8024391052044
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): || 96724 FR CD 520 ||
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): 96724 FR CDVD 520
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN12
  • Rights Society: SIAE

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FR LP 520 Yes Fly From Here ‎(LP, Album) Frontiers Records FR LP 520 Europe 2011
MIZP-30001 Yes Fly From Here ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Unofficial) Avalon MIZP-30001 Russia 2011
FR CDVD 520 Yes Fly From Here ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Dig) Frontiers Records FR CDVD 520 Europe 2011
FR CD 520 Yes Fly From Here ‎(CD, Album) Frontiers Records FR CD 520 Italy 2011
MICP-11000 Yes Fly From Here ‎(CD, Album) Avalon MICP-11000 Japan 2011