(PRWEB) January 30, 2013
With the inaugural Cruise to the Edge (March 25-30) closing in on a sellout, featured band Yes has announced it will perform three classic albums in their entirety on the inaugural cruise and preceding spring U.S. tour (full tour details at yesworld.com).
Yes will perform “The Yes Album,” “Close to the Edge” and “Going for the One” — three high points of the band’s prolific first decade — during two extended showcase performances aboard Cruise to the Edge, providing an unprecedented experience for fans of the progressive rock legends. (Note: Yes will perform all three albums in their entirety during each showcase performance, with CTTE guests having the opportunity to attend both concerts.)
In addition to the showcase performances, Yes will treat Cruise to the Edge guests to a special storytellers concert combining music, personal stories and fan interaction.
Considered the band’s breakthrough release, “The Yes Album” (1971) set the stage for future classics and “gave shape to the established Yes sound” (AllMusic) while charting No. 4 in the U.K. and No. 40 in the U.S. (platinum certified).
In addition to providing inspiration for the cruise’s name, “Close to the Edge” (1972) is regarded by fans and critics alike as a Yes masterpiece and prog-rock essential. A creative and commercial success for the band, “Close to the Edge” was voted “the greatest progressive album of all time” by Progarchives.com in 2006.
Fresh off a hiatus to focus on solo projects, a reconvened Yes released “Going for the One” in 1977, a triumphant return that saw the band reach the top of the U.K. charts and No. 8 in the States with a stellar set of shorter songs that spawned two Top 40 singles.
Internationally acclaimed artist Roger Dean, whose vivid paintings have provided visual context for progressive rock albums from Yes, Asia, Glass Hammer and Uriah Heep, will join the band on the cruise for a rare public appearance.
Dean will give a presentation on his work covering the past 40 years. CTTE guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase limited-edition fine prints, original sketches and watercolors. Many of these stunning and highly collectible pieces, seen for the first time outside the U.K., were preparatory work for some of the most iconic album covers of their time.
The five-night cruise also will feature musical friends from all eras of the Yes journey en route to the tropical rain forests of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and the pristine waters of Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Guests on this floating prog-rock festival will experience non-stop music performed by 12 different artists on multiple stages, plus an array of interactive events — Q&A panels, meet-and-greets, historical presentations and much more.
Scheduled to perform on Cruise to the Edge are:
Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Joel Hoekstra (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Night Ranger, Rock of Ages)
Book now at cruisetotheedge.com — the sooner guests book, the better seats they’ll have for main showroom performances.
Guests already booked can take advantage of the Cruise to the Edge Ambassador Program. This special passenger referral program is designed to help offset travel costs and provide a cash subsidy of $200 per cabin for all new referral bookings (up to 12 friends or family members). Full details available at http://cruisetotheedge.com/cruise-to-the-edge-ambassador-program.
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