Fly From Here – Yes – 2011


Album Fly From Here by the band Yes
Album Fly From Here by the band Yes

Fly From Here is a progressive rock album by the band Yes, released in 2011. It is their twentieth studio album and the only one to feature Benoît David as the lead vocalist and Oliver Wakeman as the keyboardist. The album was produced by Trevor Horn, who had previously worked with Yes on their 1980 album Drama. The main feature of the album is the six-part title suite, which is based on a song that Horn and Geoff Downes wrote for their band The Buggles in the late 1970s. The song was performed live by Yes during their 1980 tour, but never recorded in the studio until 2010. The suite explores themes of flight, war, and nostalgia, with influences from classical music and jazz. The album also includes four other songs, ranging from hard rock to ballads. Fly From Here received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised Horn’s production and the band’s musicianship, but criticized David’s vocals and the lack of originality. The album reached number 30 on the UK Albums Chart and number 36 on the US Billboard 200. Yes supported the album with a world tour in 2011 and 2012, during which David was replaced by Jon Davison due to health issues.

The album Fly From Here is a concept album about the search for meaning in life. It is characterized by its melodic and anthemic songs, and its complex arrangements. The band’s use of synthesizers and other electronic instruments gives the album a modern sound, while still retaining the band’s classic progressive rock style.


The personnel of the album Fly From Here by Yes, released in 2011, are:

  • Benoît David – lead vocals
  • Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Howe – guitars, backing vocals
  • Geoff Downes – keyboards
  • Alan White – drums

This information is based on the Wikipedia article Fly from Here.

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