The Living Tree (album)

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The Living Tree
Studio album by Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman
Released 11 October 2010 (available at concert venues)
29 November 2010 (general release)
Recorded August - September 2010
Genre Acoustic rock
Length 42:47
Label Voiceprint Records
Producer Jon Anderson
Rick Wakeman
Erik Jordan
Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman chronology
The More You Know
(1998)
(Jon Anderson)
The Living Tree
(2010)
(Anderson/Wakeman)
Always With You (2010)
(Rick Wakeman)
Survival & Other Stories
(2011)
(Jon Anderson)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Living Tree is an album by Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman (as Anderson/Wakeman), both previously members of progressive rock band Yes. The album was initially sold only as a souvenir during their UK tour in Autumn 2010, titled "The Anderson Wakeman Project 360" and from the Gonzo Multimedia online store. It was made available to the public on 29 November 2010.

Overview[edit]

The album was announced as going to be containing re-workings of classic Yes songs and at least 9 new songs,[2] four of which were featured on the previous (inaugural) Anderson/Wakeman tour in 2006.[3] but the ultimate release only contained 9 new tracks.

Recording for the album began in August 2010. Wakeman stated that he would record the backing tracks at his studio in England and that these would be sent to Anderson in the US to record his vocals. These tracks were all then to be sent back to Wakeman for mixing and mastering.

Tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Living Tree (Part 1)"   4:03
2. "Morning Star"   4:30
3. "House of Freedom"   5:37
4. "Living Tree (Part 2)"   4:37
5. "Anyway and Always"   3:51
6. "23/24/11"   6:24
7. "Forever"   5:32
8. "Garden"   3:23
9. "Just One Man"   4:46

All tracks lyrics by Anderson, music by Wakeman, except "Just One Man" (lyrics: Anderson; music: Jeremy Cubert; music performed by Wakeman). Produced by Anderson/Wakeman/Erik Jordan.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jon Anderson - Lead and backing vocals / Guitars
  • Rick Wakeman - Piano / Keyboards / Synthesisers
  • Erik Jordan - Engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Bret (2011). "The Living Tree - Jon Anderson | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "> Grumpy Old Rick's Ramblings February 2012". RWCC. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "> Grumpy Old Rick's Ramblings February 2012". RWCC. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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