Song of Seven

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Song of Seven
Song of Seven.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1980
Recorded1980 (backing tracks recording: three weeks; overdubs: two or three weeks)[nb 1]
GenreProgressive rock
Length39:06
LabelAtlantic
ProducerJon Anderson
Jon Anderson chronology
Olias of Sunhillow
(1976)
Song of Seven
(1980)
Animation
(1982)
Singles from Song of Seven
  1. "Some Are Born"
    Released: September 1980
  2. "Take Your Time"
    Released: November 1980
  3. "Heart of the Matter"
    Released: December 1980
  4. "Everybody Loves You"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Song of Seven is the second solo album by Yes lead singer Jon Anderson, released in 1980, and his first to utilize an actual band (the New Life Band).

Overview[edit]

Song of Seven was released during Anderson's first hiatus from Yes and supported by his first solo tour. "Some Are Born", "Days", "Everybody Loves You" and "Hear It" were originally written and demoed during the Tormato sessions. The "Some Are Born" and "Days" demo versions from these sessions were included as bonus tracks on the 2004 CD reissue of Tormato, however, the arrangements recorded on Song of Seven draw more on Celtic and R&B influences.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jon Anderson unless indicated.

Side One[edit]

  1. "For You for Me" – 4:21
  2. "Some Are Born" – 4:03
  3. "Don't Forget (Nostalgia)" – 2:59
  4. "Heart of the Matter" (Anderson, Ronnie Leahy) – 4:18
  5. "Hear It" – 1:48

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Everybody Loves You" – 4:06
  2. "Take Your Time" – 3:07
  3. "Days" – 3:28
  4. "Song of Seven" – 11:16

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Mike Dunne - engineer
  • Brian Gaylor - electronic
  • Jon Anderson - cover
  • Alwyn Clayden - art direction, design
  • Ian Nicholson - illustrations

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard Pop Albums 143
1981 UK Albums Chart 38

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As Jon Anderson stated in December 1980 during the Trent FM radio show "The Rock Show" with Jeff Cooper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Song of Seven - Jon Anderson | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011.