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ANDERSON, JON - OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW (CD+DVDA/EXPANDED 2021 REMASTER)

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New and Expanded / Remastered Double Disc Edition of the classic 1976 debut – and arguably the finest - solo album by YES vocalist Jon Anderson!

‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ was originally released in July 1976. A conceptual work recounting the story of an alien race on a journey to find a new world following volcanic destruction on their home planet, ‘Olias’ was extremely well-received by YES fans!
Over the ensuing years the excellence of the album has led to many calls for the album to be remixed in a 5.1 Surround Sound format. Alas, despite extensive research, the multi-track masters of the album could not be found. However, this edition of ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ features a DVD containing a High Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit Remaster of the Stereo Mix and as an additional feature, it also includes a High Resolution 5.1 Surround Sound up-mix derived from the original stereo master tapes.

This stunning 2021 Edition of ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ has been Newly Remastered from the Original Album Master Tapes and really has been given the 5-star treatment, with the Original Artwork fully restored and also expanded!
The high spec 8-Panel Digi-Pak has been manufactured in a similarly matt textured card as the original LP release, AND it comes with not one, but TWO Full Colour BOOKLETS – One 8-Page Lyric Booklet and the other is a 20-Page affair with a New Essay and Memorabilia Photographs etc., plus an exclusive Interview with Jon.
The Two Discs also share the same label design as the original Vinyl LP production.

The re-release represents superb value for money and a fantastic collectors package for YES / Anderson fans!

All music on ‘Olias’ was written and performed by Jon Anderson and the recording took place at Anderson’s Buckinghamshire home studio whilst YES were on hiatus following the tour to promote their ‘Relayer’ album.
Initially recorded on an 8-track tape machine, the arrangements were then re-recorded on to a 24-track unit. The album saw Jon perform the music entirely alone, teaching himself to play keyboards and acknowledging the influence of such legendary musicians as: Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz and Vangelis on his work. Indeed, it was even rumoured Vangelis performed on the album, something the maestro would always deny in interviews.

Atlantic records released ‘Olias’ in the summer of 1976 in an elaborate gatefold sleeve designed by David Fairbrother-Roe and it became a top ten album in the UK.

‘Olias Of Sunhillow’ was released on 6th April 2021.

Also available in this re-issue series by JON ANDERSON…
ANIMATION (2021 Remastered Re-Issue / Digi-Pak) CD - Stock # 2205210
SONG OF SEVEN (2020 Remastered Re-Issue / 2 Bonus Tracks / Digi-Pak) CD - Stock # 2204944


JON ANDERSON: OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW CD+DVD-A Track List:

Disc 1 [CD – Original Stereo Mix Remaster]:
01. Ocean Song (3:05)
02. Meeting {Garden Of Geda} - i. Sound Out The Galleon (3:36)
03. Dance Of Ranyart - i. Olias {To Build The Moorglade} (4:19)
04. Qoquaq En Transic - i. Naon / ii. Transic To (7:11)
05. Flight Of The Moorglade (3:26)
06. Solid Space (5:21)
07. Moon Ra - i. Chords / ii. Song Of Search (12:51)
08. To The Runner (4:33)
TPT – 44:24

Disc 2 [DVD-A - 96 Khz / 24-Bit 5.1 Surround Sound Upmix & High Resolution Stereo Mix]:
01. Ocean Song
02. Meeting {Garden Of Geda} - i. Sound Out The Galleon
03. Dance Of Ranyart - i. Olias {To Build The Moorglade}
04. Qoquaq En Transic - i. Naon / ii. Transic To
05. Flight Of The Moorglade
06. Solid Space
07. Moon Ra - i. Chords / ii. Song Of Search
08. To The Runner