Yes frontman Jon Davison has revealed the band had to abandon an epic track they were hoping to include on upcoming album Heaven & Earth – because they ran out of time to record it.
Hectic schedules meant every man in the veteran prog outfit was recording material at the same moment as they rushed to complete sessions before continuing their current world tour.
Davison, who makes his studio debut with Yes on the July release, tells ProgReport: “We finished recording just in time – we had to leave.
“We were doubling up in the studio. Chris Squire and I were working on background vocals and Steve Howe was finishing guitars. Geoff Downes was in Wales, Alan White was in Seattle and they were both sending tracks.
“We were just kind of throwing everything in at the last minute, then we only had two or three days before we had to start this tour.”
The tight timeframe forced Davison and Squire to stop work on what the singer describes as a “big prog piece.” He says: “That’ll probably be on the next album. We’ve got a bunch of extra material because things were just left undone.”