Label: Esoteric Recordings - ECLEC 22465 • Format: CD Album, Reissue CD Compilation All Media Remastered, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe were a progressive rock band active from to that comprised four past members of the English progressive rock band Yes. Singer Jon Anderson left Yes as he felt increasingly constrained by their commercial and pop-oriented direction in the s.
He began an album with other members from one of the band's line-ups from the s, namely guitarist Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Howekeyboardist Rick Wakemanand drummer Bill Brufordwho invited Tony Levin to play bass.
Intracks for a second studio album were included with songs recorded by Yes to make the thirteenth Yes album, Union Insinger Jon Anderson returned to Yes to record lead vocals on their studio albumwhich saw Yes adopt a musical direction that was more commercial and pop-oriented.
The line-up during this time included bassist Chris Squiredrummer Alan Whitekeyboardist Tony Kaye Zods Demise - Mark Snow / Louis Febre - Smallville (Score From The Television Series), and guitarist Trevor Rabin who wrote the majority of The release of saw Yes reach their greatest commercial success which was followed by their album Big Generator.
In SeptemberAnderson left Yes citing his growing dissatisfaction with the band's commercial direction. He spent his summer on the Greek island of Hydra writing songs with Vangelis where he first came up with the idea of making music with other members of the Yes line-up of guitarist Steve Howekeyboardist Rick Wakemanand drummer Bill Bruford.
The only missing member from that line-up was Chris Squire, who remained in the then current version of Yes. On his return trip from Hydra, Anderson met Howe in London who presented him with his musical ideas including the chorus of "Brother of Mine"  and "Birthright". Five weeks were spent producing demo tracks at La Frette Studios in Paris.
Anderson asked musician Milton McDonald to help with the project and play additional guitars. He said, "Oh, we're in trouble here. This obviously meant it was some sort of Yes project I thought I was just going to put some drums on a Jon Anderson solo record".
The album peaked at number 14 in the UK  and number 30 in the US. On 31 Mayweeks before the release of their album Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe tour, the group were subject to a suit filed by Yes that wished to prevent Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe from mentioning the name "Yes" in their promotional material, suggesting or calling attention to Yes music, which they argued may cause "confusion in the minds of the public over which group is the real Yes", and prohibiting Anderson from speaking of his former membership in Yes.
Yes argued that Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe had "wrongfully converted" the Yes name in an advertisement for Los Angeles Times that promoted their upcoming concert as "an evening of Yes music plus".
It was the record company! Several songs originally intended for the second ABWH album, tentatively titled Dialoguesurfaced on the s bootleg We Make Believe and the underground Yesoteric bootleg compilation. This material included demos by Anderson but without the other three that were subsequently released as part of Jon Anderson 's The Lost Tapes box set series as Watching the Flags That Fly.
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