- Order number: 33732
- Band/Artist: FRAGILE
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 27.08.2021
The second original album from British Yes tribute band Fragile has arrived!
‘Beyond‘ was written and recorded between November 2020 and June 2021 and is now available on CD. Fragile were founded over 20 years ago and were the original British/European Yes tribute band. The band became well known on the live scene thanks to many live performances and tours in Britain, Finland, Holland, Belgium & Switzerland including shows and tours with Yes guitarist Steve Howe in 2005, 6 & 7, live shows with original Yes guitarist Peter Banks and Yes drummer Alan White and even a UK prime-time TV show with Rick Wakeman in 2011.
In February 2013 well known British singer-songwriter Claire Hamill joined Fragile on lead vocals. Claire also had a Yes connection having toured with Jon Anderson, recorded with Steve Howe and was in Switzerland with Yes during the recording of their Going for the One album during the winter of 1976/77. Claire added a new dimension to Fragile bringing her own strong musical identity into the band‘s live performances.
With ‘Beyond‘, Fragile has embarked on a mission to produce an album of exclusively Long-Form musical works, featuring songs with multiple movements and lengthy thematic instrumental sections. The album is largely inspired by 70s Yes music and also many other classical and symphonic influences. The album is made up of over 50 minutes of new music in the form of 3 songs: ‘Beyond‘, ‘Yours & Mine‘ and ‘The Golden Ring of Time‘.
Following on from the positive reaction received from début album ‘Golden Fragments‘ in 2020, there was definitely capacity within the band to produce an album of greater scope, with the aim of developing longer form songs and musical themes “Beyond” what was achieved in the band‘s début release.
This album was produced by Fragile and features:
Claire Hamill (Lead Vocals)
Oliver Day (Guitars)
Russ Wilson (Drums and Percussion)
Max Hunt (Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Vocals and Percussion)