Anderson’s Olias Gets Audio Fidelity Release
Jon Anderson’s debut solo album Olias Of Sunhillow is to be released as a limited-edition Audio Fidelity title next week.
His acclaimed 1976 masterpiece will appear as a numbered, limited-edition Hybrid SACD title, with packaging which features a series of artworks by David Fairbrother Roe.
Inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien and Yes cover artist Roger Dean, Olias Of Sunhillow saw Anderson working almost single-handedly on the top-ten record. Last year he said: “I locked myself away and went crazy out of my brain. If you go to do a solo album you should be by yourself, that’s what I was thinking.
“I came out the other end four months later, and for the first time I put ‘musician’ on my passport knowing that I was a musician.”
He’s continuing work on the sequel, entitled The Songs Of Zamran: Son Of Olias, which he began in 2007, describing it as a “slow-baking cake.”
01. Ocean Song
02. Meeting (Garden Of Geda)
Sound Out The Galleon
03. Dance Of Ranyart
Olias (To Build The Moorglade)
04. Qoquaq Ën Transic
05. Flight Of The Moorglade
06. Solid Space
07. Moon Ra
Song Of Search
08. To The Runner