Genghis Kon Posted July 30, 2015 Share Posted July 30, 2015 Forgive me if this has been posted, or if it belongs under news. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/jimmy-page-yes-xyz/ Jimmy Page May Release XYZ Tapes of His Aborted Collaboration With Members of Yes by Jeff Giles July 30, 2015 9:20 AM After sitting in the vaults for more than 30 years, demos recorded by a short-lived supergroup featuring Jimmy Page and members of Yes may finally see official release. Page has been talking about getting the tapes out there for years, and as he told Radio.com in a recent interview, hed been mulling over their release shortly before the death of Yes bassist Chris Squire in June, and had been meaning to reach out to Squire and his other partner in the project, Yes drummer Alan White, after he was finally finished with the current round of Led Zeppelin reissues. I havent worked on it. Its something I wanted to do after all the Led Zeppelin stuff was out, noted Page, who says he absolutely wants to arrange for the recordings to be released. I wanted to contact Chris and Alan. The music was really good its the first thing I did after we lost John Bonham. As Page noted, his brief collaboration with Squire and White dubbed XYZ, for ex-Yes and Zeppelin came together after the death of Zeppelin drummer Bonham in September 1980. Still reeling the following spring, Page recalled, I had a studio at the time and they wanted to get together. I thought it was like laying down the gauntlet: Im not curling up under a rock and hiding. Unfortunately, although the budding band recorded a handful of songs, and even managed to briefly involve ex-Zeppelin singer Robert Plant at one point, the project fell apart because, as Squire later put it, It was really a bit too soon after John Bonham departed this world. Looking back now, Plant said, These guys are really, really good, so I had to be really good too. It was really an interesting blend really good music. Getting them out there in the wake of Squires death could serve as a tribute of sorts for Page, who added, That was really sad. He was a phenomenal bass player. Its really sad that weve lost him. Read More: Jimmy Page May Release 'XYZ' Tapes of His Aborted Collaboration With Members of Yes | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/jimmy-page-yes-xyz/?trackback=tsmclip Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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