Thursday, June 17, 2021

Jon Anderson - 3 Ships (1985)

Jon Anderson - 3 Ships (1985)


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Jon Anderson - 3 Ships


Side One

"Save All Your Love" 1:23

"Easier Said Than Done" 4:14

"3 Ships" 3:43

"Forest of Fire" 3:31

"Ding Dong! Merrily on High" 1:58

"Save All Your Love (Reprise)" 3:10


Side Two

"The Holly and the Ivy" 3:07

"Day of Days" 3:36

"2000 Years" 0:57

"Where Were You?" 3:55

"O Holy Night" 4:16

"How It Hits You" 5:12

"Jingle Bells" 0:31




Jon Anderson Band Members / Musicians

Jon Anderson: Lead Vocals

"Beyond War Philharmonic" – Orchestration

Concert Master: Paul Cheng

Conducted by Bob Esty

Gospel Choir: Calvary Baptist Church, Santa Monica

Inspirational Choir, courtesy of Pastor Robert de France Jr.

Choir Director: William Bryant II

Children's Choir: "Reach for the Stars Singers"

Choir Director: Marta Woodhull

Sandra Crouch & Friends: Directed by Andre and Sandra Crouch & Gary Lanier

Sandra Crouch: special guest Duet Vocals on "Oh Holy Night"

Jade Anderson: Additional Vocals on "Jingle Bells"

Rhett 'Pepsi' Lawrence: Fairlight CMI,

Mike Marshall GB: Keyboards, orchestration

Trevor Rabin and Elliot Easton: Guitar

Frankie Banali & Ric Parnell: Drums & Percussion

Paulinho da Costa: Percussion

Novi Novog: Electric Viola




3 Ships is the 4th solo album by Yes lead singer Jon Anderson, released on Elektra Records in 1985. It includes versions of traditional Christmas carols as well as original material by Anderson. The album title references the song "I Saw Three Ships", which states, "I saw three ships come sailing in, on Christmas day in the morning". It was dedicated to the organisation Beyond War. Trevor Rabin plays guitar on the album.

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