This is the only version of Relayer to have been completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes since 1972. In keeping with all the other releases in this series, Steven Wilson’s approach for new stereo & mixes is to faithfully retain the spirit & sounds of the original album mix, while applying modern mix techniques to bring further clarity to the individual instrument, vocal & overdubs for each track. The songs, instantly familiar to a multitude of Yes fans, remain so, with the new mixes – especially in form – providing a greater sense of space for each voice to be heard. Anderson’s voice seems to join the listener in the room, Howe & Wakeman’s solos glisten with clarity and White & Squire remind all that they were unmatched as a rhythm section during that period.
Sing Me a Song of Songmy (subtitled “A Fantasy For Electromagnetic Tape”) is an album-length composition by avant-garde Turkish composer Ilhan Mimaroğlu, released in 1971. Principle performers include jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and Mimaroğlu himself.
The Lake has curated the music program for By the Lake Festival in both 2015, 2016 and 2017 with a selection of artists from all over the world. With a mixture of new stars, legends and music you did not know you’d love, The Lake has curated programs for By the Lake, that reflects the eclectic music flow that is presented in The Lake Radio.