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Happy Birthday MacJams (featuring Jon Anderson of YES; and Tobin Mueller)


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Alimar

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Ladies and gentlemen... Introdicing the latest member of MacJams...

Jon Anderson of "YES"

MacJams Bio Page: Jon Anderson

After almost two years of working with him, I asked him to do a voiceover for MacJams Fifth Anniversary, and he asked me if he could join! This is our gift to MacJams and its wonderful collaborative community.

A short, but SWEET little tribute by:
Jon Anderson: Vocals
Tobin Mueller: B3 Organ
Alimar: String Orchestration

Due to this being a surprise, we couldn't let Admins know... to auto approve a new member's song immediately... so its posted by me.

We Love You, MacJams,
Anderson, Mueller/Alimar
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Uploaded: Feb 09, 2009 - 08:13:06 AM
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2009 - 09:05:49 AM Last Played: Apr 07, 2017 - 09:12:24 AM
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TobinMueller said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Tidings!
What a trip! Man, I want it to keep going and going. Thank you, Alimar, for inviting me to lay down the initial music bed on organ. And thank you, Jon, for adding your voice and spirit. Your voice, Jon, is my favorite of all rock history, piercing into the light of my soul with a preciousness that opens, reverberates, compels. Welcome to MacJams!
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Ed Hannifin said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
What fun!
THAT sure sounds like the genuine article...

Continued welcomes, Jon.... What a cool gift...

Ed
ziti said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
HAHAHA
how very cool is this???

what a nice way to say hello.

hello!

z
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snowdragon said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Far
out ... :)
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said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
YAY!

This is awesome news!

. - Harold & long time fan
thoddi said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Yes
This is fab news. What a treat for macjams to have Jon Anderson onboard. You all did a super job in each contribution to this fun little song, but then you are all great musicians and I'd expect nothing less;)

Special thanks to you Alimar for getting your friend to join:)


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Skean said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Cool
I always loved Jon's voice one of the best ROCK voices in the world.

Welcome to MacJams.. I am looking forward to hear more from you.

Kenta
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Doadars Uncle said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Hey!
Short but sweet...
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Bubowski said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
OMG!
We Have Finally Arrived! How cool is this. Jon's voice has always been my favorite as well, ever since I first listened to Close to the Edge, and has only gotten better through time. Again, welcome to MacJams!

--Graham

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davisamerica said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
good grief
charlie brown ... how cool is this ? very
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edpdx said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
What a treat
to have such a Jon Anderson at MJ.

(I hear you now, best song)
Thank you so much
edpdx
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twonicus said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
more! more!
i agree with The Tobes, it should be longer! like a little happy birthday 'we have heaven'...EXTENDED VERSION?!?

and welcome J.A. one of my original vocal influences.
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TobinMueller said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Shimmering
Isn't this too cool?! You were born to these vocal as they filled the house, made the air shimmer in our living room, and now he is singing over your dad's organ playing. Beyond words cool.

I hope he has time to listen to your tracks, both your solo stuff and what you do in AUDIOCRACY, once he settles in. I think he will recognize his influence.
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thetiler said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
ali-mar-velous
that you can have the opportunity to work with a real pro in the industry! I think Paul Davis (droop) would be really proud and happy that Jon has graced this site! I wish nothing but the best for you and really hope you have more opportunities to work with him. Plus Tobin is great to have along for the ride as well :)
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drakonis said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
That smooth voice
Excellent tribute, wonderful surprise, and very catchy writing/performance by you three, what fun! Welcome to a great community of fun people, Jon. Alimar & Tobin, perfectly apropos music backing!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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lupiroz said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Wooooooow!!!!
no words, only ADMIRATION!!!!!
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Admin said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Wow!
What a truly wonderful and touching surprise!

I am actually in the Carribbean this week on vacation but I had to check in on this great collaboration from afar. I will consider this the day we officially made it big.

Thanks so much for this and for all you do at Macjams!


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Reggie_Pole said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Gulp.
Damn.
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Warren Smith said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Birthday message

Short and sweet - just the way a birthday greeting should be : )

It's nice to see you have returned to your old haunts here at MacJams.
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Char said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
I'm sure
everyone is excited and appreciates the gift. Thank you, gentlemen.
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Dadai.2 said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Yes....
How great is this. Thanks Alimar, Tobin, and Jon Anderson. Gee, what a surprise for MacJams. I remember the first time I saw Yes live.. William and Mary College in 1972, along with Ten Years After. Great memory.

thanks again guys for this interlude.

Jack
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Ibstrat said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Yes
and Steve Howe opened my eyes to music and the incredible things that can be done with the guitar.This is great thanks!
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ShadowofNine said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
haha
Nice touch...I am a big fan not of your YES years rather with your work with Vangelis, to this day I marvel at those songs, and play them on my ipod and mac. That you would take the time to register at a net site like this is well fantastic..I hope yu will actually make it here every once and a while, and perhaps delve into some of the outstanding Artists at this site (of which I am not one) Alimar has long been a favorite of mine, he is a genuine artist....
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SlimGirlFat said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Just
Very Very Cool!
lengold said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Unbelievable
Wonderful. Thank You.
Cheers
Len


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jgurner said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Awesome!
What else can you say?

I mean, really...
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Mcboy said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
can't wait
to hear the first post! and happy birthday macjams!
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ChristopherCihon said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Wow!!
Thank you.

Welcome to MacJams!


Chris
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egobandit said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
YEs!
What a great day for MJ.. I never got over the influence yessongs had on me! Happy mj day too all
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Morning Light said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Wow.....
We are honored here! Thanks for this thoughful and impressive Birthday song! Life is good!
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Diviner said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Short but very sweet
Wow, what talent we have on this track. Dripping and overflowing with musical talent. What a gift. Thanks very much Alimar, enjoyed very much.
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jiguma said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
What an absolute blast!
Welcome again Jon! Its kind of strange hearing such a familiar voice in this context, but so very cool at the same time. Like many others, your voice is one of my all-time favourites from my "younger days", and I'm honoured to be sharing a site with you.

Can somebody give Tobin a drink! I can feel the excitement from here :)

Well done Al!

Oh, the song ..... sounds almost pro ;)

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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TobinMueller said 3027 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
That drink
Thanks. I needed one!
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peacepiano said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Happy Happy
This is a great little piece and exciting news. Welcome to Jon, and special thanks to Alimar andTobin!
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EEFliess said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
HBMJ
WOW!

this is just uber cool!

thank you Jon, Tobin and Alimar!


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mikkinylund said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Simply great!
Everything has already been told, see above... /Mikki
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Feter said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Happy Birthday MacJams
WO ...now people were asking for a theme ..what better than this can be
a theme ...its short ...but SWEET and so promising for more gorgeous
music to sit and listen and enjoy ...thank you Sir for such remarkable
singing ..I couldnt resist that this is Tobins B3 and magical strings
of Ali ...thank you all for this gem ...deepest bow !!!!
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Bob Rodgers said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Yes!
Fantastic!

Welcome Jon!

Bob
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sschedra said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
This makes my day!
All the best of what is MJ right here in this song. Let the music flow!
Stephen
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lavalamp said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Cool Yes
Thanks a bunch for that treat.

Dave
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aclarke said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
We...
Have arrived.

Welcome to Macjams, Jon. Al and Tobin have been the best ambassadors at MJ since the beginning. How appropriate that they escort you in.

Adam
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Vic Holman said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
more please!
Awesome. 3 super talents together.

cool tribute tune and leaves you wanting more.
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LunaTrick said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
The mark of a legendary singer...
Is when you can tell who they are by the first millisecond of the first note - utter uniqueness!

Welcome Jon - can you get Vangelis over here too???
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Scorpjammer said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
You Da Man, Al!
Congrats on the collab, Al and Tobin. Welcome, Jon! What a treat! Longtime Yes fan here. I hope Jon uses Macjams to refine any future projects before any major music releases.

Jam on, guys!


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ka-klick said 3027 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
WOW!
Thanks for the heads up this afternoon Alimar - wish I could have listened then. Welcome Jon. I think I wore the grooves out on my old Yessongs LPs back in the day.
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Willywagga said 3027 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Wowsa
Tres cool I must say, how more distinctive can a voice be. Magic man.



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MarkHolbrook said 3026 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Looking forward
to much more!
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timothy devine said 3026 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
OMG
I must gush a bit...!
I was so addicted to yes music for a very long time in my life.
For me it was a huge part of my life.
Concerts and constant 'Tales' in the car,... to this special moment.
Welcome Jon...thanks to Alimar...and a special thanks for Tobin and his persistent involvement and commitment to improving.
All is good.
I live Close to the Edge
its got streams and trees and moss and a view and its shady with sun beaming in...
and u n I will
be roundabout here
cause
'every little thing'
is soundchasing
enough...
this is so cool
peace
tim
nice birthday diddy too
great to here...
YES, yes!
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Jon_Anderson said 3026 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
very cool.....
thank you for your all of your warm welcome.....excellent.....thank you.....cheers, Jon
maxruehl said 3026 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Wow!
How cool is this?:)
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blaky smith said 3026 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Sweet tribute
Wow, what a nice tribute !
Thank you Alimar...
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damiengh said 3026 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
What a tease
Welcome to MacJams you teaser.

But teased or not, we are certainly pleased by your presence. Have been a fan over the years of your unique voice and harmonies, that catch the ear immediately, sending the listener into a pleasant rendition, at least until a phrase has paused.

Again, welcome.
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_nderscore said 3026 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
holy _
i think i just crapped myself
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ramonaji said 3026 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
COOL!
Oh, that was great!!! Wow!
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artneuro said 3026 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Wow
I guess I gotta run and tell the march hare, tell the moondog, we've got Jon Anderson in our midst! Hooray!
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DeputyDoofy said 3025 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Owner of an...
MJ heart,
(much better than the)
Owner of a 1-bombed song!!!!!!!
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Stun Nutz said 3025 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Wow...
...a milestone for MacJams! Very exciting event, this is...
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Drew Kopr said 3025 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Great introduction
What a voice! Sick.
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FEEL said 3025 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Where's the rest
of the album? Great to have you here Jon. Ever since my brother bought a copy of "Close to the Edge" for my birthday "Yes" has been my all time favorite.

John
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TobinMueller said 3024 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Close To The Edge
That's my favorite album, too. As influential as any Bach or Stravinsky, to me.

I will develop the 25 second thing I sent him next week, make it more like 3-4 minutes. I hope to entice him to create new lyrics and make it a full song. It would be beyond fantastic if it ever turned into an album length project. But we can always dream...
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FEEL said 3024 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Close To The Edge
Is my favorite album as well. Hey Tobin, Alimar and Jon... we would love to hear more.
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Peter Greenstone said 3023 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
great to have you here
It's an honor to have you join us here. A real treat to hear you distinctive voice with a couple of my favorite fellow MacJammer artists. Simple and elegant with the precision of a songbird.
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mowguy3 said 3022 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
To sweet
What a gift.
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davidsmith99 said 3022 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
jon's HB
Still a cool, distinctive sound. :)
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daphna said 3019 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Wow!
how cool is that. I love it. Very nice collab. Thank you all.
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hooverfry said 2991 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Great
fantastic and of course... YES!!
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Bob6stringer said 2929 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Where'd the tune go?
Hey--something's wrong with my Safari Flash player--where'd the tune go?! Yes indeed; Happy belated birthday, MJ, and happy-many more :)

What a nice surprise and giant lift to hear Jon sit in. I've been having a Yes revival since I hooked-up a turntable again. "Olias of Sunhillow" was one of the first disks I put on. And I just bought Topographic Oceans from iTunes. (To the MP3/AAC naysaysers I'll say it sounds great; I had the original on 8-track!)
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Alimar said 2929 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
It plays fine here...
Both Flash and QT. Thanks for your comment!
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tonestones said 2840 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
This is what it is all about
Amazing. What a great tribute.
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JunkyardCutiepie said 2652 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
Ha! Sweet.
so cool. nuff said.
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Mute Albino said 2336 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
NO
don't even have to hear anything to know this is great, been a fan for years. YES without Jon is NO!
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Bass3x said 2163 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
Wow!
Amazing!
Only one person on the planet sounds like that!
Thanks, what a gift. Superb.
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