Jon Anderson ‎– Olias Of Sunhillow

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Jon Anderson's first solo album, a progressive rock concept album released in 1976, reaching #8 in the UK charts and breaking into the US Top 50. The album sleeve features artwork by the artist David Roe.

The album tells the story of an alien race and their journey to a new world due to catastrophe. Olias, the title character, is the chosen architect of the glider Moorglade, which will be used to fly his people to their new home. Ranyart is the navigator for the glider, and Qoquaq is the leader who unites the four tribes of Sunhillow to partake in the exodus.

Tracklist

Ocean Song
Meeting (Garden Of Geda)
Sound Out The Galleon
Dance Of Ranyart
Olias (To Build The Moorglade)
Qoquaq Ën Transic
Naon
Transic Tö
Flight Of The Moorglade
Solid Space
Moon Ra
Chords
Song Of Search
To The Runner

Versions (59)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K50261 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TP 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic TP 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
A8TC 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic A8TC 18180 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
K8.50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic K8.50261 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CS 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(Cass, Album) Atlantic CS 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
K4.50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(Cass, Album) Atlantic K4.50261 UK 1976 Sell This Version
460.000 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(Cass, Album) Atlantic 460.000 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
AC-18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(Cass, Album) Atlantic AC-18180 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
K50261 (K 50261-B) Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album) Atlantic K50261 (K 50261-B) Germany 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 18180 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 18180 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 18180 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180, R-140348 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Atlantic, RCA Music Service SD 18180, R-140348 US 1976 Sell This Version
K50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K50261 France 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
60.000, 66.000 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 60.000, 66.000 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
K50261, ATL 50 261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic K50261, ATL 50 261 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
HATS 421-198 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic HATS 421-198 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
P-10192A Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic P-10192A Japan 1976 Sell This Version
K50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K50261 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 18180 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
ATL50261, K50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL50261, K50261 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 18180 US 1976 Sell This Version
W 50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic W 50261 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
K50261, ST 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic K50261, ST 18180 UK 1976 Sell This Version
HATS 421-198 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic HATS 421-198 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
P-10192A Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Atlantic P-10192A Japan 1976 Sell This Version
none Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl, Gat) Not On Label none Germany 1976 Sell This Version
50-16.024 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, gat) Music Hall 50-16.024 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
P-6532A Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic P-6532A Japan 1979 Sell This Version
SD 16021 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16021 US 1980 Sell This Version
AMCY 18 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY 18 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
AMCY-18 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic AMCY-18 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AMCY-18 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic AMCY-18 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
AMCY-4045 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY-4045 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
7567-80273-2 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, WMM) Atlantic 7567-80273-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, Unofficial) Agat Company Ltd. none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
WOU 8180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album) Wounded Bird Records WOU 8180 US 2006 Sell This Version
ARC-8061 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Arcàngelo, Atlantic ARC-8061 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
AFZ 156 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RM) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ 156 US 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR 16320 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Atlantic WPCR 16320 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
MOCCD13846 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, RP) Music On CD MOCCD13846 Netherlands 2020 Sell This Version
QECLEC22478 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, Multichannel) Esoteric Recordings QECLEC22478 UK & Europe 2021 Sell This Version
QECLECLP2748 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Ltd, RM, 45t) Esoteric Recordings, Cherry Red Music Ltd., WEA International Inc. QECLECLP2748 UK, Europe & US 2021 Sell This Version
none Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) none Europe Unknown
7567-80273-2 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic 7567-80273-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-18 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Atlantic (2) AMCY-18 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-18 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Atlantic (2) AMCY-18 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY-18 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, RM) EastWest Japan, Atlantic AMCY-18 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
AMCY 18 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(CD, Album, Unofficial) Atlantic (2), MMG Inc. (2) AMCY 18 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP) Atlantic ATL 50261 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 50261, K50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50261, K50261 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
K50261 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K50261 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K50261, ATL 50 261, (ST18180) Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic K50261, ATL 50 261, (ST18180) Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 18180 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 18180 Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 18180 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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christophermt

christophermt

August 19, 2021
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, CD, Album, RE, RP, MOCCD13846
Is this a remaster? Any info on who did the remastering? Is it the same as the 2021 RSD remaster?
tomwebb101

tomwebb101

July 31, 2021
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, LP, Ltd, RM, 45t, QECLECLP2748
Lovely audio, Esoteric have done some great remasterings. Sadly on first attempt its not a great pressing for me, non filled on track 1 and quite noisy throughout side one to boot in the quieter passages which this album has a fair few of. Somehow its warped as well but not too badly
kozakjj

kozakjj

July 23, 2021
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, LP, Ltd, RM, 45t, QECLECLP2748
The Artwork is cloudy and it is not a textured cover as the original. The sound quality is digital. Esoteric definitely used their 24/96 file which was used on their DVD\CD release of this LP. Worst fifty bucks I ever spent. RSD is going down hill in quality and up hill on price.
mehtdosa11

mehtdosa11

July 22, 2021
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, LP, Ltd, RM, 45t, QECLECLP2748
Anyone know how many copies of this limited edition were pressed?
iqsadact

iqsadact

July 18, 2021
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, LP, Ltd, RM, 45t, QECLECLP2748
Hi all
Bar code not withstanding, is the sleeve embossed or matte as per the original. I passed on RSD.
If it is embossed / matte then I’ll see if there are any left.
Carl
highmooon

highmooon

July 17, 2021
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, LP, Ltd, RM, 45t, QECLECLP2748
I ordered one online waiting for the arrival. But disappointed barcode is printed directly on the jacket spoiling the original design!
midniteinjuansan

midniteinjuansan

July 17, 2021
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, LP, Ltd, RM, 45t, QECLECLP2748
How does this pressing sound? I've never heard a bad pressing of this classic. Wondering how this RSD release measures up to an original?
nandika1981

nandika1981

September 25, 2020
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, CD, Album, RE, RP, MOCCD13846

Crappy mastering, tiny album covers (only 4 pages), it should be half this price
MusicMeadows

MusicMeadows

August 11, 2020
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, LP, Album, Gat, K50261
I love this album which I bought aged 13 upon its original release day. I was a huge Yes can loving Close to the Edge and Relayer as my top faves. The day I placed this on my mates mum's record player was, well interesting !!! The room went quiet and nobody said anything. Was it a good sign or not ?
Well after playing both sides the overall reaction was " well what on earth was that" ?????

Yes it is devisive, but it is also along with Fish out of Water one of the two best Yes solo releases ever. It is nothing, and I mean nothing, like Yes music. More Japanese in style and sound. But once you have become accustomed to it, you might find it simply irresistible. I sold my original version but regretted it. So I sought out a cd version only to find you only get a tiny portion of the albums artwork and of course, it's so tiny you cannot see anything. So I sought out an original edition via an online store and bingo I am in heaven again. This copy will never leave my home again but the vinyl must only weigh 85 grams of so. But it was 1976 and we had an oil crisis on didn't we ?
This is proper progressive music. Cannot use the word rock as there is no element of rock here at all, very ethereal music, almost photo ambient?
avalonrick

avalonrick

October 30, 2019
referencing Olias Of Sunhillow, CD, Album, RE, WMM, 7567-80273-2
Item does not contain “booklet” as such. Just reproduction of cover front rear and inlay.