3 Ships is the fourth 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.
The 'Holiday Card Pack, Jon Anderson Special Edition' came with a personal autograph from Jon, as well as a set of five Christmas cards. Each card displayed an image of an Anderson watercolour painting.
3 Ships was reissued on Compact Disc in 2007. This remastered '22nd Anniversary Edition' contains all of the album's original songs, plus five bonus tracks, two of which were previously unreleased.
The album received only a single star from Sounds reviewer Hugh Fielder, who called it a "soppy retreat from realism".
Track listing (Original 1985 LP version)
"Save All Your Love" 1:23
"Easier Said Than Done" 4:14