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YES: 50 LIVE – Double CD and Quadruple Vinyl Sets Released August 2nd

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YES: 50 LIVE

A new live album highlights the legendary band’s 50th Anniversary Tour, which featured founder member Tony Kaye on all shows and Patrick Moraz in Philadelphia, where ten current and former members were on stage together for the encore, ‘Starship Trooper’

Double CD and Quadruple Vinyl sets

Available 2nd August  

YES celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary over the last year with an extensive tour that included shows in Europe, North America and Japan. This year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are back with a new double live album that was recorded during the group’s anniversary tour.

YES 50 LIVE will be available from Rhino on 2nd August as two CDs, or four LPs. On the same day, the music will also be available digitally to download and stream. The cover of YES 50 LIVE was painted by Roger Dean, whose artwork and trademark calligraphy are synonymous with the band’s identity. The CD and vinyl versions both come with an eight-page booklet that includes photographs from the tour taken by the Gottlieb Brothers.

YES 50 LIVE features 13 live performances of key songs that helped make Yes the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. What makes this collection even more extraordinary is the number of band members who are featured. In fact, much of the album was recorded in Philadelphia, a show where ten members of Yes were on stage during the encore (current members) Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Alan White, Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison, Jay Schellen, plus (former members) Tony Kaye, Patrick Moraz, Tom Brislin and Trevor Horn. Patrick Moraz featuring on Soon and Tony Kaye on ‘Yours is no Disgrace’, ‘Roundabout’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

The live performances on YES 50 LIVE seamlessly weave together several eras from the band’s past with songs from 10 different studio albums recorded between 1970 and 2011. Naturally, the collection highlights some of the group’s most important music, including ‘Starship Trooper’, from The Yes Album (1971), ‘Roundabout’ from Fragile (1971) and the title track from ‘Close to the Edge’ (1972). But the new live album also highlights some of Yes’ most adventurous work with an excerpt from ‘The Ancient’, a track that appeared on 1973’s ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’, and ‘Soon’, which is the final section in ‘The Gates Of Delirium’ from 1974’s ‘Relayer’.

This summer, the current members of Yes will extend the band’s 50th-anniversary tour in North America as it headlines ‘The Royal Affair Tour.’ Tour dates can be found here.

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YES 50 LIVE  Track Listing:

4LP

Side One:

‘Close To The Edge’

(i) ‘The Solid Time Of Change’

(ii) ‘Total Mass Retain’

(iii) ‘I Get Up I Get Down’

(iv) ‘Seasons Of Man’

Side Two:

‘Nine Voices (Longwalker)’

‘Sweet Dreams’

‘Madrigal’

‘We Can Fly From Here, Part 1’

Side Three:

‘Soon’ ’Soon’

Side Four:

‘Awaken

Side Five:

‘Parallels’

‘Excerpt From The Ancient’

Side Six:

‘Yours Is No Disgrace’

‘Excerpt From Georgia’s Song And Mood For A Day’

Side Seven:

‘Roundabout’

‘Starship Trooper’

a. ‘Life Seeker’

b. ‘Disillusion’

c. ‘Wurm’

2CD

Disc One

‘Close To The Edge’

(i) ‘The Solid Time Of Change’

(ii) ‘Total Mass Retain’

(iii) ‘I Get Up I Get Down’

(iv) ‘Seasons Of Man’

‘Nine Voices (Longwalker)’

‘Sweet Dreams’

‘Madrigal’

‘We Can Fly From Here, Part 1’

‘Soon’

‘Awaken’

Disc Two

‘Parallels’

‘Excerpt From The Ancient’

‘Yours Is No Disgrace’

‘Excerpt From Georgia’s Song And Mood For A Day’

‘Roundabout’

‘Starship Trooper’

a. ‘Life Seeker’

b. ‘Disillusion’

c. ‘Wurm’

THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR

June

12 – Bethlehem, PA. Sands Bethlehem Event Center

14 – Farmingville, NY, Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater

15 – Atlantic City, NJ, Mark Etess Arena at Hard Rock Casino

20 – Westchester, NY, Westchester County Center

21 – Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE

22 – Baltimore, MD, MECU Pavilion

24 – Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage

25 – Lewiston, NY, Artpark Amphitheater

27 – Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for The Arts

29 – Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

30 – Providence, RI, Bold Point Park                                       

July

3 – Rochester Hills, MI, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

5 – Columbus, OH, Express Live

6 – Aurora, IL, Riveredge Park

8 – Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House

10 – Cary, NC, Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park

12 – Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall

13 – Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Hard Rock Live)

18 – St. Augustine, FL, Saint Augustine Amphitheatre

20 – Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

21 – Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP

24 – Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre

26 – Las Vegas, NV, The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)

27 – Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheater

28 – Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery