Monday, March 2, 2015

Yes to release 1972 live recordings

Progressive rockers Yes will release two live collections of newly-discovered recordings from their acclaimed 1972 world tour on May 19.

The material will be available as a 14-disc box set entitled “Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two”, as well as a 10-song, 2-disc set, “Highlights From Seventy-Two.”

Yes were recorded in concert over 7 shows in the fall of 1972 as part of a tour in support of their 5th studio album, “Close To The Edge.”

The run was Yes’ first with drummer Alan White after he stepped in to replace Bill Bruford, who appeared on “Close To The Edge” before leaving to join King Crimson. White only had three days to learn the band’s live show before his first night on stage with singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and keyboardist Rick Wakeman.

Recorded three months into the tour, these performances capture how quickly the new line-up came together musically as they navigate hits like “Roundabout,” and complex pieces like “And You and I.”

“Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two”

Release date: May 19

Oct 31, 1972 – Maple Leaf Gardens – Toronto, ON
Nov 01, 1972 – National Arts Centre English Theatre – Ottawa, ON
Nov 11, 1972 – Duke University, Durham, NC
Nov 12, 1972 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Nov 14, 1972 – University Of Georgia, Athens, GA
Nov 15, 1972 – Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN
Nov 20, 1972 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

“Highlights From Seventy-Two”

Release date: May 19

Disc One

1 – Opening (Excerpt From Firebird Suite) (Uniondale)
2 – Siberian Khatru (Uniondale)
3 – I’ve Seen All Good People (Uniondale)
a. Your Move
b. All Good People
4 – Heart Of The Sunrise (Knoxville)
5 – Clap/Mood For A Day (Greensboro)
6 – And You And I (Durham)
a. Cord Of Life
b. Eclipse
c. The Preacher The Teacher
d. Apocalypse

Disc Two

1 – Close To The Edge (Durham)
a. The Solid Time Of Change
b. Total Mass Retain
c. I Get Up I Get Down
d. Seasons Of Man
2 – Excerpts From The Six Wives Of Henry VIII (Greensboro)
3 – Roundabout (Toronto)
4 –Yours Is No Disgrace (Greensboro)

See also:

Yes reveal 2015 Cruise To The Edge lineup
VIDEO: Yes preview new live package from Bristol
VIDEO: Yes premiere I’ve Seen All Good People from expanded live DVD
VIDEO: Yes premiere Owner Of A Lonely Heart from expanded live DVD
Search Yes at hennemusic