Wednesday, May 13, 2015

VIDEO: Yes preview Progeny package

Yes are sharing a preview of their forthcoming package, “Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two.”

Due May 19, the 14-disc box set presents seven concerts from a fall 1972 tour in support of their 5th studio album, “Close To The Edge.”

A video clip previews the artwork for the project, created by longtime Yes associate Roger Dean, accompanied by live audio of the group’s classic track, “Roundabout.”

The 1972 tour 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.

The material will also be available as a 10-song, 2-disc set, “Highlights From Seventy-Two.”

The current version of Yes recently announced a summer co-headlining tour of North America with Toto.

The 5-week, 26-date run opens August 7 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

See also:

Yes announce North American tour with Toto
Yes to release 1972 live recordings
Yes reveal 2015 Cruise To The Edge lineup
VIDEO: Yes preview new live package from Bristol
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