Saturday, October 3, 2020

Yes stream live version of John Lennon classic Imagine

Yes are streaming a live version of the 1971 John Lennon classic, “Imagine”, as the latest preview to the October 30 release of “The Royal Affair Tour - Live From Las Vegas.”

Tour mate John Lodge from The Moody Blues is featured on guest vocals for the 2019 version of the song, while the original recording included Yes drummer Alan White.

"They put a special film together with footage from that time,” says White. “We played Imagine on the Yes tour, and they'd run it behind me. The first time I saw it, I turned around and went, 'Who the hell is that guy?!'"

The forthcoming live package presents 10 songs from the evening, from set opener and Richie Havens cover, "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed", to 1980’s "Tempus Fugit", rare versions of Paul Simon’s “America” and John Lennon’s “Imagine”, and classic tracks "I've Seen All Good People", "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper."

“The Royal Affair Tour - Live From Las Vegas” will be available in multiple formats, including CD digi sleeve with a 12-page booklet, 2LP gatefold with 12" booklet, and digital.

“The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas”

Release date: October 30

01. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
02. Tempus Fugit
03. Going For The One
04. I’ve Seen All Good People
05. Siberian Khatru
06. Onward
07. America
08. Imagine
09. Roundabout
10. Starship Trooper

See also:

Yes announce Royal Affair Tour live album
Yes announce rescheduled UK leg of Relayer tour
Yes announce rescheduled European tour dates
Yes cancel US shows and Cruise To The Edge appearance over coronavirus pandemic
Yes announce spring US shows
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