Yes: New Live Album Highlights Band's 50th Anniversary Tour Available August 2 From Rhino

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New Live Album Highlights The Legendary Band's 50th Anniversary Tour, Which Featured Founding Member Tony Kaye On All Shows, And Patrick Moraz In Philadelphia, Where 10 Current And Former Members Were On Stage Together For The Encore Performance Of "Starship Trooper"

Available August 2 From Rhino


LOS ANGELES - 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 August 2 as two CDs ($19.98), or four LPs ($79.98). On the same day, the music will also be available digitally to download and stream. For a limited time, will also have exclusive color vinyl versions available while supplies last.

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 10 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 is featured on "Soon" and Tony Kaye is featured 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.


Track Listing:

Disc One

1.    "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" 
2.    "Nine Voices (Longwalker)"
3.    "Sweet Dreams"
4.    "Madrigal"
5.    "We Can Fly From Here, Part 1"
6.    "Soon"
7.    "Awaken"

Disc Two

1.   "Parallels"
2.    "Excerpt From The Ancient"
3.    "Yours Is No Disgrace"
4.    "Excerpt From Georgia's Song And Mood For A Day"
5.    "Roundabout"
6.    "Starship Trooper"
         a.  "Life Seeker"
         b.  "Disillusion"
         c.  "Wurm"


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
16    Holmdel, NJ    PNC Bank Arts Center
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        

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)         
15    New Orleans, LA              Saegner Theatre
16    Sugar Land, TX    Smart  Financial Centre 
18    St. Augustine, FL             Saint Augustine Amphitheatre                       
20    Irving, TX                         The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory            


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