9012Live: The Solos

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9012Live: The Solos
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Live album by Yes
Released 7 November 1985
Recorded 24 June 1984 at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany and 28 September 1984 at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genre Progressive rock
Length 33:55
Label Atco
Producer Yes
Yes chronology
90125
(1983)
9012Live: The Solos
(1985)
Big Generator
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]

9012Live: The Solos is the third live album by English rock band Yes, released as a mini-LP on 7 November 1985 by Atco Records. Recorded during their 1984 world tour in support of their eleventh studio album, 90125 (1983), the album features a selection of solo tracks performed by each of the five band members, plus live versions of two songs from 90125.[2] The album was an accompany release to the band's 1985 concert film, 9012Live. In 2009, the album was reissued in Japan by Isao Kikuchi for Warner Music Japan, with two bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Note: "Si", "Solly's Beard", and "Soon" were recorded on 24 June 1984 at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. All other tracks were recorded on 28 September 1984 at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta. "Hold On", "Changes", "City of Love", and "It Can Happen" are part of the soundtrack to the movie 9012Live.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hold On"Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson6:44
2."Si"Tony Kaye2:31
3."Solly's Beard"Trevor Rabin4:45
4."Soon"Anderson2:08
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Changes"Rabin, Anderson, Alan White6:58
2."Amazing Grace"Traditional, arr. Squire2:14
3."Whitefish"Squire, White8:33

2009 reissue[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
8."City of Love"Rabin, Anderson 
9."It Can Happen"Squire, Anderson, Rabin 

"Hold On" and "Changes" are live versions of tracks from 90125, while "Soon" is a new arrangement of the final ballad segment from 1974's "The Gates of Delerium". The instrumental "Whitefish" was written by Chris "Fish" Squire and Alan White (hence the track title) and is based on a medley of elements from three previous Squire-written Yes tracks: his 1972 bass showcase "the fish", the bassline from 1980's "Tempus Fugit" and a portion of 1974's "Sound Chaser". Both "Si" and "Solly's Beard" were original pieces new to this release: the first a Tony Kaye synthesizer and organ piece (at one point quoting Bach's "Toccata & Fugue in D minor") and the latter a fast-picked Trevor Rabin acoustic guitar solo, named after his dog and written/performed in the vein of 1970s jazz fusion guitarists such as Al di Meola and John McLaughlin. Versions of "Soon", "Solly's Beard" and "Whitefish" would be variously performed on subsequent Yes tours in the 1990s and 2000s.

Release[edit]

The album reached No. 44 in on the UK Albums Chart and No. 81 on the U.S. Billboard 200 during a chart stay of eleven weeks.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Yes
Production
  • Yes – production
  • Alan Santos – production manager
  • Paul Massey – engineer
  • Paul de Villiers – engineer, sounds
  • Merle McLain – lighting director
  • Lookout Management – management
  • Rex King – tour management
  • Bill Ludwig – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Paul. 9012Live: The Solos review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-22.
  2. ^ Collins, Paul. "9012 Live: The Solos – Yes". Allmusic. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top Pop Albums 1955–2001", Joel Whitburn, c.2002