Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center

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Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center
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Live album by Yes
Released 3 July 2015 (Europe)
10 July 2015 (North America)
Recorded 12 August 2014 at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Genre Progressive rock
Label Frontiers Records
Producer Yes
Yes chronology
Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two
(2015)Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two2015
Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center
(2015)
Topographic Drama – Live Across America
(2017)Topographic Drama – Live Across America2017

Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center is a live album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released on CD and DVD, LP, and Blu-ray on 3 July 2015 in Europe and on 10 July 2015 in North America on Frontiers Records. It is a partial recording of the band's concert on 12 August 2014 at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona as a part of their 2014–15 Heaven & Earth Tour.

Background[edit]

Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center is a sequel to Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome, which featured the albums Going for the One and The Yes Album performed in their entirety, in track order. Likewise, Yes at the Mesa Arts Center features complete performances of the albums Close to the Edge and Fragile.[1] Two songs ("Believe Again" and "The Game") from the band's most recent studio album Heaven & Earth were performed, but have been excluded so that the complete Like It Is set contains just the four albums.

It is of note that the Close to the Edge album was usually played in reverse order during the tour, but for this release it was changed to the original order. This is the final live recording featuring Chris Squire, who died shortly before its release.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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"
Jon Anderson, Steve Howe19:11
2."And You and I"
  • I. "Cord of Life"
  • II. "Eclipse"
  • III. "The Preacher, the Teacher"
  • IV. "Apocalypse"
  • Anderson; themes by Bill Bruford, Howe, Chris Squire10:58
    3."Siberian Khatru"Anderson, Howe, Rick Wakeman9:52
    Disc two
    No.TitleWriter(s)Length
    1."Roundabout"Anderson, Howe8:34
    2."Cans and Brahms"Johannes Brahms, arranged by Wakeman1:41
    3."We Have Heaven"Anderson1:31
    4."South Side of the Sky"Anderson, Squire9:35
    5."Five Per Cent for Nothing"Bruford0:42
    6."Long Distance Runaround"Anderson3:36
    7."The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"Squire3:15
    8."Mood for a Day"Howe3:03
    9."Heart of the Sunrise"Anderson, Squire, Bruford11:41

    Personnel[edit]

    Yes
    Production

    References[edit]

    1. ^ Lifton, Dave (14 May 2015). "Yes to Release 'Like It Is' Concert DVD". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 17 May 2015.

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