Yesshows

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Yesshows
Yesshows.jpg
Live album by Yes
Released 24 November 1980
Recorded 17 August 1976–28 October 1978
Genre Progressive rock
Length 78:54
Label Atlantic
Producer Chris Squire
Yes chronology
Drama
(1980)
Yesshows
(1980)
90125
(1983)

Yesshows is the second live album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released in November 1980 on Atlantic Records. The album is compiled of recordings from their 1976, 1977, and 1978 tours from dates in North America and Europe with its mixing supervised by bassist Chris Squire.

Yesshows was remastered and expanded in 2009 by Isao Kikuchi, and published by Warner Music Japan as part of their "Yes SHM-CD Papersleeve" series.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Yesshows (Atlantic K 60142) reached #22 in the UK. It also reached #43 in the US during a chart stay of 12 weeks.

Track listing[edit]

Note: "Parallels" opens with an excerpt from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky.

Side one
No. Title Music Recording date and location Length
1. "Parallels"   Chris Squire 24 November 1977; Ahoy'-Hal, Rotterdam 7:07
2. "Time and a Word"   Jon Anderson, David Foster 27 October 1978; Empire Pool, London 4:06
3. "Going for the One"   Anderson 18 November 1977; Festhalle, Frankfurt 5:22
Side two
No. Title Music Recording date and location Length
1. "The Gates of Delirium"   Anderson, Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Patrick Moraz 17 August 1976; Cobo Hall, Detroit 22:40
Side three
No. Title Music Recording date and location Length
1. "Don't Kill the Whale"   Anderson, Squire 28 October 1978; Empire Pool, London 4:12
2. "Ritual (Nous sommes du soleil) (Part I)"   Anderson, Squire, Howe, Rick Wakeman, White 17 August 1976; Cobo Hall, Detroit 11:48
Side four
No. Title Music Recording date and location Length
1. "Ritual (Nous sommes du soleil) (Part II)"   Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman, White 17 August 1976; Cobo Hall, Detroit 17:07
2. "Wonderous Stories"   Anderson 24 November 1977; Ahoy'-Hal, Rotterdam 3:54

2009 CD[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Reissues[edit]

1987 - Atlantic - CD (Japanese only)
1994 - Atlantic - CD (Remastered)
2009 - 2-CD New Remaster by Isao Kikuchi - Warner Music Japan WPCR-13525/6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay (2011). "Yesshows - Yes | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • AllMusicGuide.com
  • "Top Pop Albums 1955-2001", Joel Whitburn, c.2002