Union Live is a live album from the tour promoting the studio album Union plus the seventies classics.
It was recorded at the California Shoreline Amphitheatre on the November 22nd, 1991.
5 members of Yes weren’t enough this time. Yes had splintered into a Chris Squire led group called Yes and the old members of Yes had formed a competing group called Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe. This was a genuine union based on re-uniting the two strands of Yes.
Jon Anderson: lead vocals / rhythm guitar / tambourine
Steve Howe: guitar / vocals
Trevor Rabin: guitar / vocals
Tony Kaye: keyboards / sound effects
Rick Wakeman: keyboards / synthesisers
Chris Squire: bass / vocals
Alan White: acoustic drums / percussion
Bill Bruford: electric drums / percussion
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Yes 9012 Live The Solos is a live album by progressive rock group Yes.
It was recorded in Dortmund, Germany in June 1984 and in Edmonton, Canada in September 1984.
It focuses on songs from the studio album 90125 and solos from the individual band members who at this stage were:
Jon Anderson – Lead vocals, Keyboards
Chris Squire – Bass guitar, vocals
Trevor Rabin – guitars, vocals
Tony Kaye – Keyboards, vocals
Alan White – Drums, vocals
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An Evening of Yes Music Plus is a live album by Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.
At this stage another group with Chris Squires, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye and Alan White were performing under the Yes brand name.
It was recorded at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on the 9th September 1989. It was released in 1993 and re-released in 2006.
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Yes Something’s Coming The BBC Recordings is a live compilation album by Yes. It is made up of songs recorded by the BBC.
(also called Beyond and Before: BBC Recordings 1969–1970)
This is the early stuff before they developed the sound they are known for from The Yes Album onwards and is played by the original members of Yes.
Jon Anderson – vocals
Peter Banks – guitars
Tony Kaye – keyboards
Chris Squire – bass, vocals
Bill Bruford – drums
Peter Banks went on to form Flash but didn’t do a great deal musically after leaving Yes.
Tony Kaye formed Badger and Detective and played on one album with Badfinger. He returned to Yes in the 1980s and 1990s and played on the albums 90125, 9012Live The Solos, Big Generator, Union and Talk.
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Please cast your votes to help people to find the best live albums by Yes and Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (what’s in a brand name?)
I’ll be amazed if Yessongs doesn’t win (and it stands a chance to be recognised as the greatest progressive rock live albums too).
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I understand that Chris Squire owns the right to the Yes band name. This gives the other famous members a problem when they want to record or tour.
The solution is the creation of Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.
They’ve done a couple of live albums so far. Continue reading Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Live Albums
Yesshows is the second live album from Yes and captures the group live between 1976 and 1978. This is when Yes and the other dinosaur bands were being challenged by punk.
During the period Yes changed keyboard players with Patrick Moraz leaving and Rick Wakeman returning. Moraz plays on the two very long tracks, The Gates of Delirium and Ritual – Nous Sommes du Soleil with Wakeman on the others.
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Yessongs was the first live album by progressive rock group Yes in 1972 and it was a triple promoting the Fragile and Close To The Edge studio albums. It is now a double CD.
This album challenges the idea that progressive rock live albums aren’t exciting. I’ve even wondered myself whether some groups are better in the studio than live but Yes show they are terrific.
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