As fractured as the YES experience has been over the last decades, there’s still enough strong original talent in the official YES to make a genuine YES album. For many, the Howe-led team with Alan White, and newer members (Original bassist, Chris Squire passed in 2015) is a great experience despite the availability of Rick Wakeman and original lead singer and architect, Jon Anderson.  Differences aside, YES is a top draw live.

On July 19, Rhino will help YES celebrate a well-documented 50th Anniversary with the release of 50 Live. The live selections for this new set will be drawn from the US leg of their 50th Anniversary tour, with most of the performance tracks selected from their two-day stint at The Fillmore in Philadelphia on July 20 and 21 in 2018.

YES 50 Live will provide 13 2019 performance songs from across the band’s extensive catalog. 50 Live will be released as a 2CD set, DD, and a 4LP set.

50 LiveYES

CD1
01 Close To The Edge
02 Nine Voices (Longwalker)
03 Sweet Dreams
04 Madrigal
05 We Can Fly From Here, Pt. 1
06 Soon
07 Awaken

CD2
01 Parallels
02 Excerpt from The Ancient
03 Yours Is No Disgrace
04 Excerpt From Georgia’s Song and Mood For A Day
05 Roundabout
06 Starship Trooper

By MARowe

10 thoughts on “Yes Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 50 Live Set”
  1. It’s just not Yes for me without Anderson. More like a Yes cover band. This just makes me sad.

    1. Bruce White, this shows that you really do not know the dynamics of YES. The vocals are handled quite capably, while it is Steve Howe’s guitar that has always made or broke the sound of the band. Just listen to how awful and poppish they sounded with Trevor Rabin on guitar in the 80s!

    2. To Yes fans, it’s still Yes. Anderson worshippers can keep right on worshipping Anderson as they/you please. (It’s not for me, but have at it.)

  2. No Anderson, no Squire, no Wakeman = No Yes.
    I now consider Yes a franchise and not a band. Sometimes guys just don’t know when to call it a day. As long as there are fans still enjoying the music and experience of seeing them live then more power to them, but I am not one of them and as far as I am concerned Yes might as well be Rush or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath….. done.

  3. At least Roundabout and Starship Trooper are on it, because they haven’t been played live in ages, and aren’t on any of the their most recent live releases……..

  4. No Anderson, no Wakeman= no Yes…
    Listening to the newer members talk about the older classics like they were their songs and actually had nothing to do with them is a travesty…..Sorry

  5. Zero interest in more musical Madame Tussauds which is about as much as what Yes was about as Mike Loves’ touring version of the Beach Boys was what the Beach Boys were about.
    Check out Anderson’s current tour clips on YouTube for his fresh reimagining of classic Yes songs. Alan White’s oft-repeated “Yes are always looking over the horizon” turns out to be just a bunch of hype. The official Yes are now purely a nostalgia act, 100%.
    It’s their former vocalist and co-founder of the band that’s actually constantly looking over that horizon.

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