July 31, 2013 – 6:29 pm

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Charlottesville 2013 [Lostbrook 2.0 Volume 17, 2CD]

Live at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA; July 23, 2013. Very good audience recording.

Instead of a Greatest Hits package, for the current 2013 tour (and possibly into the 2014 tour), Yes have opted to play not one but three albums a night - The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One. (Due to venue time restrictions, some shows will only feature two albums.) And for good measure, they opened the show with Firebird Suite and throw in Roundabout as a bonus.

Thanks to Lostbrook who recorded the show and to cosmicquake for sharing it at Dime.

Lostbrook’s notes:

I’ve been a prisoner of my decades-old Yes experiences, nearly paralyzed while waiting for the perfect Yes lineup. I casually had my eye on tickets for the Warner Theater performance while looking for taping opportunities and had given up the quest due to the lack of good seats when I noticed that Yes was also performing in Charlottesville.

An eleventh row, dead center seat was staring me in the face so I took the plunge mainly to feed my taping addiction. I had a week to pry open my closed mind during which I decided to give this band a chance. I was rewarded with stellar performances from Mr. Howe and Mr. Squire, and it was impossible not to like Jon Davison as he sang these classic songs with pure joy.

I’ve read some recent complaints about various members of the band but my only criticism is too minor to even mention. I’m glad I left my baggage at the door instead of dreaming of the past or some uncertain future. Buy a ticket and see this band while you can. “Here we can be.”

And thanks to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Source: CA-14(omnis) > CA-9200 > Sony M10[24/48]
Transfer: Micro SDHC > PC > WAV > CQ Mastering > FLAC(16/44.1)
Location: 11th row dead center

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Disc 1
Track 101. Firebird Suite (3:05) (5.2MB)
Track 102. Close To The Edge (19:14) (32.3MB)
Track 103. And You And I (11:20) (19.1MB)
Track 104. Siberian Khatru (11:32) (19.4MB)
Track 105. Going For The One (5:54) (9.9MB)
Track 106. Turn Of The Century (8:33) (14.4MB)
Track 107. Parallels (6:35) (11.1MB)
Track 108. Wonderous Stories (4:37) (7.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Awaken (19:13) (32.3MB)
Track 202. Yours Is No Disgrace (10:39) (17.9MB)
Track 203. Clap (3:49) (6.4MB)
Track 204. Starship Trooper (11:10) (18.8MB)
Track 205. I’ve Seen All Good People (7:16) (12.2MB)
Track 206. A Venture (4:29) (7.5MB)
Track 207. Perpetual Change/Band Intros (12:32) (21.1MB)
Track 208. Roundabout (11:26) (19.2MB)

Chris Squire - bass, vocals
Steve Howe - guitars, vocals
Alan White - drums, percussion
Geoff Downes - keyboards
Jon Davison - lead vocals

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  1. 48 Responses to “YES - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 2013”

  2. like foreigner will never be foreigner for me w/o lou i cant see yes w/o jon. i accept the band members should continue putting out music but i dont see how mick jones can be the only surviving member with the name. and while there are 3 important members of yes here and one drama member that i do accept and love i do have an issue of them existing as yes but without jon. i think perhaps they should have maybe adapted a name like for example the affirmative or something similar. i know its not up to me. its just my opinion.

    By darth on Jul 31, 2013

  3. yes needs to consult me about their name.

    By ddddarth on Jul 31, 2013

  4. hey bigo, i was at the b’ham, al show 7.19.13. is it out there? if so, please share it. i’d love to have it for my collection.


    By Ed Saad on Jul 31, 2013

  5. Hmmm, I like a bit of Yes, and with Squire, Howe and White - plus Goeff Downes - they are more than entitled to still call themselves Yes I reckon. As for Foreigner, agreed…not because Lou isn’t singing but because there’s only Mick Jones left of the old band. Lots of bands stayed amazing with a new singer(Alice in Chains, Faith No More) and some got even stepped up to a whole new level - Anthrax with John Bush spring to mind. I’ll download this to see how this guy does, should be interesting.

    By Danzig88 on Jul 31, 2013

  6. who decides who gets to carry a name. eric burdon has gone out as the Animals, there were originally 5 of them so he is only one fifth.
    There have been many incarnations of the byrds ,burrito bros etc , going on tour and in some cases not carrying any original members.
    what is proper protocol here ?

    By sluggo on Jul 31, 2013

  7. I’ll say this, it’s a fine vocal performance. But, I can’t really appreciate it. Jon Anderson’s vocals are so intertwined with the songs that it’s just not right. I DO feel for him, it’s always a tough sled for the guy who’s gotta sound like the original guy–but, THAT’S exactly what’s going on here. He pulls off the deed, but his is the incorrect voice for these songs. At best, he’s doing a Jon Anderson imitation rather than our hearing Anderson’s alto-tenor voice which had a naturally high register. I hope that makes sense. That said, they should continue plugging away with the new guy (if they must) because they still sound great. Lastly, although it’s likely coincidence–it’s a touch creepy that the new guy is also “Jon.” …REALLY creepy if it’s not his real name…

    By Jude Kilgour on Jul 31, 2013

  8. Thank you Big O Amigos. I always appreciate a dose of Yes. Maybe some of it is me trying to recapture time-lost moments, but some memories are worth attempting to recapture. We will see if it passes the Thompson sunset test.
    Be well, James

    By James on Jul 31, 2013

  9. ‘who decides who gets to carry a name.’

    The person who owns the band name or copyrighted band name I’d guess. Which is why one person (like Mick Jones or Eric Burdon probably) can surround himself with a group of hired hands and carry on regardless. By the end of this year I will have seen TWO Sham 69s though - so who would own that band name? How does that work? Puzzling…

    By Danzig88 on Jul 31, 2013

  10. I was fortunate to have seen this show.. IMHO if you haven’t seen them live with this line up.. do yourself a favor and attend one of their shows.. Howe is on fire, Squire is as only Squire can be.. and Jon (new singer) more than holds his own.. to my ears he was not imitating Anderson.. he’s his own person.. the guy before him (Benoit) was “trying” to imitate Anderson and that was his downfall.. he couldn’t pull it off. I was hoping BigO would post a Yes show from this tour and this is extra special since it was my hometown show! Thanks guys!!

    By Tom on Jul 31, 2013

  11. The band name is like a trademark or copyright - the ownership of the name is determined by how the business end of the band is organized, and whoever owns it determines who can or can’t use it. Lynrd Skynrd had (maybe still has) an interesting arrangement where unless a certain number of members from the original era of the band are involved they need the approval of Ronnie van Zandt’s widow to use it for touring or recording.

    By drkrick on Aug 1, 2013

  12. Weren’t they still YES when they recorded Drama? And, btw, there have been 18 members of YES over the years, but only once more than 5 at any given time. Steve Howe and Alan White aren’t founding members, so maybe YES isn’t valid with them in the band. It’s Prog, that’s the way it goes.

    By jdallenx on Aug 1, 2013

  13. drkrick, I did not know that about skynyrd , very interesting thanks for the info.

    By sluggo on Aug 1, 2013

  14. Sorry… just like Queen with Paul Rodgers… it’s better left alone. Jon Anderson;s voice was the leveling of the band in my opinion… peace.

    By Woodstock on Aug 1, 2013

  15. I think its admirable that these bands find a way to continue to bring their fans the music. I agree that its also difficult to listen or even give them a chance when someone crucial is no longer involved. As for bands performing under the original name without any original members is absurd. In this case, its my understanding that Chris Squire owns the rights to the name. You gotta give credit where its due; Jon Anderson is tough to emulate, copy, whatever you want to call it. Maybe Benoit tried too much. He fared much better in his own Yes tribute band before he joined Yes. Trevor Horn wasn’t that well received, but Drama has some excellent tunes. Don’t forget Trevor Rabin split the singing chores with Jon. Rabin also kicked Yes music up a notch. So maybe Yes should give Davison a chance to be his own, and do an album with him. As for Queen and Foreigner, I think Mick Jones and Brian May should find new bands. At least find a way to continue. Its hard to let the music go considering the hits involved, and that’s why they continue.

    By Dave Ammerman on Aug 1, 2013

  16. but with queen they didnt call themselves queen. they called themselves queen & paul rodgers. they didnt try to pull any wool over anyones eyes.
    very often the founding members of a band arent the most famous ones. original singer of ac/dc wasnt bon scott. original singer of deep purple wasnt ian gillan. these are just the most famous line ups.

    yes had another singer recently that i thought was going to be touring with them and did a few shows down under. i remember reading about the shows he did and something else that may have happened. i also read about the cruise where their singer couldnt play in his band as well as yes so he had to forego that one event with yes and just perform with his band. then yes used a previous singer for that one show. i wonder how that cruise went. i never heard. was it benoit that they used for that cruise? i forget. was it recorded?

    btw.. neal schon is trying to get steve perry to discuss some sort of reunion. only time will tell if there will be any performances or recordings done with the two of them. evidently there are discussions underway tho.

    By darth on Aug 1, 2013

  17. jdallenx - yes they were yes on all albums other than when they did the anderson bruford wakeman and howe album(s). i say album(s) because there is a live one out there that corresponds to a brdcst that if i remember correctly was from the shoreline amphitheater. was that in 89? im not looking at my collection but i think it was. the live one i believe was 4 yrs later. there is another live album that came out last year too.
    but my point is that there were two factions of yes from 88-90 and eventually they reformed and combined their efforts again but there was that studio album under the abwh name and the live album and then that other live one last year. hope that helps.

    By darth on Aug 1, 2013

  18. im not looking at my collection but i think it was.

    By ddddarth on Aug 1, 2013

  19. im not looking at my collection but i think it was.

    he `s never wrong folks..seldom right , but NEVER wrong.

    By fast eddy on Aug 1, 2013

  20. I never liked YES for the same reason I never liked Rush. lead singers that hit notes only a dog can hear.
    hard on the system

    By fast eddy on Aug 1, 2013

  21. they called themselves queen & paul rodgers. they didnt try to pull any wool over anyones eyes.

    you think if they had called themselves queen you would have been fooled then ?

    By fast eddy on Aug 1, 2013

  22. Hello folks. Just for grins, where does Pink Floyd fit in on this “members/name” discussion? For the longest time, and still I guess, I am not terribly interested in non-Roger Waters-included live recordings, because as much as I like his music, Floyd sans Waters is to me the “David Gilmore Band.”

    Just for fun in Thompson where we need rain for hay - James

    By James on Aug 1, 2013

  23. OFF THREAD need help.

    does any one have any news about collectors music review site founder Gerard Sparaco ?
    I`ve been trying to access the site and it won`t load.

    By sluggo on Aug 1, 2013

  24. My first concert was Yes in 1975, the Relayer tour. Chris was the reason I started playing bass(well along with The Ox and Phil Lesh). We were all amazed at how the band still has it after all these years. The band (and I include Jon D. and Geoff, hey for me Wakeman and White were “original members” - it’s all in your point of reference I guess) left me thanking them for remembering why I love/fell in love with music in the first place.

    By Paul C. on Aug 2, 2013

  25. read this about gerard sparaco -

    perhaps this will help?

    By darth on Aug 2, 2013

  26. my earliest yes experience was in 71 at gaelic park in the bronx. i remember seeing them again in 72 but it was in 73 that i came to love them and i discovered a friend who i could share my joy of them with. from then on i went to every show i could manage to get my ass to that had any sort of relationship to yes and solo members. i saw pat moraz shows rick wakement shows bill bruford with pat moraz shows steve howe shows and asia including some asia shows where howe just came out for a few songs. i never saw tony kaye live solo or alan white by himself but i have seen chris himself and jon of course. and luckily ive seen other musicians where yes members joined them. one time a steve morse show had howe join him in elizabeth nj. what a hell of an event that was. but admittedly there is nothing like seeing yes live from 72 thru the late 80s.
    if anyone had seen john lennon live in the few shows he had done in 69 theyd have seen alan white on drums.

    By darth on Aug 2, 2013

  27. thank you.
    I wasn`t aware he had passed.

    By sluggo on Aug 2, 2013

  28. Who is this Rick Wakement guy?

    By Rick Wakeman on Aug 2, 2013

  29. yes needs to consult me about their name

    you need to consult w your counselor/keepeer before you get on these boards.

    By bootlick sarge on Aug 2, 2013

  30. It took you two days to come up with this, bootlick?

    By Everyone Else On bigO on Aug 2, 2013

  31. wow.. some shithead caught a typo. i actually didnt type wakement. i type wakeman and 2-4 other bands and artists and one of them included the suffix ‘ment’ and an entire segment got swallowed up and went missing. it doesnt happen all the time but every so often.
    but its easier to just say it was a typo. it shouldnt be that difficult to figure out what it should have read.
    i sure wish i could have seen peter banks perform. evidently there were opportunities for me that i missed. i did see asia with downes several times. my fave being the palladium sitting only feet away from fripp. in fact if not for him i wouldnt have gotten in. he had a group of ppl with him and i just joined the batch as they walked in. tickets were going for $200 and more outside. their first tour i believe may of 82. we sat 4th row slightly to the left.

    some years later yes were on rockline and thankfully no one knew where this radio program was done. i dragged along 2 friends of mine who collected autographs and i think there were 8 members of yes who showed up at that event and i got some incredible shots outside the studio as they were going in. i had never before been able to get so many multiple posed musicians in one shot. i think i got about 3-4 shots like that with different batches of members. sadly i couldnt get one shot of all of them at once. but i do have single shots of every one of them.

    By darth on Aug 3, 2013

  32. “sadly i couldnt get one shot of all of them at once.”

    Probably because you’re such an annoying imbecile.

    By Everyone Else On bigO on Aug 3, 2013

  33. It took you two days to come up with this, bootlick?’

    you think we care what you think?

    Probably because you’re such an annoying imbecile.’

    if that ain’t the pot calling the kettle black-what a tool,lol

    By barf on Aug 3, 2013

  34. barf, you’re like a dose of the clap- before you’re here, there is great pleasure, but once you arrive, you’re a pain in the dong.

    By Everyone Else On bigO on Aug 3, 2013

  35. Just a comment on the continuation of classic bands after key members depart. I recently saw “Foreigner” at a casino in Scottsdale. I went because my daughter’s choir was singing back-up on ‘I Wanna Know What Love Is’ at the end of the show. For the first half of the show, the replacements played hit after hit without Mick Jones, kinda like a tribute band. Mick came on for the last 7-8 tunes. I went because they give the local school choirs a nice little donation to promote music in the schools (and I was a chaperone). However, this “Foreigner” was really only a quality clone of the arena rockers of the past.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Aug 3, 2013

  36. at most of the foreigner shows mick plays the entire gig. he took off a few shows completely because of his heart condition and ultimately the surgery he had recently. when he returned he did partial shows. u may have seen one of these. as far as i know he is back to performing the full sets with the band but perhaps it was a particular nite where he was going to do a full set with them and didnt feel up to par and just didnt. even tho i blame him for the discourse between him and lou i would never wanna see anything happen to him and id rather know that he is doing partial shows when he can than full shows and dropping dead on stage from overdoing it. when i thought we were gonna lose bowie or meatloaf when they collapsed on stage my heart sank. i really dont wanna hear that we lost mick jones during a concert. ya know?
    i saw foreigner in 85 a couple of times with various choirs backing them up on the song i wanna know what love is.. and that song sure comes alive doesnt it? kinda like when u2 used a choir during their 87 tour.

    By darth on Aug 3, 2013

  37. every - evidently im not so annoying that u cant help but read every damned word i type. isnt that ironic?

    By darth on Aug 3, 2013

  38. That’s “Mr. Everyone” to you.

    By Everyone Else On bigO on Aug 3, 2013

  39. I went because my daughter’s choir was singing back-up on ‘I Wanna Know What Love Is’ at the end of the show.

    very cool johnny very cool

    By fast eddy on Aug 3, 2013

  40. Darth, it was just a joke to lighten things up. All you had to do was join in!
    You could have said “You must remember Wakement, he played with Yuss some years ago, along with Jim Anderton, Chris Squits and Steve Hugh. Great band.”
    Sorry if I upset you.

    By Rick Wakeman on Aug 3, 2013

  41. pointing out mistakes that i made is a joke? i didnt see the lol in your posting. had i seen it i may have reaized u were kidding or joking around. as u can see if u look around this site its become something of a hobby for ppl here to spend their energies looking for typos or mistakes i make and pounce on them even if its a single letter. i dont get it but then i never will. dont expect me to join in. sorry.

    By darth on Aug 3, 2013

  42. darth, one thing you`ll never be accused of is having a sense of humor.

    By fast eddy on Aug 3, 2013

  43. Verily, fast eddy, ye speaketh the truth.

    “pointing out mistakes that i made is a joke?”
    Nay, darth, ’tis a foul, bothersome chore.

    “i dont get it but then i never will.”
    Ye gods, do i detect a moment of introspection? Will frogs rain on nearby fields?

    By Everyone Else On bigO on Aug 3, 2013

  44. I do believe that is the first time the words “verily” , and “fast eddy” have been in the same sentence.
    sort of feel funny.
    like the universe has lined up on me or that the guy behind the counter at the munchie mart might at least not ask me for id anymore.

    By fast eddy on Aug 3, 2013

  45. Thanks for posting this. I was curious to hear YES without their original singer.
    It’s strange to me that they would have an impersonator, rather than someone who had a more unique style, like Jon Anderson.
    Still, I guess it’s good that they are still around and sounding OK.

    By Crandall on Aug 5, 2013

  46. Yeah, thanks. I debated going to see the three albums played, thought I’d be OK without Jon Anderson (I love him to death, but then again somebody said “Hey just seeing Steve Howe at these prices!!!!”), but in the end was not feeling well :-(

    So I’ll be really interested to hear this.

    By Toby Montezuma on Aug 5, 2013

  47. Not feeling well, was it Montezuma’s revenge?

    By blue moon on Aug 8, 2013

  48. And, as a footnote, the reason they can still call themselves ‘YES’ was that they agreed that the longest serving member would retain the rights to the name. That is Chris Squire, the only original member of the band.
    Nice share, I think Jon2.0 hits the spot with his vocals.

    By Gmal on Aug 18, 2013

  49. Thanks for the show. Saw them in Indy which was the last of the 2013 U.S. tour. Seats were in the backrow of balcony with nobody on either side of me which was perfect in the sense that I could wig out with no complaints. Show was very very loud, too loud in fact, but after my drunky ears caught up it was fine. Thanks again for this recording. Very nice

    By cooley on Oct 8, 2013

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