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Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman
Tokyo 2017 [
Xavel Silver Masterpiece Series - SMS 122, 2CD]
Live at the
Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan; April 19, 2017 (Third Night). Very good audience recording (plus multiple EX+ IEM sources).

Thanks to andy988 for sharing the show at Dime.

andy988 noted:

Third and final night in Tokyo. Well, this is as close as anyone will get to a SBD show without it actually being one. This show is from the fantastic Xavel label. The show uses an EX+ audience source for ambience coupled with several IEM sources to create a perfect matrix recording that sounds better than some official live releases. So, until Live at the Apollo arrives (at least in audio), this is as close as you’re going to get to a perfect sounding show.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro/Orchestral arrangement of Perpetual Change Theme 1:42
Track 102. Cinema 2:21
Track 103. Perpetual Change 7:02
Track 104. Rick Wakeman Keyboard Intro/Hold On 7:31
Track 105. I’ve Seen All Good People 8:02
Track 106. Jon Anderson Intro/Drum Solo 3:42
Track 107. Lift Me Up 7:23
Track 108. And You And I 11:05
Track 109. Rhythm of Love 6:41
Track 110. Heart of the Sunrise 11:15
67 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Changes 7:19
Track 202. The Meeting 4:20
Track 203. Awaken 23:01
Track 204. Make it Easy (Intro)/Owner of a Lonely Heart 12:14
Track 205. Roundabout 6:56
Track 206. Outro/Life on Mars (Piano solo version by Rick Wakeman) 2:43
57 mins

Jon Anderson - vocals, acoustic guitar
Trevor Rabin - electric guitar, vocals
Rick Wakeman - keyboards
Iain Hornal - bass
Louis Molino III - drums

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  1. 21 Responses to “YES - TOKYO, APRIL 19, 2017 (THIRD NIGHT)”

  2. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By John on Dec 21, 2018

  3. thanks

    By Leigh on Dec 21, 2018

  4. Another geezer fest . John Anderson and Rick Wakeman are really the only true Yes members . These other guys I never heard of . Anderson and Wakeman are both old as Mathusala now / 80 maybe ? Cmon ‘ Yes was an awesome prog rock band in the 70s . Post 70s shows . Also no Cris Squire ‘ Steve Howe/ Bruford etc so it’s not even real Yes .

    By Pat Grooms on Dec 21, 2018

  5. To me it’s like Mike Loves traveling circus of oldies but goodies . He gets various musicians to tour with him and still calls himself The Beach Boys . Reprehensible.

    By Pat Grooms on Dec 21, 2018

  6. Bill Bruford barely counts as a Yes stalwart these days as he has done so much other work with other bands, Chris Squire is dead and Steve Howe is a serial leaver having left three times so you work with who you can rely upon I guess. The voice of Anderson will in most fans minds be forever associated with the centre of the band and Rick of course gave them their biggest triumphs some might say. Geezers what wrote and sung it still can. If you don’t like it don’t listen. The fans who still turn out in the thousands to see them know otherwise.

    By swappers on Dec 21, 2018

  7. Thanks for this one Big O! Any chance you could post something from the most recent King Crimson tours?

    By Tom on Dec 21, 2018

  8. Although different sounding, I like this group.

    By ScarRad on Dec 21, 2018

  9. Amazing staff.I wish that The training members of The old days of Yes were all in gere. Unfortenately due to various reasons that is not possible,so this is as Good as it get. Great sound and Amazing music. Thanks.

    By nuno de almeida pinho on Dec 21, 2018

  10. Interesting line-up and choice of material.

    Keep it coming, BigO - thank you.

    By Brian Griffin on Dec 21, 2018

  11. The Yes saga is one of rock’s longest and most farcical! They’ve split and reformed in countless permutations over the decades but I think Chris Squire’s decision to replace Jon Anderson with a tribute band singer (initially to cover Jon having throat problems)on a permanent basis, refusing to allow Jon to return was the most damaging move of all. Wakeman made clear his unhappiness and frustrations about that situation and when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Wakeman tweeted with sadness that any kind of reunion with Steve Howe and Alan White was never gonna be possible. Don’t also forget that Bill Bruford retired about a decade ago so is never gonna be available again so for those who want their fix of Yes music, this is about the best they’re gonna get.

    For some, Yes can’t be Yes without Squire whilst for others it can’t be without Anderson. I can understand and respect the views of both camps as it was Squire and Anderson who formed the band but… as things are now, it’s never gonna please everybody.

    By Bruce Skywater on Dec 21, 2018

  12. If you aren’t smart enough to know that Trevor Rabin is a crucial member of the Yes family then you should embrace looking really stupid in public. btw, an extraordinary sounding audience boot.

    By Lenny Pincus on Dec 21, 2018

  13. Thank you Big O amigos. Any performances from the Relayer tour would be appreciated. Thank you again and Merry Christmas,
    James from Thompson.

    By James Smith on Dec 21, 2018

  14. Fantastic!! Thanks BigO!!!!

    By oneL on Dec 22, 2018

  15. Absolutely Stellar !

    By Elvis O'Neill on Dec 22, 2018

  16. To me Jon Anderson is irreplaceable because of his voice / voice like no other , Squire and Howe also essential. Interesting sound here though. My favorite period was the Fragile/ Close to the edge days 71 thru 73 74 like most people.

    By Bill on Dec 22, 2018

  17. Rumor has it this was / is a band of lil uns

    By U L E on Dec 22, 2018

  18. @ Pat Grooms … you’ve never heard of Trevor Rabin ? :|

    BigO … thank you for posting this one :)

    By cbyfan22 on Dec 24, 2018

  19. Is this the same setlist as Live at the Apollo BUT without the fake audience noise?

    By zulzappa on Dec 27, 2018

  20. Fantastic sounding recording. Any chance discs 3 through 6 will be posted?

    By John:D on Dec 31, 2018

  21. Thanks, BigO.. ARW was amazing at the Greek theater last year. I’m waiting for them to come back!! Thanks for sharing

    By DanC on Jan 3, 2019

  22. I just love such geezers ! Prog geezers rock !

    By Τheo on Jan 7, 2019

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