Thursday, July 02, 2009

Album of the Day

Yesshows, by Yes (1980): Ah, we've hit a milestone in the annual A-Z trek - the first multi-disc album. Sure, there are several single disc albums that are longer, but still, it's worth noting. This is the band's second live set and it appropriately enough focuses on tracks from albums released after Yessongs (save "Time and a Word"). Although it was mostly recorded on the tour(s?) between Tormato and Drama, the two epics are taken from the Relayer tour, and thus feature Pat Moraz on keyboards instead of Rick Wakeman. Not as comprehensive or brilliant as its predecessor, for some folks this was the cap on the definitive Yes era.

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