Complete List Of Yes Live Albums And Songs

Yes Live Albums

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This Complete List Of Yes Live Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Yes Live albums. The band was first formed in 1968  The group hails from the city of London in the United Kingdom. All these exciting Yes Live albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Yes Live  album as well as all original Yes Live album covers. Every Yes Live album listed below showcases the entire Yes Live album tracklisting.

YES LIVE ALBUMS

Yessongs

Released 1973

Yessongs is considered one of the greatest live albums in rock history and captures Yes at the peak of their 1970s form. It reached No. 7 on the UK Album Chart and No. 12 on the US Billboard 200.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitar, Chris Squire on bass, Rick Wakeman on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. The album was produced by Yes and Eddie Offord. It was released on Atlantic Records. The album was recorded at multiple venues during their 1972 tour.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Opening (Excerpt from ‘Firebird Suite’)” – 3:45
  2. “Siberian Khatru” – 8:50
  3. “Heart of the Sunrise” – 11:26
  4. “Perpetual Change” – 14:08
  5. “And You and I” – 9:55
  6. “Mood for a Day” – 2:52
  7. “Excerpts from ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII'” – 6:35
  8. “Roundabout” – 8:33
  9. “I’ve Seen All Good People” – 7:00
  10. “Long Distance Runaround/The Fish” – 13:45
  11. “Close to the Edge” – 18:41
  12. “Yours Is No Disgrace” – 14:23
  13. “Starship Trooper” – 9:25

Yesshows

Released 1980

Despite its title, Yesshows was actually released in 1980 and is a double album featuring live performances from 1976 to 1978. It reached No. 22 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 43 on the US Billboard 200.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitar, Chris Squire on bass, Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. It was released on Atlantic Records. The album was recorded at various locations between 1976 and 1978.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Parallels” – 7:07
  2. “Time and a Word” – 4:06
  3. “Going for the One” – 5:22
  4. “The Gates of Delirium” – 22:40
  5. “Don’t Kill the Whale” – 4:12
  6. “Ritual (Nous sommes du soleil)” – 21:35
  7. “Wonderous Stories” – 3:54

9012 Live: The Solos

Released 1985

This live album focuses on the solo performances of each band member and was released as a companion to the concert film of the same name. It did not chart highly but remains a fan favorite for its intimate look at each musician’s skills.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Tony Kaye on keyboards, Trevor Rabin on guitar, Chris Squire on bass, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. It was released on Atco Records. The album was recorded during the 1984 North American tour.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Hold On” – 6:42
  2. “Si” (Squire) – 2:31
  3. “Solly’s Beard” (Rabin) – 4:45
  4. “Soon” – 2:08
  5. “Changes” – 7:34
  6. “Amazing Grace” (Traditional; arranged by Squire) – 1:42
  7. “Whitefish” (Squire, White) – 9:00

Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970

Released 1997

This double-disc set contains BBC sessions, capturing the band’s early style and sound. It did not chart but is valued as a historical document of the band’s early days.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Peter Banks on guitar, Chris Squire on bass, Tony Kaye on keyboards, and Bill Bruford on drums. It was produced by Yes. It was released on BBC Music. The album was recorded at various BBC studios between 1969 and 1970.

CD Track Listings:

Disc 1:

  1. “Something’s Coming” – 7:06
  2. “Everydays” – 5:24
  3. “Sweet Dreams” – 3:49
  4. “Beyond and Before” – 4:51

Disc 2:

  1. “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” – 4:16
  2. “Then” – 5:45
  3. “Every Little Thing” – 5:25
  4. “Astral Traveller” – 5:50

House of Yes: Live from House of Blues

Released 2000

This album captures Yes during their “The Ladder” tour and was recorded live at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The album did not chart but received positive reviews for its high-energy performances.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Billy Sherwood on guitars, Igor Khoroshev on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. It was released on Beyond Music. The album was recorded at the House of Blues, Las Vegas, in 1999.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Yours Is No Disgrace” – 13:03
  2. “Time and a Word” – 0:58
  3. “Homeworld (The Ladder)” – 9:44
  4. “Perpetual Change” – 10:48
  5. “Lightning Strikes” – 5:07

Symphonic Live

Released 2002

Symphonic Live presents Yes accompanied by a full orchestra, and it takes the symphonic elements in their music to another level. Though it did not chart, it has received acclaim for its ambitious performances.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Alan White on drums, and Tom Brislin on keyboards. It was produced by Yes. It was released on Eagle Records. The album was recorded at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam in 2001.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Overture” – 1:53
  2. “Close to the Edge” – 19:07
  3. “Long Distance Runaround” – 3:45
  4. “Don’t Go” – 4:28
  5. “In the Presence Of” – 11:04

The Word Is Live

Released 2005

This is a triple-CD set that covers live performances from different eras of Yes. It offers a broad look at the band’s history and includes some previously unreleased material.

The album features a revolving lineup, including Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Alan White, Tony Kaye, Rick Wakeman, and others. It was produced by Yes. It was released on Rhino Records. The album was recorded at various venues from 1970 to 1988.

CD Track Listings:

Disc 1:

  1. “Then” – 5:46
  2. “For Everyone” – 4:31
  3. “Astral Traveller” – 7:03
  4. “Everydays” – 6:08

Disc 2:

  1. “Your Move” – 3:29
  2. “That, That Is” – 11:20
  3. “I’ve Seen All Good People” – 6:56
  4. “Roundabout” – 7:26

Live at Montreux 2003

Released 2007

This album captures Yes’s performance at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival. While not a charting album, it showcases the band in a venerable setting, performing classics along with some lesser-known tracks.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Rick Wakeman on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. It was released on Eagle Records. The album was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2003.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Siberian Khatru” – 10:16
  2. “Magnification” – 6:52
  3. “Don’t Kill the Whale” – 4:41
  4. “In the Presence Of” – 11:00
  5. “We Have Heaven” – 1:38
  6. “South Side of the Sky” – 10:35

Union Live

Released 2011

This live album was released to commemorate the 1991 Union tour, which featured eight members of Yes from different eras of the band. It did not chart but has been appreciated by fans for its unique lineup.

The album features Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, and Alan White. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at various locations during the Union tour in 1991.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Firebird Suite” – 2:42
  2. “Yours Is No Disgrace” – 14:21
  3. “Rhythm of Love” – 6:12
  4. “Heart of the Sunrise” – 10:50

In the Present – Live from Lyon

Released 2011

This live album features the band’s 2009 lineup and was recorded in Lyon, France. The album did not chart but received positive reviews for its performances.

The album features Benoit David on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Oliver Wakeman on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at Bourse du Travail, Lyon, France, in 2009.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Siberian Khatru” – 10:40
  2. “I’ve Seen All Good People” – 6:27
  3. “Tempus Fugit” – 5:48
  4. “Onward” – 4:37

Songs from Tsongas

Released 2014

Recorded during their 35th Anniversary Tour, this live album features both acoustic and electric sets. It did not chart but was well-received by fans.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Rick Wakeman on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at the Tsongas Arena, Lowell, Massachusetts, in 2004.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Intro/Firebird Suite” – 2:11
  2. “Going for the One” – 5:18
  3. “Sweet Dreams” – 6:44
  4. “Your Move / All Good People” – 7:26

Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome

Released 2014

This album captures the band performing two of their classic albums, “Going for the One” and “The Yes Album,” in their entirety. The album did not chart but was appreciated by longtime fans.

The album features Jon Davison on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Geoff Downes on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at the Bristol Hippodrome, UK, in 2014.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Going for the One” – 5:58
  2. “Turn of the Century” – 8:01
  3. “Parallels” – 6:14
  4. “Wonderous Stories” – 4:07

Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two

Released 2015

This is a 14-CD set that captures seven complete concerts from the band’s 1972 North American tour. It did not chart but was a treasure trove for fans who wanted to hear multiple versions of the same songs from different venues.

The album features Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Rick Wakeman on keyboards, and Bill Bruford on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at various venues during the 1972 North American tour.

CD 1 – October 31, 1972: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  1. Opening (Excerpt from ‘Firebird Suite’)
  2. Siberian Khatru
  3. I’ve Seen All Good People
  4. Heart of the Sunrise

CD 2 – October 31, 1972: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  1. Clap/Mood for a Day
  2. And You and I
  3. Close to the Edge
  4. Excerpts from ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’
  5. Roundabout

CD 3 & CD 4 – November 1, 1972: Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

(Track listings identical to CDs 1 & 2)

CD 5 & CD 6 – November 11, 1972: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

(Track listings identical to CDs 1 & 2)

CD 7 & CD 8 – November 12, 1972: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina

(Track listings identical to CDs 1 & 2)

CD 9 & CD 10 – November 14, 1972: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

(Track listings identical to CDs 1 & 2)

CD 11 & CD 12 – November 15, 1972: Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee

(Track listings identical to CDs 1 & 2)

CD 13 & CD 14 – November 20, 1972: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

(Track listings identical to CDs 1 & 2)

Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center

Released 2015

This live album features complete performances of two classic Yes albums, “Close to the Edge” and “Fragile.” The album did not chart but has been well-received by fans.

The album features Jon Davison on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Chris Squire on bass, Geoff Downes on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at the Mesa Arts Center, Arizona, in 2015.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Close to the Edge” – 18:43
  2. “And You and I” – 10:23
  3. “Siberian Khatru” – 9:15
  4. “Roundabout” – 8:24

Topographic Drama – Live Across America

Released 2017

The album features performances of tracks from “Drama” and sides one and four from “Tales from Topographic Oceans.” The album did not chart but was well-received by Yes fans.

The album features Jon Davison on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Billy Sherwood on bass, Geoff Downes on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at various venues across America in 2016.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Machine Messiah” – 10:30
  2. “White Car” – 1:21
  3. “Does It Really Happen?” – 7:35
  4. “Into the Lens” – 8:35

Yes 50 Live

Released 2019

The album was recorded during the band’s 50th-anniversary tour and features a mix of classics and rarities. It did not chart but was well-received by Yes fans.

The album features Jon Davison on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Billy Sherwood on bass, Geoff Downes on keyboards, Alan White and Jay Schellen on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at the Fillmore in Philadelphia in July 2018.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Close to the Edge” – 19:07
  2. “Nine Voices” – 3:55
  3. “Parallels” – 6:16
  4. “Mood for a Day” – 3:53

The Royal Affair Tour: Live from Las Vegas

Released 2020

This live album captures a performance from the band’s Royal Affair tour. The album did not chart but has been highly praised by fans for its setlist and performances.

The album features Jon Davison on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Billy Sherwood on bass, Geoff Downes on keyboards, and Alan White on drums. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in July 2019.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” – 4:54
  2. “Tempus Fugit” – 6:04
  3. “Going for the One” – 5:23
  4. “I’ve Seen All Good People” – 7:03

Union 30 Live

Released 2021

This album commemorates the 30th anniversary of the “Union” album and tour, and features performances from various artists who have been part of Yes over the years. While it did not chart, it serves as a nostalgic look back at one of the band’s most ambitious line-ups.

The album features various line-ups of Yes from the 1991 Union tour. It was produced by Yes. The album was recorded at various venues during the Union tour in 1991.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Lift Me Up” – 6:30
  2. “Rhythm of Love” – 6:10
  3. “Heart of the Sunrise” – 10:41
  4. “Changes” – 6:56

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