Recorded by Cliff
1.01 South Side Of The Sky (fades in) (7.35)
1.02 And You And I (11.33)
1.03 Lift Me Up (7.22)
1.04 Rhythm Of Love (part missing) (5.47)
1.05 I Am Waiting (8.10)
1.06 Heart Of The Sunrise (12.08)
2.01 Awaken (22.55)
2.02 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (11.12)
2.03 Audience (2.50)
2.04 Roundabout (7.31)
Today I just uploaded the recording of Yes feat ARW I recorded on August 31, 2017. Here is the story to go with it.
August 31, 2017. Perhaps just another stop along the good king's highway, but not for me. This would be a night to remember for all of my life! It was my 21st Birthday and my mom had GRACIOUSLY gifted me a ticket to see Yes feat ARW live AND it was a Meet & Greet ticket! Perhaps not too special to Yes veteran fans, but to me this was HUGE! I'd been a fan, in some respect, since I was roughly 15.
But my fandom exploded Spring of 2015 (shortly before Chris Squire's untimely passing). Since then I have been Yes's BIGGEST fan hailing from Anchorage, Alaska! And TONIGHT WAS THE NIGHT!!! I, this young lad from Alaska, was FINALLY going to see AND MEET my heroes in person! I went to the meet and greet, caught the sound check, bought a Yes T-Shirt and had my first glass of wine, all EXCELLENT experiences (aside from the wine) and then it was time for the show! Now, beforehand we were all told photography, etc had been permitted. When it came time for the show, ushers started out the gate hounding any and everyone holding their phones up "too long" and going after photographers. For the first several tunes, and by the way I was seated roughly 3rd/4th row center, the BEST location, I was just sitting in awe, soaking in the majesty that is YES! Jon Anderson's angelic voice, Rick Wakeman's keyboard wizardry, and Trevor Rabin's fantastic guitar work! I had taken short video snippets of the show, parts of Hold On and The Rhythm of Love, both lost due to a failure on my iPhone that have rendered the videos irretrievable, and lost in the cloud. But during South Side of the Sky, I decided I should be a part of the Yes fan community and do my part to preserve their legacy and record the audio from the show for future posterity! So from South Side on I got the whole show (minus a snippet of Rhythm of Love) on record taking various photos throughout! After the whole show I was ecstatic! My FIRST EVER proper rock concert! I got to meet my heroes! AND I recorded the thing! And because I recorded it on a (then) brand new, 2017, high tech iPhone this is going to sound GREAT!!! Well, I'll be the first to admit I was dead wrong! Horror and dismay started to take over my first listen through when I heard how muffled and distant It sounded. But I sat so close? How could this happen? Well, unfortunately, due to the usher/police, I decided to try to be a bit stealthy recording and my phone spent most of the time in my blazer front pocket. C'est la vie, it is still a recorded memory to forever revisit and take me back to the night I personally witnessed Yes Live! And I have still done my due diligent part to share my little contribution to the vast recording database that is Yessongs.nl.
1. South Side of the Sky (Fades in)
2. And You and I
3. Lift Me Up
4. Rhythm of Love (Partial recording)
5. I Am Waiting
6. Heart of the Sunrise
8. Owner of a Lonely Heart
9. Audience Applause