Yes Performs Acoustic Set During Simulcast, On Late, Late Show Tonight, At Tower Tomorrow
Last evening Yes proceeded the screening of its new documentary YesSpeak with an acoustic performance simulcast to over 30 theaters nationwide. This 45 minute set featured a first ever live version of ‘Time is Time’ from their 2001 release, Magnification, a sparkling rendition of the as yet unreleased ‘Show Me’ (which Jon Anderson had been performing on his recent solo tour), and an interesting reworking of ‘Roundabout’ as well as two other gems from their legendary 1971 album, Fragile. The miniset was an unusual look at Yes in a stripped down, ragged-but-right format and Rick Wakeman’s sterling piano work and Jon Anderson’s ageless voice were the most impressive parts of the set, which concluded with the ever-present ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’ from The Yes Album, released in 1970 (or ‘Your Move/All Good People’ as it is listed on the YesWorld web site).
The group will play the acoustic version of ‘Roundabout’ this evening on the Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn. Tomorrow Yes will perform at the Tower Records in Sherman Oaks, CA in conjunction with the announcement of its 2004 arena tour, which will start on April 15th and route to 18 North American cities. Correspondents: Rob Turner and Kevin Cassels