Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of the double live album Yesshows by Yes, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Yesshows is a 1980 pressing on the Atlantic label.
The cover is VG, with moderate ring wear and quite a bit of foxing on the inside of the gatefold cover.
The obi is VG, with a couple of tears that have been secured with cellophane tape and a bit of foxing.
The lyric insert is VG++ with slight fading.
The two white label promotional discs are M- with a couple of spindle marks and light foxing on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean discs!
A nice copy of a scarce Yes LP.
Background: Released in 1980, Yesshows was the second live album from Yes, featuring recordings made between 1976 and 1978.
The album reached #22 on the UK album chart and #43 in the U.S.
The second official concert package from Yes contains tunes recorded over a span of two years (1976-1978) and two different incarnations of the band. Like its live predecessor Yessongs (1973), Yesshows finds the combo during one of their states of perpetual change. Jon Anderson (vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Chris Squire (bass/vocals), and Alan White (drums) are joined by Rick Wakeman (keyboards) on a majority of the selections. The exceptions being “Gates of Delirium” from Relayer (1974) and the Tales from Topographic Oceans’ (1973) epic “Ritual” — which is presented in two parts — and has Patrick Moraz (keyboards) in Wakeman’s stead. … Here, both the opener “Parallels” and the song “Going for the One” exceed the comparatively sterile non-live readings. Particularly endearing and inspired is Anderson’s off-key voice crack during the high-octane chorus of the latter. The more involved works — especially the Moraz performances on “The Gates of Delirium” and the nearly half-hour “Ritual” — are fuelled by a continuous energy. They build on the structure established from the respective long-players, yet even the most intricate elements and dynamics are amplified in their decisiveness and command. Anderson’s intimacy and passion fuse on the closer “Wondrous Stories,” almost as if releasing the audience from one last embrace.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1980|