If you could design your own Yes concert...



If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Fri May 01, 2009 4:37 pm

I was watching the Montreux dvd the other day and found myself saying things like "Hmmm, it would hav been better if they had replaced this song with this one..." or "They should have included something from this album..." which gave me the idea of coming up with my own personal 2 hour setlist for the band. I considered making it 3 hours but I thought 2 would be more of a challenge.

In this order:
Yours is no Disgrace
Sound Chaser
Survival
Siberian Khatru
South Side of the Sky
Close to the Edge
-
Ritual
Going for the One
And You And I
Heart of the Sunrise
Starship Trooper
Encore:
I've Seen All Good People, Roundabout

OR... If I were to include solo spots:

Yours is no Disgrace
Sound Chaser
Siberian Khatru
South Side of the Sky
Clap/Mood for a day/etc
Close to the Edge
-
Six Wives extracts
Going for the One
And You And I
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Heart of the Sunrise
Starship Trooper
Encore:
I've Seen All Good People, Roundabout

I also considered including the following songs: Awaken, Gates.., Perpetual change, Don't kill the whale, Owner of a lonely heart.

I'd love to hear other people's perfect gigs!
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby the greenman » Fri May 01, 2009 5:36 pm

excellent choices, Hallway - think I'd pop Awaken in there before the encores! & not to hear Owner would be a refreshing change.. How about 'changes' instead...?

And shall we pop Parallels in there? I'll have a think about me own list!
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby Greenglade's Frog » Fri May 01, 2009 10:27 pm

above song list sounds great.

I would include ample porta-potties, discounted beer on tap or out of fountains, beer bong hookahs, free LSD and mushroom dispensaries, wet tie-dye shirt contest, rotating UFO welcoming radar dishes, aquariums...
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby the greenman » Sat May 02, 2009 11:40 am

but no lions, no tigers, no candyfloss, no toffee apples & NO clowns, right? :D
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tribute1969 » Sun May 03, 2009 12:53 pm

What!?
No roaming peacocks?
A Hawaiian Tropic Model Contest during intermission would be nice too..
http://www.hawaiiantropic.com/pageant/index.html

Greenglade's Frog wrote:above song list sounds great.

I would include ample porta-potties, discounted beer on tap or out of fountains, beer bong hookahs, free LSD and mushroom dispensaries, wet tie-dye shirt contest, rotating UFO welcoming radar dishes, aquariums...
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Mon May 04, 2009 8:11 pm

Greenglade's Frog wrote: I would include ample porta-potties...


What is it with old people and needing the toilet every five minutes?
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:55 pm

thehallway wrote:What is it with old people and needing the toilet every five minutes?



You'll find out when you get there . . . ;)

I prefer to skip the drinks, so I don't NEED the potty . . . wouldn't want to miss a moment of a Yes show! :D

Hmmm . . . my personal 2 hour setlist . . . there are some old favorites I'd have to hear, and then some newer things that I've never heard live, so mine might look something like this . . .

Firebird . . . segue into Siberian Khatru and then Heart of the Sunrise, like on Yessongs
Homeworld
Yours is No Disgrace
Hold On
Gates

Intermission

Rhythm of Love
Turn of the Century
Dreamtime
Hearts
New Languages
Ritual

Encore
Roundabout

If 2nd Encore
Starship Trooper

This may be a bit over 2 hours, but I think it would be an excellent show!
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:56 pm

I agree. Ritual is so immense live.
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:19 pm

OMG - yes!!!


LOVE Ritual live . . . it brings tears, especially at the end . . . so poignant . . .

Swelling up with emotion here just at the thought of the thing . . . :)
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby CourtoftheCrimsonKeith » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:01 am

tardistraveler wrote:You'll find out when you get there . . . ;)

I prefer to skip the drinks, so I don't NEED the potty . . . wouldn't want to miss a moment of a Yes show! :D

Hmmm . . . my personal 2 hour setlist . . . there are some old favorites I'd have to hear, and then some newer things that I've never heard live, so mine might look something like this . . .

Firebird . . . segue into Siberian Khatru and then Heart of the Sunrise, like on Yessongs
Homeworld
Yours is No Disgrace
Hold On
Gates

Intermission

Rhythm of Love
Turn of the Century
Dreamtime
Hearts
New Languages
Ritual

Encore
Roundabout

If 2nd Encore
Starship Trooper

This may be a bit over 2 hours, but I think it would be an excellent show!


I love that you included "Hearts"! One of my favorites and I think it's very underrated.
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:36 pm

CourtoftheCrimsonKeith wrote:I love that you included "Hearts"! One of my favorites and I think it's very underrated.



I've always loved the song, and even more in concert! SO beautiful . . . :luv1:
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:19 pm

Been listening to Parallels a lot recently. I don't think theres one Squire song that's bad. His contibutions to Yes are phenomenal. [:f2]
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby qman » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:52 pm

This is my dream YES set list, if I only had Bill Gates money ;)
Firebird . . . segue into

  1. Sound Chaser
  2. Machine Messiah
  3. Heart of the Sunrise
  4. Jon Anderson Solo "Yesterday & Today"
  5. Awaken
  6. Homeworld
  7. Tempus Fugit
  8. Changes
  9. Rhythm of Love
  10. Turn of the Century
  11. Magnification
  12. The Messenger

Encore
Order of the Universe :eek:

If 2nd Encore
Starship Trooper

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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby jgshetz » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:59 pm

Cool ideas all. I may just make these into playlists to test the theories!!
I like to more eclectic lists compared to the more predictable ones. I've seen enough shows at this point to be yearning for "hidden gems" more than hearing things I've heard before. I could do without All Good People and Roundabout if it meant hearing something like Dreamtime and New Languages (good call tardis)
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thesage » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:34 pm

A somewhat different list
Firebird ( doesnt really count)
Parallels
No Opportunity Necessary
Heart of the Sunrise
Siberian Khatru
Sound Chaser
Release Release
Machine Messiah
To Be Over
Tempus Fugit
Hearts
Big Generator
Shock to the System
Holy Lamb
Mind Drive
A New State of MInd
Nine Voices
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:32 pm

qman wrote:This is my dream YES set list, if I only had Bill Gates money ;)
Firebird . . . segue into

  1. Sound Chaser
  2. Machine Messiah
  3. Heart of the Sunrise
  4. Jon Anderson Solo "Yesterday & Today"
  5. Awaken
  6. Homeworld
  7. Tempus Fugit
  8. Changes
  9. Rhythm of Love
  10. Turn of the Century
  11. Magnification
  12. The Messenger
Encore
Order of the Universe :eek:

If 2nd Encore
Starship Trooper
[:yes]


This actually looks better than mine, I think I'l go to your show qman! With some of the 20 minute numbers added in it would be a pretty long show...
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby justyes » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:36 pm

My concert wouldn't include to many songs but what songs! And of cours it's more than 2 hours but with a break :D ... and I feel Yours Is No Disgrace is THE opening after Firebird for me...

0. Firebird Suite
1. Yours Is No Disgrace
2. Homeworld
3. Gates Of Delirium
4. Awaken
5. The Remembering
---INTERMISSION---
6. The Messenger
7. Close To The Edge
8. Mind Drive
9. Turn Of The Century
10. Sound Chaser
---ENCORES---
11. Circus Of Heaven
12. Starship Trooper/Final Jam
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby Wakemaniac » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:22 pm

Firebird Suite-Siberian Khatru
Going For The One
Wondrous Stories
Turn Of The Century
We Have Heaven/South Side Of The Sky
Magnification
Steve Solo
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Starship Trooper
Close To The Edge

In The Presence Of....
Yours Is No Disgrace
And You And I
Perpetual Change
Madrigal/The Meeting
Wakeman Solo
Time And a Word
I've Seen All Good People
Awaken

Roundabout

That is for a Classic Yes
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby Wakemaniac » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:37 pm

thehallway wrote:I was watching the Montreux dvd the other day and found myself saying things like "Hmmm, it would hav been better if they had replaced this song with this one..." or "They should have included something from this album..." which gave me the idea of coming up with my own personal 2 hour setlist for the band. I considered making it 3 hours but I thought 2 would be more of a challenge.

In this order:
Yours is no Disgrace
Sound Chaser
Survival
Siberian Khatru
South Side of the Sky
Close to the Edge
-
Ritual
Going for the One
And You And I
Heart of the Sunrise
Starship Trooper
Encore:
I've Seen All Good People, Roundabout

OR... If I were to include solo spots:

Yours is no Disgrace
Sound Chaser
Siberian Khatru
South Side of the Sky
Clap/Mood for a day/etc
Close to the Edge
-
Six Wives extracts
Going for the One
And You And I
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Heart of the Sunrise
Starship Trooper
Encore:
I've Seen All Good People, Roundabout

I also considered including the following songs: Awaken, Gates.., Perpetual change, Don't kill the whale, Owner of a lonely heart.

I'd love to hear other people's perfect gigs!



Wonderful choice
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:54 pm

Yours is equally wonderful!

In fact I think it's diffcult for anyone to ever come up with a bad Yes set-list. After all, their music spans so many years and so many different styles.

Its always especially interesting to hear the suggestions of songs that have never before been played live. Before 2002, South Side would have been one of those. And this and year/last, we've been lucky enough to hear tracks from Drama.
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:22 pm

I'd love to hear more of The Ladder and Magnification live, for sure . . . :)
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:39 pm

Did they ever play New Language in the Ladder tour??
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby Aventure » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:09 pm

Firebird Suite
Parallels
Siberian Khatru
Then
Steve Howe: Masquerade
Astral Traveller
South Side of the Sky
Gates of Delerium
The Ancient
A Venture
Awaken
Fist of Fire
Hearts
The Fish

Encores:
Perpetual Change
Going For the One
Don't Kill The Whale
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:39 am

My new take: using only songs that have never been played live (or haven't been played by the band in a long time).

Sound Chaser
Survival
New Language
Turn of the Century
Then
The Ancient (inc. Howe solo)
__Wakeman solo
Into the Lens
Release Release (inc. White solo)
Our Song
The Prophet
Arriving UFO
A Venture (inc. Squire solo)
To be Over

Encores: Changes
________Perpetual Change

IMO This would be a refreshing collection of underrated gems brought to life. Nothing from Fragile or CTTE, but plenty of earlier and later stuff in a Relayer sandwhich. And two types of changes for the encore.

If only...
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:32 pm

thehallway wrote:Did they ever play New Language in the Ladder tour??


I'm thinking they played it a few times on the tour, but not most of the stops.
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:55 pm

thehallway wrote:Did they ever play New Language in the Ladder tour??


tardistraveler wrote:I'm thinking they played it a few times on the tour, but not most of the stops.



Just checked Forgotten Yesterdays. It appears that they played New Languages at the 1st 4 South American dates, and then dropped it. I'm thinking I have a boot of the Buenos Aires show, where they did play it.
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:44 am

They dropped that but played Lightening Strikes 82 times (?!)

Latin America sure went to Jon Anderson's head...
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:43 pm

I DO like Lightening Strikes, but like New Languages more. I'm cool with Latin rhythms, although I wouldn't want ALL Yes music to sound like them!

How about this one for a "Deep Tracks" concert?


Sound Chaser
Run Through the Light
Release Release
The Ancient
On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Dreamtime

INTERMISSION

Shoot High, Aim Low
That, That Is
I Would Have Waited Forever
It Can Happen
Endless Dream

ENCORES
The Messenger
Roundabout (you just HAVE to end it with Roundabout - lol) :p
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby thehallway » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:24 pm

Mmmmm! I like the modern-esque second half. 'IWHWF' and 'It Can Happen' are underated for sure. And Dreamtime, I wanted it too but I'm thinking that without an orchestra it might sound a bit... flat?

By "deep" tracks do you mean lyrically or the sound, or just with the general feel? I guess a lot of those qualify for both anyway.

And I like some world music, but The Ladder was drowned in it. It's not really that suitable for a British rock band. I suppose some people make it work better than others, like Moraz with his Brazilian stuff, and Paul Simon (who is now so associated with those African (?) rhythms that it would be weird if he didn't do song in that style). To me, Yes are only amazing when they rock out with western instruments.
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Re: If you could design your own Yes concert...

Postby tardistraveler » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:43 pm

By "deep tracks", I mean obscure. The ones you don't hear often, that never get played in concert - stuff like that.

Sometimes the radio stations here will feature what they call "deep tracks", which are the ones that NEVER get airplay! Actually heard "Perpetual Change" one weekend on our Classic Rock station when they did that!

I would imagine they could pump up "Dreamtime" a bit with synthesizer, and some recordings perhaps. When there's a will, there's a way, and hey, it was MY fantasy concert! lol

Regarding "The Ladder", the world music feel doesn't put me off. I don't lock bands into a certain style - if they want to experiment with other sounds, it's OK with me. Some I like - some not - but if bands don't experiment, you never get some wonderful things, IMO! And I do like what they did on "The Ladder" personally - everyone just has different tastes . . . :)
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