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    A Hypothetical "Yes Weekend"

    While things are a bit slow on the official news/activities front, here's a hypothetical game for you: Marillion, as you probably know, have been doing "Weekends" for, what, twenty years now? Two or three shows over a (very long) weekend, often including some unique setlists constructed just for the event. Some of the best are:

    Mirrors - the chill out set
    Smoke - the high energy set
    Family - the "ultimate" (c. 2007) setlist
    Friends - the curveball rarities/covers setlist (I still can't quite believe they pulled this one off…)
    Size Matters - the epics
    Tumbling Down the Years - newest to oldest
    A-Z - alphabetical, with a few cheats
    The Glow Must Go On - real time voting between choices

    What, if any of those, would work or would you like to see for our favourite three-letter proggy seniors, regardless of likelihood? (Marillion have the advantage here of an unchanged lineup for over thirty years, and other than H's reluctance to play Fugazi-era songs, almost anything is in play.)

    There are a few gaps, but I think this A-Z might actually work as a setlist, balancing both what I think the band could want to play with overall length and hopefully a flow:

    A Living Island
    Be the One
    Cinema
    Damaged World
    Every Little Thing
    Fly from Here, Part I: We Can Fly
    Going for the One
    Hour of Need
    Into the Storm
    Leave Well Alone
    Madrigal
    New Language
    Onward
    Perpetual Change
    Quartet
    Run Through the Light
    South Side of the Sky
    Take the Water to the Mountain
    Universal Garden
    We Agree
    Yours Is No Disgrace

    #2
    Interesting, similar to Phish's festival-type events, though those are usually over three days.
    Rabin-esque
    my labor of love (and obsessive research)
    rabinesque.blogspot.com

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      #3
      Tumbling down the years:

      - The Ice Bridge
      - Into the Storm
      - Spirit of Survival
      - Face to Face
      - Footprints
      - Steve Solo: Masquerade
      - Owner of a Lonely Heart
      - Machine Messiah
      - Don't Kill the Whale
      - Parallels
      - To Be Over
      - Siberian Kathru
      - Southside of the Sky
      - Perpetual Change

      Encores:

      - Sweet Dreams
      - Looking Around

      I went with the premise that 'Tumbling down the years' doesn't necessarily mean including something from every album.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Homemade Parachute View Post
        While things are a bit slow on the official news/activities front, here's a hypothetical game for you: Marillion, as you probably know, have been doing "Weekends" for, what, twenty years now? Two or three shows over a (very long) weekend, often including some unique setlists constructed just for the event. Some of the best are:

        Mirrors - the chill out set
        Smoke - the high energy set
        Family - the "ultimate" (c. 2007) setlist
        Friends - the curveball rarities/covers setlist (I still can't quite believe they pulled this one off…)
        Size Matters - the epics
        Tumbling Down the Years - newest to oldest
        A-Z - alphabetical, with a few cheats
        The Glow Must Go On - real time voting between choices

        What, if any of those, would work or would you like to see for our favourite three-letter proggy seniors, regardless of likelihood? (Marillion have the advantage here of an unchanged lineup for over thirty years, and other than H's reluctance to play Fugazi-era songs, almost anything is in play.)

        There are a few gaps, but I think this A-Z might actually work as a setlist, balancing both what I think the band could want to play with overall length and hopefully a flow:

        A Living Island
        Be the One
        Cinema
        Damaged World
        Every Little Thing
        Fly from Here, Part I: We Can Fly
        Going for the One
        Hour of Need
        Into the Storm
        Leave Well Alone
        Madrigal
        New Language
        Onward
        Perpetual Change
        Quartet
        Run Through the Light
        South Side of the Sky
        Take the Water to the Mountain
        Universal Garden
        We Agree
        Yours Is No Disgrace
        Interesting to note is that H has performed 'Cinderella Search', a Fugazi-era B-side.

        Hmmm, I'll have to think about the 'Yes Weekend' set. Thing is, most of what Yes would play at such an event is what they play (and what people want) anyway (Starship Trooper, etc.), Marillion on the other hand - well, I'm sure there are many who would love them to whip out Grendel or She Chameleon just for giggles, but they ain't gonna go there. Marillion fans are pretty ardent, and the band are pretty interactive with their fans (crowdfunding, anyone?). Yes fans - well, loyal too, but like you said - Marillion have an unchanged lineup since 1989, so they are like family to a lot of their fans. But Yes on the other hand have so many twists and turns with some fans loyal to one era/album or another, one member/ex-member or another, who should or shoulden't be in the band etc. I'm not sure Yes weekend would appeal to everyone.

        I suppose I could see something like:

        Friday Night - unearthed gems (like Universal Garden, A Venture, Mind Drive, 90125 tracks, etc.) This evening may not appeal to the 'CTTE-and-Nothing-Else' set. But this is the show I would be the most interested in

        Saturday Night: All of Tales in its entirety

        Sunday Night: Classic Yes faves (a standard Yes concert - All Good People, CTTE, Trooper, Roundabout, Wondrous Stories, HOTS, etc, something to send you home on a tried-and-true but happy note).

        Of course there could be meet & greet, Roger Dean exhibit, guitar workshop, Downes synthesizer workshop/tech stuff, maybe guests like Tony Kaye & Tom Brislin, Yes trivia, even 'Cape Night' - bring your best cape for the cape night fashion show. Winner gets a Yes box set or something.
        Could be fun.
        Last edited by Soundwaveseeker; 11-26-2022, 02:22 AM.

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          #5
          Yes I do like Marillion's adventurous setlists. As for Yes I think we need more of the later material so how about a down the years until Union? (A yes show without 70s and 80s material? Yep)

          Yes: 2022-1991

          The Ice Bridge
          The Western Edge
          Words on a Page
          The Game
          Fly From Here Suite
          Into the Storm
          In the Presence Of
          The Messenger
          Finally
          Open Your Eyes
          Footprints
          The Calling
          Real Love
          Shock to the System
          The More we Live Let Go

          Encore

          Endless Dream
          Last edited by soundchaser09; 11-26-2022, 02:55 AM.
          The Definitive YES Albums

          -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
          -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
          -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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            #6
            The REHASH Weekend. The set includes songs from any album that included musical or production involvement from Rabin, Eddie Offord, Howe, Anderson, Squire and Horn.

            A Venture
            South Side of the Sky
            Close to the Edge
            Parallels
            On the Silent Wings of Freedom
            Does It Really Happen
            Machine Messiah
            Hearts
            I'm Running
            Endless Dream
            Life on a Film Set
            Into the Storm

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              #7
              Originally posted by Enlighten View Post
              The REHASH Weekend. The set includes songs from any album that included musical or production involvement from Rabin, Eddie Offord, Howe, Anderson, Squire and Horn.

              A Venture
              South Side of the Sky
              Close to the Edge
              Parallels
              On the Silent Wings of Freedom
              Does It Really Happen
              Machine Messiah
              Hearts
              I'm Running
              Endless Dream
              Life on a Film Set
              Into the Storm
              Wouldn't that be every Yes (non solo) song?

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                #8
                Originally posted by josuev80 View Post

                Wouldn't that be every Yes (non solo) song?
                Yes, of course, I just needed the letters for REHASH.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Enlighten View Post

                  Yes, of course, I just needed the letters for REHASH.
                  Mmm hash...
                  Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                  Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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