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    Songs You would Have Liked The Classic Yes Line Up To Cover?

    I was just listening to Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys and suddenly thought how much I would have liked the early/classic Yes line up to cover that amazing song.

    Are there any songs you would have liked the early/classic line up to cover that you think Yes could have worked their magic on?

    Also, how many covers did Yes actually attempt? I'm aware of America by Paul Simon and also Every Little Thing by The Beatles .
    Are there any other covers? Or even snatches of songs they recorded or performed live?
    "All that dies dies for a reason - To put its strength into the season."

    #2
    The Byrd's - I See You
    Buffalo Springfield - Everydays
    Ritchie Havens - No Opportunity Necessary

    -all three appear on the first two Yes albums.

    Beatles - Eleanor Rigby & I'm Down
    Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
    Sondheim/Bernstein - Something's Coming

    Quite likely there are more from their early shows.

    I'd have liked to have heard them do some early Dylan...
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    Last edited by Ash Armstrong; 03-04-2022, 03:27 AM.
    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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      #3
      Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
      The Byrd's - I See You
      Buffalo Springfield - Everydays
      Ritchie Havens - No Opportunity Necessary

      -all three appear on the first two Yes albums.

      Beatles - Eleanor Rigby & I'm Down
      Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
      Sondheim/Bernstein - Something's Coming

      Quite likely there are more from their early shows.

      I'd have liked to have heard them do some early Dylan...
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      Let me add:

      Beatles - I'm Down. Played in the mid 70's, as released on the Yesyears boxset, as well as when Jimmy Page guested on the 90125 tour.

      https://youtu.be/TaKWJvqD4f0

      https://youtu.be/j90CnFv3rtY

      Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin', played on occasion as an encore on the 90125 tour

      https://youtu.be/29TreA26wtY

      Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock, on the 25th anniversary of Elvis' passing in 2002:

      https://youtu.be/gHgB7CYS-5Y

      Beatles - Here Comes the Sun, as a tribute to George Harrison after his passing in 2001

      https://youtu.be/jrtJ3M8cgAE

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
        The Byrd's - I See You
        Buffalo Springfield - Everydays
        Ritchie Havens - No Opportunity Necessary

        -all three appear on the first two Yes albums.

        Beatles - Eleanor Rigby & I'm Down
        Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
        Sondheim/Bernstein - Something's Coming

        Quite likely there are more from their early shows.

        I'd have liked to have heard them do some early Dylan...
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        What comes closest probably is Steve' recording of "Sadeyed Lady of the Lowlands", with Jon Anderson on vocals, from Steve's "Portraits of Bob Dylan" album:

        https://youtu.be/ALiJaBQ83gg

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          #5
          Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

          What comes closest probably is Steve' recording of "Sadeyed Lady of the Lowlands", with Jon Anderson on vocals, from Steve's "Portraits of Bob Dylan" album:

          https://youtu.be/ALiJaBQ83gg
          Indeed. I had that partly in mind, but it was the first song on Blonde on Blonde that sprang to the fore rather than the last song....
          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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            #6
            That’s funny, just the other day I was thinking how I only know 2 songs with the word vibration in it, Good Vibrations and Awaken...

            But I’m happy with the covers they did. Maybe I would like to hear how a 1971/2 studio version of It’s Love, preferably with Howe, would have turned out...

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              #7
              Originally posted by Ceasar’s Palace View Post
              That’s funny, just the other day I was thinking how I only know 2 songs with the word vibration in it, Good Vibrations and Awaken...

              But I’m happy with the covers they did. Maybe I would like to hear how a 1971/2 studio version of It’s Love, preferably with Howe, would have turned out...
              First track on Bob Marley's album Rastaman Vibration is called Positive Vibration, and we know Jon Anderson is a fan.
              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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                #8
                Many thanks for all the song mentions. Some I could kick myself for not remembering and some that are totally new to me!!!😲
                "All that dies dies for a reason - To put its strength into the season."

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                  #9
                  Iron Maiden's Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. That would be effin cool. 😎

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                    #10
                    I recall a Yes interview, must have been in the 2000's when Jon Anderson was still there - it was semi recently - Chris mentioned he suggested that Yes record a cover of The Night Has A Thousand Eyes by Bobby Vee, and Jon was like 'Let's not go there...'. He was probably joking, but you never know. I'd say Yes cover that.

                    Some Dylan covers from the early Yes would have been good, but I guess that was Keith Emerson's territory. The Nice sure did a bunch of 'em. Both the Nice and ELP were known for rock arrangements of classical pieces, where Yes may have had classical snippets infused into a song, and created their own rock symphonies with classical elements. So maybe Yes could cover something classical like Sorcerers Apprentice or something - full on drums & synth & organ & widdly guitar. That would be nice/Nice.

                    Yes also covered Purple Haze during the Talk tour in 1994.

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                      #11
                      Dizzy (Tommy Roe).

                      I was seven years old when it was released, and it knocked me flat: four keys; eleven key changes. It’s also one of the most perfect pop songs ever written.

                      Hats off to the Wrecking Crew, too. 😎
                      Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

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                        #12
                        Do the Seals & Croft big ones and add instrumental oomph!

                        "We may never pass this way again"

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                          #13
                          Yes did a couple of stanzas of Purple Haze by Hendrix at an outdoor show in Raleigh, NC that I attended on August 14, 1994. (I had to look that up to verify). Woodstock ‘94 was being celebrated in NY that weekend, so the band was commemorating that event. I’m a Howe fan, but Trevor was better suited for that particular tune, which he played quite well that night as I recall.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Roundabob View Post
                            Yes did a couple of stanzas of Purple Haze by Hendrix at an outdoor show in Raleigh, NC that I attended on August 14, 1994. (I had to look that up to verify). Woodstock ‘94 was being celebrated in NY that weekend, so the band was commemorating that event. I’m a Howe fan, but Trevor was better suited for that particular tune, which he played quite well that night as I recall.
                            But it was Howe who put the Hendrix quote in Siberian Khatru. And did it well...

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                              #15
                              I will say this are other yes songs from different lineups fair game as I would of loved to hear the classic lineup do more Yeswest

                              shoot high aim low
                              final eyes
                              i am waiting
                              miracle of life
                              etc

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