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    Making a Yes Show from your top ten Yes Albums (include a song from every album)

    Just thought we could come up with some interesting concert ideas. One of the things which has annoyed me somewhat over the years is Yes' lack of willingness to vary the setlist a bit more and be more inclusive of later material- I happen to think there are some albums that are being left out sadly.

    So, taking your top ten Yes albums what would your ideal concert be if you included at least one song from every album on your list?

    My album list is: Going for the One, Close to the Edge, Relayer, The Yes Album, Fragile, Drama, 90125, Magnification, Fly From Here, Big Generator

    Going for the One
    And You And I
    I'm Running
    Heart of the Sunrise
    It Can Happen
    Shoot High Aim Low
    Into the Lens
    Magnification
    Gates of Delerium

    INTERMISSION

    Changes
    Sad Night at the Airfield
    Yours is no Disgrace
    Does it Really Happen
    Rhythm of Love
    Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
    In the Presence Of
    Machine Messiah
    Awaken

    Encores

    Hold On
    Starship Trooper
    Last edited by soundchaser09; 03-16-2022, 04:08 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-

    #2
    Fun idea.

    My Top 10:

    Close to the Edge, Relayer, The Yes Album, Fragile, Talk, Drama, Going for the One, Big Generator, 90125, Tales from Topogrpahic Oceans (in that order).

    Setlist:

    - Firebird Suite
    - Does it Really Happen?
    - Roundabout
    - It Can Happen
    - I am Waiting
    - Turn of the Century
    - Revealing Science of God

    Intermission:

    - Siberian Kathru
    - Run Through the Light
    - Shoot High Aim Low
    - To Be Over
    - Awaken

    Encores:

    - Southside of the Sky
    - Yours is No Disgrace

    I tried to make it a realistic setlist in the sense of duration ( Yes isn't going to play a 3hrs concert anymore) and one that would fit the current line-up best.
    Last edited by Mr. Holland; 03-14-2022, 11:19 PM.

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      #3
      Hmmm. Ok, using these 10 albums:

      DRAMA, TALES, RELAYER, TALK, THE YES ALBUM, FLY FROM HERE, TORMATO, BIG GENERATOR, YES (1st album), THE LADDER

      Might not be my complete top ten, that changes all the time, but for today it's those, and not in any particular order.

      Intro: Firebird Suite
      On The Silent Wings Of Freedom
      The Calling (replaced by Tempus Fugit on 2nd leg of tour)
      Into The Lens
      Perpetual Change
      Medley: I See You (with Howe electric gtr solo moving into/Yours Is No Disgrace
      The Remembering

      intermission:

      Gates Of Delirium
      Billy bass solo: You're Not The Only One/Cut The Ties
      I'm Running (replaced by Homeworld on 2nd leg of tour)
      Fly From Here (the song, not the suite)
      Downes solo: Man In A White car Suite
      To Be Alive (Hep Yadda)/To Be Over (To Be Alive portion of segue dropped after 11 shows but To Be Over remains)
      Endless Dream

      encore:

      Big Generator/Wurm

      there you go, not a ridiculous 4-hour fantasy show. Kinda realistic, but not really. But I'd slap down some hard earned $ for this show.
      Almost added Run Through The Light, Onward, Love Will Find A Way, more from the first album. But it had to feel kinda real. I cheated a little and added the Sherwood bass solo, but if that's a no go, add one of the above. The bass solo includes sections of his own solo material, because The Fish is Chris' and Billy should have his own signature bass solo. And he does, actually - on his Speed Of Life (2007) solo album.

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        #4
        Albums- Yes, The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Going for the One, Tormato, Drama, Big Generator, Talk, Fly From Here

        Set
        Yours Is No Disgrace
        Every Little Thing
        Siberian Khatru
        Long Distance Runaround including The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
        Parallels
        Silent Wings of Freedom
        Into The Lens
        Shoot High Aim Low
        Where will you be
        Life on a film set

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          #5
          My top ten list fluctuates a bit. Now, before everyone jumps on me for including a track from "Heaven & Earth" (not in my top 10), I feel "To Ascend" would really fit nicely during a more acoustic section of the show.

          Future Times/Rejoice
          Close To The Edge
          South Side Of The Sky
          To Ascend
          Turn Of The Century
          The Remembering
          Fly From Here
          The Gates Of Delirium
          Tempus Fugit
          Yours Is No Disgrace

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            #6
            Hmmm. Never thought about what my 10 favourite Yes albums are. Here goes: CTTE, Relayer, TFTO, Fragile, TYA, 90125, GFTO, BIg Generator, Talk, ABWH.

            Starship Trooper RSOG
            Hearts
            AYAI
            Brother of Mine
            Shoot High, Aim Low
            Awaken
            To Be Over
            Endless Dream
            HOTS

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              #7
              I don't like ranking lists, but I can probably narrow my ten favourite albums roughly. They'd include Yes, The Yes Album, Fragile, CttE, Tales, Relayer, GftO, Tormato, Keys Studio, Magnification. In no definite order.

              To keep with the chronological sequence, the setlist would be:

              Survival
              Perpetual Change
              Starship Trooper
              South Side of the Sky
              And You and I
              Ritual
              Steve acoustic intermission [I'd like Solitaire please, even if the album isn't in my top ten]
              Sound Chaser
              Turn of the Century
              Awaken
              Arriving UFO
              That, That Is.
              In the Presence Of.

              That's a longish setlist and I've pared it down. But this is Fantasy Island, so we've got all day.

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                #8
                anyone else wanna give it a go?
                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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                  #9
                  Astral Traveler
                  Yours Is No Disgrace
                  South Side of the Sky
                  CTTE
                  The Ancient
                  To Be Over
                  Turn of the Century
                  Future Times
                  Does It Really Happen
                  Hearts
                  Final Eyes
                  Birthright
                  The More We Live
                  Real Love
                  Bring Me To The Power
                  Open Your Eyes
                  It Will Be A Good Day
                  In the Presence Of
                  FFH suite

                  Any 10 would be nice.
                  Last edited by Somis Sound; 03-29-2022, 02:24 PM.

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                    #10
                    so its difficult as I know my top 5

                    Talk, Close to the edge, Fly From Here, Drama, 90125,

                    but after that they are all sort of tied... so to play this gem I have choose 5 random albums I feel would match the first 5

                    big generator, The Quest, The Yes album, Open Your eyes, Yes

                    Firebird Suite
                    Beyond and Before
                    New State of mind
                    The Ice bridge
                    I'm running
                    And You And I
                    Future memories
                    It can Happen
                    Open Your Eyes
                    Run through The Light
                    I'm Running
                    Yesterday and today
                    Fly From Here Suite
                    Endless Dream
                    Encore
                    Owner of a Lonely Heart
                    Starship Trooper


                    I want this setlist now

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                      #11
                      This is fun - I'm on a long train journey .....

                      My Top 10 , as at April 2022 = GFTO, Relayer, Fragile, CTTE, Tales, TYA, Drama, Tormato, FFH, Magnification

                      Set List

                      Parallels
                      Does it really happen?
                      Onward
                      FFH Suite
                      The Remembering
                      AYAI
                      Perpetual change
                      Heart of the Sunrise
                      Can you Imagine?
                      Turn of the Century
                      To be Over
                      On the Silent Wings of Freedom

                      Awaken

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                        #12
                        hm.....

                        My top 10 as of this moment:

                        The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, 90125, Relayer, Tales, Going for the One, Talk, Drama, Fragile, Yes


                        Firebird (of course)->
                        Beyond and Before
                        Heart of the Sunrise
                        I've Seen All Good People
                        Homeworld
                        Changes
                        Time And a Word
                        Gates of Delirium

                        --intermission---

                        I'm Running
                        South Side of the Sky
                        And You And I
                        Endless Dream
                        The Remembering
                        Machine Messiah

                        Encore:
                        Awaken
                        Starship Trooper

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by cybrkhatru View Post
                          hm.....

                          My top 10 as of this moment:

                          The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, 90125, Relayer, Tales, Going for the One, Talk, Drama, Fragile, Yes


                          Firebird (of course)->
                          Beyond and Before
                          Heart of the Sunrise
                          I've Seen All Good People
                          Homeworld
                          Changes
                          Time And a Word
                          Gates of Delirium

                          --intermission---

                          I'm Running
                          South Side of the Sky
                          And You And I
                          Endless Dream
                          The Remembering
                          Machine Messiah

                          Encore:
                          Awaken
                          Starship Trooper
                          Homeworld ? I'm Running ? - sneakily adding 2 more albums !!

                          Quite an Encore !

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by A Venture View Post

                            Homeworld ? I'm Running ? - sneakily adding 2 more albums !!

                            Quite an Encore !
                            I guess I was making me own rules... if I gotta take them out,. replace them with Hearts and To Be Over. And swap out Time and A Word for Looking Around.

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                              #15
                              Parallels
                              And You And I
                              Sound Chaser
                              I’ve Seen All Good People
                              South Side Of The Sky
                              Does It Really Happen
                              It Can Happen
                              Close To The Edge
                              The Calling
                              Sweet Dreams
                              Homeworld (The Ladder)

                              Encore

                              Siberian Khatru
                              Endless Dream
                              Awaken

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