Deep Tracks with Yes: 8/10/2002
With very special thanks to Kevin (khalpin) at Yesfans, here is what could be described as an orphan amongst the Bittorrent community. Since XM is considered a lossy format, many of the trading sites won’t accept this one. So I asked Kevin to send me the show in SHN format so I could post it here to make it available to the Yesfans community. Kevin described this as “a must have for any Yes fan, if only for the ‘Awaken Workshop,'” but the entire show is quite enjoyable. The band is really laid-back, having a lot of fun with the whole thing. This is not the typical “Yes Acoustic” show you may be used to hearing and is worth the listen. This one’s a lot of fun, with the band bantering back and forth the whole time. Even Steve has a few humorous moments.
I’m breaking my rule to not post complete shows in an effort to get this out there. Hopefully the bandwidth will last. Leave a comment on this post if you have a problem downloading and I’ll look into other hosting options.
Accessing the files:
For some reason, the links to the SHN files would not work when I tested downloading them. So I zipped the files, which allows them to be downloaded from a web browser. You will need to unzip them back to their original SHN format. After unzipping them, you will need a utility to decode the SHN files to WAV for burning to CD. I use the mkw Audio Compression Tool. There are other choices available, but I’ve found this one to be quite user-friendly.
Source/quality: Radio broadcast/A+
1. XM Radio Intro 0:41
2. Band introductions 2:47
3. South Side Of The Sky/And You and I 6:30
4. Rick Wakeman interview 3:18
5. The Ancient excerpt 4:19
6. Walk Don’t Run 1:19
7. Recent Yes releases 3:37
8. Your Move 4:04
9. Alan White interview 3:35
10. Show Me 4:13
11. Jon Anderson interview 0:48
12. Awaken composition 8:01
13. Awaken composition 10:12