Category Archives: 1980s

Trevor Rabin: I Can’t Look Away (1989)

While ABWH was doing their thing, Trevor Rabin released an amazing solo album called Can’t Look Away in 1989. Here’s the title track from the Boston show on December 5, 1989. This tour (along with the ABWH Tour) is high on my … Continue reading

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Our Song & Hearts (1984)

Hello all! This is my first post since moving the blog over to WordPress. I seem to be in a YesWest mood lately, so here’s a couple from a soundboard recording from September 9, 1984, at the Hershey Park Arena in Hershey, … Continue reading

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Final Eyes (1987)

Here’s another one the YesWest fans have been wanting to hear. “Final Eyes” along with “I’m Running” (posted earlier here) are by many fans considered the better tracks on Big Generator as they’re both more “prog” sounding as far as … Continue reading

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We Can Fly From Here (studio version) (1980)

Well at least one person said they were waiting for new posts! And there are 48 members of the Facebook group so I’m gonna try to get the posts flowing again… Here is an interesting version of “We Can Fly … Continue reading

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Machine Messiah (1980)

I received a couple comments asking for more Drama tour stuff. While I love every era of Yes, the uniqueness of the Drama years has always been a draw for me. Here’s “Machine Messiah” from the Leicester, UK, show on … Continue reading

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Perpetual Change (1984)

Sorry I’ve been away for a while. Hopefully, posts will start trickling in again. Thanks for hanging with me! Here is a rare performance of “Perpetual Change” from the 90125 tour. This was taken from the very first night of … Continue reading

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Holy Lamb > Wurm (1987)

On the surface, segueing into “Wurm” from “Holy Lamb” seems like almost a travesty. During the Big Generator tour, Yes dropped the “Life Seeker” and “Disillusion” sections from “Starship Trooper” and just played “Wurm.” The three shows I saw I … Continue reading

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Mind Drive – XYZ Sessions (1981)

From a very unique era of Yes history comes this early version of “Mind Drive.” XYZ was to be a new band, initially featuring Chris Squire, Alan White and Jimmy Page, appropriately named XYZ for “Ex-Yes-Zeppelin.” But nothing came of … Continue reading

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Yours is no Disgrace (1984)

Here’s a great version of “Yours is no Disgrace” from the 90125 tour. In my (not so) humble opinion, of all the ‘classic’ Yes material performed on this tour, the YesWest lineup performed “Yours is no Disgrace” the best. Taken … Continue reading

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Quartet (1989)

Happy New Year! Digging through my hard drive, I found this rare performance of “Quartet” from the Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe tour. This is the only known live performance of the song, from the first night of the tour on … Continue reading

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I’m Running (1987)

Upgraded 8/12/10! I have obtained a much better recording of this show. This version has unbelievably clear sound for an 1980’s-era audience recording. The bass and drums are especially clear. I’ve upgraded this post and will also be adding “Final … Continue reading

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Go Through This (1980)

Another Drama tour gem, this version of “Go Through This” is quite a different than the well-known MSG version that appears on The Word is Live. I have no idea which show this is from, but it rocks. I really … Continue reading

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Parallels (1980)

Ah, the infamous Drama tour! While Trevor Horn was certainly no Jon Anderson, he did an admirable job, all things considered. And the band played very well on that tour. To give the uninitiated a feel for what they sounded … Continue reading

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Master of Images (1984)

Only twice did YES touch on “Awaken” during the 90125 tour. This is from the August 11 show in East Troy, WI. It’s just Jon and Tony, but still it’s cool to hear. Usually, Jon sang the “Soon” excerpt from … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams (1984)

To start things off, here is a great version of “Sweet Dreams” performed on March 5, 1984, in Champaign, Illinois. According to Forgotten Yesterdays, this is the only time the band played “Sweet Dreams” during the 90125 tour. It’s a … Continue reading

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