06/04/2008

1976 - Memphis


June 04, 1976 - Memphis, Tenessee, USA
Yes's solo album tour didn't work as expected and the set-list was ever-changing. Quoting Circus Magazine from September 13, 1976:
At a concert in Memphis' Mid-South Coliseum, when Yes was still performing various solo material, Chris Squire got his turn with "Hold Out Your Hand," the opening track from his own Fish Out Of Water album, and some ten thousand people responded to the Squire tune with a standing ovation. "We were still experimenting with the show at that stage, and we were playing different songs every night, and I think that one night we just happened to play my song," says the too-modest bassist.

Indeed the best thing about this show was Squire's great song. He sings so well, and then in the end there's an instrumental rendition of You by my side, with Howe on steel guitar. Not to be missed.
Other high points are Sweet Dreams, with all the band playing intensely and freely that early song, and Moraz's solo, this time not on mellotron but on a bluesy piano.
The tape was from audience and sound quality is not the best.

Set-list:
Apocalypse
Siberian Khatru
Sound Chaser
I've Seen All Good People
Song Of Innocence
Hold Out Your Hand/You By My Side
Leaves Of Green
Clap
Long Distance Runaround/Moraz Solo
Harp Solo
Heart Of The Sunrise
Gates Of Delirium
Roundabout
Sweet Dreams

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12 comments:

Martini said...

Links:
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Anonymous said...

Thanks!! I've been looking for a bootleg of a concert in which they played some solo stuff. Hopefully there are some others too with more of it. Anyway huge thanks for all great boots of the best band ever!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

satyricon said...

Thank you for supplying more shows from the '74-76 period. looking forward to hearing this one. While he is no Wakeman I am very much pro-Moraz. It's a shame he didn't work out in the long run. cheers!

blackdeath said...

This is one of those shows, that has to be heard....don't know if any of the other "solo' outings are on tape anywhere. Certainly not in this quality. Thanks for reviving this....

Lucon said...

Seu blog é magnífico! Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho, que leva aos fãs de Yes, informações e áudio de suma importância.
Abraço.

Anonymous said...

Hola amigo!!!

llegue aqui gracias a un link que me paso el amigo Merlinus, de orkut, verdaderas joyas y más es lo que tienes en este blogspot!!!! felicitaciones y mis agradecimientos por compartir tantas rarezas con nosotros, más aun siendo fan de esta gran banda llamda Yes.

Ahora esperemos que esta nueva gira contemple nuestros paises, sería fabuloso tener de nuevacuenta a Yes en México, y en Brasil tambien desde luego!!

Muchas gracias, y felicidades, tienes un gran blogspot!!
saludos desde México!

Dug ;-)

JF said...

Grande Blog! Maravilhoso trabalho informativo sobre YES.
Abraços.Parabens!
JF

tadreamer62 said...

At dimedozen I got a hq 1984 show, which - if you don't know - I want share with you / all.
http://rapidshare.com/users/CGNH10
All informations about the concert / source are there.
The flacs were encoded at mp3 320 kbps.

jdallenx said...

Thanks -

jack

Alex said...

From Memphis here, and a huge Yes fan! Thanks for posting. The Mid-South Coliseum was a greart venue to see a show.

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