JAVPBX04CD Live In Sheffield 1980
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Released on May 7, 2007
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S ong of Seven is a personal favorite of mine, so I was in seventh heaven with this: an archival release that captures the whole December 3, 1980 show in Sheffield plus over 40 minutes of rehearsals. The poor recording quality is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, so you non-fanatics who haven’t been humming “Everybody Loves You” in your head for the last twenty years can save your money. But for the rest of us willing to wade through some muddiness for a complete, live version of “Song of Seven” or two versions of “Don’t Forget (Nostalgia),” Live In Sheffield 1980 is playing our song. By disc’s end, Jon and the New Life Band (essentially the same mates from the Seven sessions) deliver eight from Seven, three Short Stories, lots of Yes in little doses and an 11-minute “Petrushka” that’s igorgeous. The Yes songs tend to get mashed into a medley; a minute here, two minutes there. But among them are unexpected, miniature treasures like “The Prophet” and “Rejoice.” In fact, outside of an unnecessary cover of Buddy Holly’s “Everyday,” there’s not a nonmagical moment in the show. Even the trio from Short Stories is captivating now that there’s a real, live band to flesh them out. The fourth in The Lost Tapes series, Live In Sheffield 1980 is a nice companion to Song of Seven. If you didn’t feel that was a special album, then there’s probably not much special waiting for you in Sheffield either. The New Life Band does a passable version on most of the Yes tracks (“Perpetual Change” and “The Revealing Science of God” are ornery hard), but Yessheffield this isn’t. An interesting seventure pulled from time it is, and I don’t doubt that The Lost Tapes will find its share of admirers in Yesterdom.

TRACK LISTING

    disc one
  1. SOME ARE BORN    4:19
  2. DON'T FORGET (NOSTALGIA)    4:00
  3. FUNK THEME    1:39
  4. TO BE OVER    2:06
  5. PERPETUAL CHANGE    1:26
  6. THE PROPHET    2:23
  7. LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND    2:41
  8. WONDEROUS STORIES    3:16
  9. REJOICE    2:09
  10. I'VE SEEN ALL GOOD PEOPLE    4:19
  11. THE REVEALING SCIENCE OF GOD    1:27
  12. ALL GOOD PEOPLE (REPRISE)    1:07
  13. THE REMEMBERING    1:08
  14. RITUAL    4:37
  15. FAR AWAY IN BAAGAD    3:22
  16. I HEAR YOU NOW    4:49
  17. ONE MORE TIME    5:59
  18. EVERYDAY    4:04
  19. HEAR IT    2:53
  20. TAKE YOUR TIME    3:50
  21. SONG OF SEVEN    11:40

    disc two
  22. PETRUSHKA    11:15
  23. TOUR SONG/INTRODUCTIONS    3:35
  24. HEART OF THE MATTER    4:21
  25. BAND JAM    2:02
  26. ALL GOOD PEOPLE    3:00

    Tour Rehearsals
  27. FOR YOU FOR ME    5:41
  28. SOME ARE BORN    5:06
  29. DON'T FORGET (NOSTALGIA)    3:09
  30. EVERYBODY LOVES YOU    4:22
  31. TO BE OVER    2:13
  32. PERPETUAL CHANGE    1:28
  33. THE PROPHET    2:15
  34. LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND    2:56
  35. WONDEROUS STORIES    2:50
  36. REJOICE    1:56
  37. I'VE SEEN ALL GOOD PEOPLE    4:16
  38. THE REVEALING SCIENCE OF GOD    1:23
  39. ALL GOOD PEOPLE (REPRISE)    1:080
  40. THE REMEMBERING    0:44
  41. RITUAL    2:04

CREDITS

JON ANDERSON -- vocals
LEE DAVIDSON -- guitar
BARRY DE SOUZA -- drums
JOHN GIBLIN -- bass
RONNIE LEAHY -- keyboards
DICK MORRISEY -- saxophones, flutes
JOE PARTRIDGE -- guitar
MORRIS PERT -- percussion
CHRISTOPHER RAINBOW -- backing vocals, keyboards
Daniel Earnshaw -- project co-ordinator
Rob Ayling -- executive producer
Mark Wilkinson -- artwork

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UK May 7, 2007 Voiceprint 2CD JAVPBX04CD  

 

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