Tributes To YES and Chris Squire Are Ready For Release

This year marks the 50th anniversary of YES but, sadly, the ensemble’s stalwart Chris Squire didn’t live to celebrate it, having passed away in 2015. Both the band and the man deserve paying homage to, and although the collective have seen a few tribute albums released in the last couple of decades, there’s a new one to be out soon – around the same time that the record in memory of the great late bassist will be issued.

One dedicated to the band is titled “Yesterday & Today” is scheduled for November 2nd; one dedicated to the man will be titled “A Life In Yes” and will hit the shelves on November 9th. The two tributes feature a stellar line-up of fellow players, including past and present members of the group’s extended family, such as keyboard players Geoff Downes, Tony Kaye, Tom Brislin and Patrick Moraz. And there are many more artists involved, so let’s take a closer look at what and who are on there. A pity cover artwork doesn’t match the cover versions, as the YES disc is likely to be confused with the quintet’s debut LP, and the Squire CD makes Chris difficult to recognize.

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Yesterday & Today

Yesterday & Today

Yesterday & Today (read the review)

1. Machine Messiah – with Nick D’Virgilio and Geoff Downes
2. Yours Is No Disgrace – with Marisol Koss and Tony Kaye
3. Turn Of The Century – with Sally Minnear
4. Sweetness – with Pat Sansone
5. Soon – with CURVED AIR
6. Cinema – with Steve Hackett
7. Changes – with Robert Berry
8. I’m Running – with Robin Schell and Marco Minnemann
9. Acoustic Medley – with Jon Davison:
I. Your Move
II. And You And I
III. Wondrous Stories
10. Yesterday And Today – with Dr. Danny
11. Long Distance Runaround – with Leslie Hunt
12. The Fish – with Billy Sherwood
13. Starship Trooper – with Francis Dunnery


A Life In Yes

A Life In Yes (read the review)

1. On The Silent Wings Of Freedom –
     with Jon Davison and Patrick Moraz
2. Hold Out Your Hand – with Steve Hogarth and Larry Fast
3. Onward – with Annie Haslam
4. South Side Of The Sky – with David Sancious and Steve Stevens
5. The Fish – with Sonja Kristina
6. The More We Live – Let Go –
     with Steve Porcaro and Steve Hackett
7. Parallels – with Jon Davison and Tony Kaye
8. Owner Of A Lonely Heart – with Nikki Squire and Dweezil Zappa
9. Roundabout – with Todd Rundgren, John Wesley and Tony Kaye
10. Don’t Kill The Whale – with Candice Night and Brian Auger
bonus tracks:
11. The Technical Divide – THE PROG COLLECTIVE
12. Comfortably Numb – Chris Squire

September 22, 2018

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