Yes release Topographic Drama – Live Across America album on 24th November

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In the Summer of 2016, Yes toured in the USA. They performed Drama in its entirety,
together with Sides 1 and 4 of Tales from Topographic Oceans – the first Yes album to top
the UK charts… as well as a selection of classic Yes tracks.

TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA highlights the best performances from the 2017 leg of the 12-show tour and mirrors the set list from those concerts and is released on 24th November as a double CD or Triple LP ….

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The sleeve for both formats is designed by Roger Dean.
The new collection features live performances from 12 dates recorded on the same tour in February 2017, by the current Yes line-up: Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass), Jon Davison (vocals), and additional drummer for this tour Jay Schellen.

Each night, Yes opened with all six songs from Drama (1980), the band’s tenth studio album, which peaked at No.2 on the U.K. album chart. Standouts include ‘Machine Messiah’, ‘Tempus Fugit’ and the album’s only single ‘Into The Lens’. After Drama, the band shifted gears for songs from two of its best-selling albums: ‘And You And I’ from Close To The Edge and ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’ from Fragile. Next, the group played the opening and closing tracks of its concept album, Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973). Howe’s exceptional guitar work on ‘The Revealing Science Of God’ and White’s propulsive drumming on ‘Ritual’ have always been regarded as ground-breaking. The album concludes with two live staples: ‘Roundabout’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

CD Track Listing:

Disc One

1. Machine Messiah
2. White Car
3. Does It Really Happen?
4. Into The Lens
5. Run Through The Light
6. Tempus Fugit
7. And You And I
8. Heart Of The Sunrise

Disc Two

1. The Revealing Science Of God
2. Leaves Of Green
3. Ritual
4. Roundabout
5. Starship Trooper

YES will embark upon a 10-date 50th Anniversary UK Tour in March 2018 #YES50….

They will perform sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of Tales From Topographic Oceans together with fan favourites.

TOUR DATES

MARCH 2018 (UK & Europe)

Tues 13th       Bristol           Colston Hall
Weds 14th     Sheffield       City Hall
Fri 16th         Glasgow         SEC Armadillo
Sat 17th         Manchester  Bridgewater Hall
Sun 18th       Gateshead     Sage
Tues 20th     Birmingham   Symphony Hall
Weds 21st    Brighton        Centre
Fri 23rd       Liverpool       Philharmonic Hall
Sat 24th       London          Palladium
Sun 25th      London          Palladium
Tue 27th      Tilburg           013
Wed 28th    Antwerp         De Roma
Fri 30th       Paris                Olympia