Frontiers Records proudly announces the latest live release from the most influential and ground-breaking progressive rock ‘n’ roll band in history, YES. New album “In The Present – Live from Lyon” will be available on 2CD/DVD package from November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe.
Recorded in Lyon, France, on December 1st 2009, “In The Present – Live from Lyon” is an outstanding collection of hidden gems and unforgettable classics, with new singer Benoit David breathing new life into each of the evergreen tracks. The package comes with a 55 minute DVD containing excerpts from the live performance, candid interviews and behind the scenes footage. The cover art features an original design by Roger Dean, author of most YES album covers including classics ‘Fragile’, ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘Drama’.
YES’ powerful compositions influenced a generation of musicians. They have a hugely successful and indelible catalogue of masterpieces; songs like “Roundabout,” a seminal hit which consistently appears on “the best songs of all-time” lists, and the group’s #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, taken from the YES album ‘90125’, saw YES top the UK and US album charts simultaneously.
YES are the pioneers for the use of synthesizers and sound effects in modern music and produced a multitude of timeless, symphonic-rock masterworks; they continued to push the cutting edge of art-rock music to their limits, selling over 30 million albums and reaching platinum status multiple times worldwide. YES latest studio album ‘Fly From Here’ – the first in ten years – hit the Top 10 on the Rock Charts and was declared as their “best work since the ‘70s” (Paste Magazine)
“In the Present – Live From Lyon” will be released in a gloss digipak edition. The final tracklisting includes:
Cd1 Siberian Khatru; I’ve Seen All Good People; Tempus Fugit; Onward; Astral Traveller; And You And I; Corkscrew (Acoustic Solo).
Cd2: Owner Of A Lonely Heart; Southside Of The Sky; Machine Messiah; Heart Of The Sunrise; Roundabout; Starship Trooper.
DVD: Interviews, Excerpts from the Live Show, Roundabout, Machine Messiah (running time approx 55 mins.)
A limited edition gatefold sleeve 3 LP vinyl release (only including the audio portion of the album) will be exclusively available in the European markets.
A trailer of the DVD can be enjoyed following this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1CVUbp562c
“In the Present – Live From Lyon” lineup features:
Benoit David: vocals
Steve Howe: guitar
Chris Squire: bass
Alan White: drums
Oliver Wakeman: keyboards
CATCH YES ON TOUR IN EUROPE – FALL 2011
11/03 Lisbon, Portugal Coliseum
11/04 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
11/05 Barcelona, Spain St. Jordi Club
11/08 Cambridge, UK Corn Exchange
11/09 Sheffield, UK City Hall
11/11 Birmingham, UK Symphony Hall
11/12 Glasgow, Scotland Clyde Auditorium
11/13 Manchester, UK Apollo
11/15 Brighton, UK Dome
11/16 Bristol, UK Colston Hall
11/17 London, UK Hammersmith Apollo
11/19 Paris, France Olympia
11/20 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
11/21 Nijmegen, Holland Vereeniging
11/23 Zurich, Switzerland Volkshaus
11/24 Milan, Italy Teatro Smeraldo
11/25 Trieste, Italy Palazzetto di Chiarbola
11/27 Vienna, Austria Koncerthaus
11/29 Dresden, Germany Kulturpalast
11/30 Stuttgart, Germany KKL Hegensaal
12/02 Nuremberg, Germany Meistersinger Hall
12/03 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
12/04 Bielefield, Germany Ringlokschuppen
12/06 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
12/07 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
12/09 Stockholm, Sweden Solnahallen
12/11 Helsinki, Finland Circus
12/12 Tallinn, Estonia Nokia Kontserdimaja
12/15 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall