Episode 40 – Yes Rarities Part 5 – The Word is Live – Yes Music Podcast

CD set purchased 2012 (click to enlarge)

The fortieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the unique tracks from the live compilation boxed set,  ‘The Word is Live’.

  • Are there any unique tracks in this collection?
  • Does the medley work at over 20mins?
  • Is it worth the price tag?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

Show Links

The Young Rascals – It’s Love on YouTube

Yes – It’s Love, live at Gaelic Park, 1971 on YouTube

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from the following two creative commons sources:

thanvannispen and archive.org

4 thoughts on “Episode 40 – Yes Rarities Part 5 – The Word is Live – Yes Music Podcast”

  1. Wow never ever heard them do that song ” Its Love ”
    I remember the 1976 show at Cobo hall it was the greatest show I had ever seen until I seen them at the Olympia in 1978 in the round 2nd row that was a pretty darn good one cause Mr. Wakeman was back. Now on to this live recording album now you have made me want to go out and get this just for all the things in the booklet but that’s okay like I need a excuse to get any Yes stuff.
    Great Job as always you are a true Yes god! and you make listing to your podcast a sheer thrill.
    Please do not ever stop doing what you do cause it is Pure Magic……

    Hope your summer is going well I know you have the Olympics coming up we are burning up in the Midwest but its supposed to cool down a bit.
    Until next week
    best Regards
    Paul Tomei

    1. Thanks, as usual, Paul, for the very kind comments! I am hoping there are yet more undiscovered gems of Yes music which I can share with the world.

      Also, as usual, I am seriously jealous of your Yes concert-going history! Keep listening and commenting.

  2. I always enjoy listening to the “Big Medley” and I think it’s a shame that, with such a vast back catalogue, they don’t do something like this today. However I seem to recall Chris Squire once saying that he didn’t like medleys and didn’t want Yes to “do a Genesis”, so I doubt it’s very likely.

    Keep up the good work Kevin.

    1. I can see what Squire means but I agree with you, Ken – I love the medley – it’s not just stuck together, it’s artfully crafted and brilliantly performed.

      Thanks for the comment and keep listening!

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