Episode 26 – ‘9012LIVE – THE SOLOS’

Vinyl and cassette purchased circa. 1985 (Click to enlarge)

The twenty-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the live album, ‘90125 THE SOLOS’.

  • Should they just have released the whole soundtrack of the 9012LIVE video?
  • Does the record define this time in live Yes music?
  • Is it worth searching for a copy of this rarity?

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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

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6 thoughts on “Episode 26 – ‘9012LIVE – THE SOLOS’

  1. They should have just released the entire audio of the concert with the solos. However the 9012LIVE video is also just snippets of the full concert.

    The bootlegged DVD of the Dortmund ’84 show is a far better show and souvenir from this tour. It doesn’t have the band all doodled up with hairspray and makeup and its much less polished and hasn’t been fixed up in the studio. It’s actually my favourite Yes concert that I own on DVD.

    It sez here:

    We’re not about to lose our pride,
    Scott.

  2. I would have to agree with Scott To me the solo’s if you will were a thing of the seventies I think. The bootleg DVD is about the way I seen them do this tour they really flubbed Changes bad and for someone like myself that was a huge thing to hear at a Yes concert. However the band did play loose it was a really neat thing to see because of all the previous Yes show’s that I had seen in the past they seem very serious and kinda of uptight.Yes has always incorporated some type of solo’s for all there shows at least all the Yes show’s that I have been able to attend and I believe it all started when Steve Howe came on with the Clap the perfect guitar solo just long enough to give the other members a rest. Now in today shows they just do intermission. Kevin as always great show
    Regards

    Paul Tomei

    1. Thanks for the comment, Paul. I must say, I love a good, long solo. It’s not fashionable but I even really like the ones Roger Taylor used to do in Queen shows!

  3. Just bought the extended version of this when I was in Auckland for the Yes show there – just an extra two tracks – City of Love & It can Happen from memory. I recall when it was first released in the mid 80s and being horrified that they were selling a 30 minute album at full price – so I avoided it. Playing it for the first time a few weeks back it really is a pity they didn’t include more of the live 90125 tracks they played on that tour. The ones included on it come across well. A shame really as this is the only official release from this tour.

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