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Episode 84 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 3 – Long Distance Runaround

Long Distance Runaround
The wrong title but we know what they meant…

The eighty-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring several different versions of the classic track, Long Distance Runaround.

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

  • How is the studio version developed into a live version?
  • Does it always work?
  • What influence do different band members have on the track?


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Show links

Ben Craven and the Section website

Miguel Falcao’s YouTube channel

Howe and Squire show their kit

Jon Davison’s Q&A

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp with Yes

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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:

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9 replies on “Episode 84 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 3 – Long Distance Runaround”

I think one of the most interesting variations was with the Relayer tour. There was a concert shown on TV circa 1976, which I recorded to cassette. Haven’t listened to it for years, but I remember a very slow Jon Anderson vocal arrangement – essentially solo but with (if I remember correctly) strummed guitar backing – which might also have been Jon. Very effective, and very powerful. I think it segued into Patrick Moraz’s solo.

Hang on while I Google… success!

The link was pasted in above, and from my view it has inserted the YouTube video. Hope you can see it, Kevin!

Ah – yes, thanks Russell. I was looking a the comments in a different place. This is indeed a lovely version foreshadows the Yes Acoustic version. I also love Moraz’s solo. As I have said before, I wonder what would have happened if he had stayed!

Thanks Miguel – great to spot that Squire instrument! I wonder how many times the musicians swapped pedals like that – Astral Traveller uses wah on the vocals?

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