5.08.2010

It's prog rock Saturday night..!

As promised, here's another favorite composition by Yes... Ever since the tour to promote the "Close To The Edge" LP back in late 1972 and early 1973, this has been the opening number of any Yes show. They started using the last movement of Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" as their setting music, to get the crowd's attention and take the stage in place of the usual loosely adapted "Preludium and Fugue in C Major" by JS Bach that was their standard fare for many years, and the first chunky guitar riffs from Steve Howe blend perfectly with the soaring crescendo of the Firebird... really, you have to be there to experience it. Seriously. If you're a Yes fan, this shit really gives you the shivers...
Enjoy... "Siberian Khatru" by Yes, live in Montreux, 2003, with the full original lineup.






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OpenID coopernicus said...

First time I saw Yes was the Tales tour and they were still using the Firebird at that point...I rushed out and got a copy of the entire ballet. Cannot listen to it without thinking of Yes...

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