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Sunday, 21 June 2015

The epic tale of listening to seven live concert recordings by the band Yes in a single day

The rock band Yes has had a long, remarkable and often cosmically complicated career, and the box set they put out this week only underscores those truths. Almost unprecedented in the history of rock music, the progressive-rock giant is releasing “Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two,” a box set of seven full concerts from three weeks during a 1972 concert tour, with the exact same set list. More than 12 hours of performances (14 discs), but in total, only seven full songs. (Guitarist Steve Howe and keyboardist Rick Wakeman each takes a solo turn.) Put another way, has Yes simply gone insane? I mean, you don’t expect modesty from a band that once released a double album with just four songs based on the Shastric scriptures. Still, there was reason to wonder if “Pathology” wasn’t a more apt name for the new set.
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
Union (Standard DVD)
DVD - £9.99

Union
DVD - £12.99

Union (2CD)
2CD - £7.99

Rock Of The 70's
DVD - £12.99

The Lost Broadcasts
DVD - £7.99

Rock of the 70s
DVD - £9.99

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