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Monday, 8 June 2015

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind



Most of the focus, fair or not, with Yes’ upcoming live project will be on Jon Davison. The band’s current frontman, he played a major role in their most recent studio effort, but is only just now being included on Yes’ live recordings. And so, long-time fans will likely be studying Davison, more than the rest, as he works his way through a legendary moment from Yes’ vast discography like “Heart of the Sunrise,” originally the epic closing track from 1971’s Fragile.

There is, however, a lot more to Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center, as the bracing news of bassist Chris Squire’s serious illness continues to reverberate. The project, to be released as a 2CD/DVD in July 2015 via Frontiers, gives us another chance to fully explore Squire’s genius at the bass.

Read on...

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