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Exclusive: Listen to Yes performing ‘Roundabout’ from ‘Topographic Drama - Live Across America’

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Ahead of the release of Yes’s new live album ‘Topographic Drama – Live Across America’ next week, Planet Rock has an exclusive stream just for you.

Released on double-CD and triple-LP formats on Friday 24th November, the live album was recorded over 12 dates on Yes’s epic summer 2016 North American tour that saw the band open by performing their 1980 album ‘Drama’ in its entirety for the very first time.

Following ‘Drama’, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison and additional drummer Jay Schellen played songs from two of Yes’s best-selling albums: ‘And You And I’ from 1972’s ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’ from 1971’s ‘Fragile’.

The sprawling set list then moved on to sides one and four from Yes’ 1973 double-album ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’, before it reached a triumphant finale with two of the band's seminal classics - ‘Roundabout’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

You can listen to all eight minutes and 35 seconds of penultimate song ‘Roundabout’ exclusively on Planet Rock right here:

If you like what you hear, ‘Topographic Drama – Live Across America’ is available to pre-order on double CD here or triple vinyl here.

The ‘Topographic Drama – Live Across America’ track-listing is as follows:

CD: Disc One
1. ‘Machine Messiah’
2. ‘White Car’
3. ‘Does It Really Happen?’
4. ‘Into The Lens’
5. ‘Run Through The Light’
6. ‘Tempus Fugit’
7. ‘And You And I’
8. ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’

CD: Disc Two
1. ‘The Revealing Science Of God’
2. ‘Leaves Of Green’
3. ‘Ritual’
4. ‘Roundabout’
5. ‘Starship Trooper’

LP: Side One
1. ‘Machine Messiah’
2. ‘White Car’
3. ‘Does It Really Happen?’

LP: Side Two
1. ‘Into The Lens’
2. ‘Run Through The Light’
3. ‘Tempus Fugit’

LP: Side Three
1. ‘And You And I’
2. ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’

LP: Side Four
1. ‘The Revealing Science Of God’
2. ‘Leaves Of Green’

LP: Side Five
1. ‘Ritual’

LP: Side Six
1. ‘Roundabout’
2. ‘Starship Trooper’

The typically stunning Roger Dean artwork looks like this: 

Don’t forget, Yes embark on a 50th anniversary UK tour in March 2018, taking in the following shows:

MARCH 2018
Bristol Colston Hall – Tue 13th
Sheffield City Hall – Wed 14th
Glasgow SEC Armadillo – Fri 16th
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Sat 17th
Gateshead Sage – Sun 18th
Birmingham Symphony Hall – Tue 20th
Brighton Centre – Wed 21st
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – Fri 23rd
London Palladium – Sat 24th
London Palladium – Sun 25th

Head to Yes’s official website for tickets.

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