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Title: The Word Is Live
Artist: Yes
Type: Box Set
Released: August 23rd, 2005
Recorded: March 12, 1970 - February 19, 1988
Length: 3:49:40
Label: Rhino Records
Producer: Steve Woolard


The Word Is Live is a live box set by Yes and was released in 2005 through Rhino Records.

Considered the live companion to 2002's studio In A Word: Yes (1969 - ) box set, The Word Is Live serves to document the band's live story from early BBC recordings in 1970 with Peter Banks to 1988 shows for Big Generator. Most of the tracks were previously unreleased.

Many of the tracks were originally broadcast on radio shows and have been bootlegged extensively. In these, it is often the case that the radio show's final mix was the only mix available so few improvements in quality could be done for the release. While some of the recordings do feature a less-than-polished quality to them, The Word Is Live is still considered a fine document of Yes in a concert setting.

The set includes several pieces not originally released as studio recordings by Yes, including "It's Love", an extended cover of a song by The Young Rascals, and "Go Through This" and "We Can Fly From Here" from the tour to support Drama, but which were not released on Drama.

It failed to chart in the UK or US.

Track Listing Edit

Disc One Edit

  1. Then (5:25)
  2. For Everyone (4:44)
  3. Astral Traveller (7:24)
  4. Everydays (11:01)
  5. Yours Is No Disgrace (11:45)
  6. I've Seen All Good People (7:52)
    1. Your Move
    2. All Good People
  7. America (16:21)
  8. It's Love (11:07)

Disc Two Edit

  1. Apocalypse (3:08)
  2. Siberian Khatru (10:10)
  3. Sound Chaser (11:17)
  4. Sweet Dreams (6:22)
  5. A. Future Times B. Rejoice (6:59)
  6. Circus Of Heaven (4:52)
  7. The Big Medley (25:53)
    1. Time And A Word
    2. Long Distance Runaround
    3. Survival
    4. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
  8. Hello Chicago (2:11)
  9. Roundabout (8:42)

Disc Three Edit

  1. Heart Of The Sunrise (10:56)
  2. Awaken (17:53)
  3. Go Through This (4:21)
  4. We Can Fly From Here (6:46)
  5. Tempus Fugit (5:53)
  6. Rhythm Of Love (6:42)
  7. Hold On (7:24)
  8. Shoot High Aim Low (8:27)
  9. Make It Easy/Owner Of A Lonely Heart (6:09)
Yes
Members Current: Steve Howe · Alan White · Geoff Downes · Billy Sherwood · Jon Davison
Former: Chris Squire · Jon Anderson · Peter Banks · Bill Bruford · Tony Kaye · Rick Wakeman · Patrick Moraz · Trevor Horn · Trevor Rabin · Igor Khoroshev · Benoit David · Oliver Wakeman
Studio albums Yes · Time And A Word · The Yes Album · Fragile · Close To The Edge · Tales From Topographic Oceans · Relayer · Going For The One · Tormato · Drama · 90125 · Big Generator · Union · Talk · Keys To Ascension · Keys To Ascension 2 · Open Your Eyes · The Ladder · Magnification · Fly From Here · Heaven & Earth
Live albums Yessongs · Yesshows · 9012Live: The Solos · Keys To Ascension · Keys To Ascension 2 · House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues · Symphonic Live · Live At Montreux 2003 · Union Live · In the Present – Live from Lyon · Songs from Tsongas · Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome · Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center · Topographic Drama – Live Across America · Yes 50 Live
Compilations Yesterdays · 2 Originals Of Yes · Classic Yes · Yesstory · Affirmative: The Yes Solo Family Album · Highlights: The Very Best Of Yes · Symphonic Music Of Yes · Yes Active · Tales From Yesterday · Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 · Keys To Ascension Volumes 1 And 2 · Yes, Friends And Relatives · Astral Traveller · Yes, Friends And Relatives Vol. 2 · The Masterworks · The Best Of Yes · Sweet Dreams · Keystudio · Yes-Today · Roundabout: The Best Of Yes Live · The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection · YesFamily - Owner Of A Lonely Heart · Topography · The Solid Gold Collection · The Definitive Rock Collection · Greatest Hits Live · Roundabout & Other Hits · Introducing Yes · Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes · Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes (reissue)
Box sets Yesyears · In A Word: Yes (1969 - ) · The Word Is Live · Essentially Yes · Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two · High Vibration · The Studio Albums 1969–1987
Remixes Twelve Inches On Tape · Yes Remixes
Promos and Rarities Yessolos · ABWH Sampler · Eight Cuts From Yesyears · Symphonic Music Of Yes Promo CD
EPs Yours Is No Disgrace · Roundabout · Owner Of A Lonely Heart · From a Page
Singles "Sweetness" · "Looking Around" · "Time and a Word" · "Sweet Dreams" · "Your Move" · "Roundabout" · "America" · "And You and I" · "Roundabout (Live)" · "Soon" · "Wonderous Stories" · "Going for the One" · "Don't Kill the Whale" · "Release, Release" · "Into the Lens" · "Owner of a Lonely Heart" · "Leave It" · "It Can Happen" · "Rhythm of Love" · "Love Will Find a Way" · "Lift Me Up" · "Saving My Heart" · "I Would Have Waited Forever" · "Make It Easy" · "The Calling" · "Walls" · "Open Your Eyes" · "Lightning Strikes" · "We Can Fly"
Videos and DVDs Yessongs · 9012 Live · Live At Q.P.R. 1975 Vol. 1 · Live At Q.P.R. 1975 Vol. 2 · Yesyears - A Retrospective · Keys To Ascension · Musikladen Live - Yes · House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues · Symphonic Live · Live In Philadelphia · Fragile · YesSpeak · Greatest Video Hits · EP · Yes Acoustic · The Extraordinary World Of Yes · Inside Yes: 1968-1973 · 35th Anniversary Edition: YesSpeak/Yes Acoustic · Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert · Live At Montreux 2003 · Classic Artists: Yes · Yesspeak Live: The Director's Cut · The Lost Broadcasts · Rock of the 70's · Union Live · In the Present – Live from Lyon · Live Hemel Hempstead Pavilion October 3rd 1971 · Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome · Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center
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