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Like It Is: YES At The Bristol Hippodrome is YES‘ twelfth live release, available on Blu-ray, 2CDs/1DVD and Vinyl LP. Like It Is was recorded on 11th May 2014 at the Bristol Hippodrome as a part of their 2013–14 Three Album Tour. Like It Is: YES At The Bristol Hippodrome features the albums The Yes Album (1971) and Going For The One (1977).

A sequel, titled Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center, featured the albums Fragile (1971) and Close To The Edge (1972) was released in July 2015.

It is the band’s first live album featuring lead vocalist Jon Davison and keyboardist Geoff Downes in the band’s line-up.

Personnel

Jon Davison
Vocals

Geoff Downes
Keyboards

Steve Howe
Guitar, Vocals

Chris Squire
Bass

Alan White
Percussion

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Like It Is - Live at the Bristol Hippodrome
Like It Is YES At The Bristol Hippodrome is available as:
Blu-Ray at Amazon
2 CD & 1 DVD at Amazon
Vinyl LP at Amazon
MP3 Downloads at iTunes, Google Play, 7 Digital, Microsoft Store
Streaming at Apple Music, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal

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LIKE IT IS

Comprised of selections from the rock group’s celebrated studio releases from 1970s, Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome offers dedicated followers who weren’t able to catch YES on tour in 2014 a professionally captured glimpse into how the band performs in the absence of founding frontman Jon Anderson and with the assistance of lead vocalist Jon Davison.

The effort was made available on two-CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats starting December 9 2014 via Frontiers Records, and shows the lineup of Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes, bassist Chris Squire and percussionist Alan White running through selections from 1971’s ‘The Yes Album’ and 1977’s ‘Going For The One.’ Included in the feature’s track listing are such numbers as “Perpetual Change,” “Wonderous Stories” and “Starship Trooper.”

“These are two bodies of music that many of the most devout YES fans wanted to hear in their entirety,” Downes said in a press statement announcing the album. “I believe our performance at the Bristol Hippodrome was among the most compelling of the entire tour.” Perhaps the only odd quality found on ‘Like It Is’ is that there are no selections from YES’ then most recent studio album ‘Heaven & Earth,’ which served as Davison’s studio debut with the band.


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