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9012Live: The Solos

9012Live: The Solos is the third live album by Yes, albeit one with a difference. Released as a mini LP in 1985, the album was primarily meant to feature all five current members in a solo fashion (hence the title), while also including two performances from their blockbuster 90125 album.

Its shunning of live versions of well-known songs baffled critics and fans, and compared with previous releases, 9012Live: The Solos was not a success.

Currently out of print (save for a pricey Japanese import), the album is rumoured to be reissued by Rhino Records in the coming months. Bonus tracks could be classic live tracks from that tour. The companion video has been released on DVD by Image Entertainment with previously unseen material and a director's cut without the 1950s stock footage.

Track listing

  1. "Hold On" (Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire/Jon Anderson) – 6:44
  2. "Si" – 2:31
  3. "Solly's Beard" – 4:45
    • Trevor Rabin solo
  4. "Soon" – 2:08
    • Originally the closing section of "The Gates of Delirium" from 1974's Relayer
    • Jon Anderson solo
  5. "Changes" (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Alan White) – 6:58
  6. "Amazing Grace" (Trad. Arr., Public Domain) – 2:14
    • Chris Squire solo
  7. "Whitefish" – 8:33
    • Features a medley of past Yes songs: "The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)", "Tempus Fugit" and "Sound Chaser"
    • Chris Squire/Alan White solo

† - Recorded at Edmonton, Canada at Northlands Coliseum 1984, as part of the soundtrack of the movie '9012Live'

‡ - Recorded at Dortmund, Germany 1984

9012Live: The Solos (Atco 790 474) reached #44 in the UK. It also reached #81 in the US during a chart stay of 11 weeks.

Personnel

Guest Performers

  • Casey Young: Additional keyboards

Sources

  • AllMusicGuide.com
  • "Top Pop Albums 1955-2001", Joel Whitburn, c.2002

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