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Yes Gets Double Disc Treatment

New York, NY (February 2, 2009)—For five decades, Yes has been a reigning pinnacle of rock music, bringing a level of craftwork, creativity, and innovation that most bands can only wish to achieve. Going far beyond the parameters of traditional Rock ‘N’ Roll, they have created symphonic masterpieces. Eagle Rock Entertainment, through their Eagle Records subsidiary, is proud to present Symphonic Live [prebook date February 4, retail sales price $17.98], an epic 2CD set which captures these progressive rock titans live.

Previously released as a 2DVD set, Symphonic Live is an aural treat, exploring the expansive nature of Yes’ music with the flair of a backing orchestra.
Touring to support their symphonic album Magnification, they hit the road in 2001 with a new approach to their live set. They called in the help of the European Festival Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Keitel, to add lush new textures to their live set, essentially bringing the spirit of their new album to life on the stage. Not only did they play tracks from Magnification, but re-imagined interpretations of their timeless hits. Classics such as “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Long Distance Runaround” and “I’ve Seen All Good People” have never sounded so grand.

This use of a full orchestra, while incredibly fresh and bold, does not distract from the band. Jon Anderson’s voice soars, as if attempting to reach Nirvana, while the virtuosity of guitarist Steve Howe and bassist Chris Squire weave melodies into entrancing soundscapes. The drumming of Alan White goes far beyond the task of keeping time. It re-writes it, with time signatures that should be studied just as much as enjoyed.

Constantly redefining the definition of progressive rock, Yes’ Symphonic Live brings a much bigger sound to their already stunning catalogue. Along with previous releases such as Live at Montreux (available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and CD – Eagle Rock), Yes never fail to make a concert a showcase of musical acrobatics and instrumental beauty. Prepared to be wowed.

Eagle Rock Entertainment develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Group, LTD.

For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at

Track Listing:
Disc 1:
1.) Overture
2.) Close To The Edge
3.) Long Distance Runaround
4.) Don’t Go
5.) In The Presence Of
6.) The Gates of Delirium
7.) Steve Howe Guitar Solo

Disc 2:
1.) Starship Trooper
2.) Magnification
3.) And You And I
4.) Ritual
5.) I’ve Seen All Good People
6.) Owner Of A Lonely Heart
7.) Roundabout

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