|Format: DVD / Cat No: VPDVD71A/HST031DVDA / Released: 16/11/2009
Track Listing: 1. Yours Is No Disgrace / 2. All Good People (Take 1) / 3. All Good People (Take 2) / 4. All Good People (Take 3) / 5. Looking Around / 6. Survival / 7. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed / 8. Time And A Word
More information: In 1969 YES managed to fit in a number of TV appearances both in the UK and Europe, including the first appearance featured on this DVD filmed for the German television programme 'Beat Club' in November 1969. The tracks performed here are No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed, Looking Around and Survival. Of the three tracks Looking Around and Survival were from the first Yes album and No Opportunity was a Richie Havens song the band had worked up for live performance and would feature as the opening track on the bands second album Time and A Word which would be released in July 1970.
The next clip featured here is a colour clip of the band performing Time And A Word. The performance is a lip synched performance as was the norm for many television programmes of the time and the band seem to be enjoying themselves performing the title track of their second album. Despite the good natured performance however there was an underlying tension which had arisen during the recording of Time And A Word. Peter Banks is featured here in possibly one of his last TV appearances with the band he helped to form. The next section of footage comes from another 'Beat Club' appearance filmed on the 19th of April 1971. The two tracks featured on the programme which was aired on the 24th of April were I've Seen All Good People and Yours Is No Disgrace however researchers recently found a second take of Yours Is No Disgrace which is slightly faster than the original take. This second take has remained in the vault until now as it was decided to use the first take rather than the slightly faster retake. Following on from these TV performances Yes would finally break through with their third album, The Yes album and, following more changes in lineup, which saw Rick Wakeman replacing Tony Kaye, the band would go onto even greater success with albums such as Fragile, Close To The Edge & Tales From Topographic Oceans in the seventies through the eighties with albums like 90125 and Big Generator, and then to the bands most recent studio album, Magnification, which was recorded with a full orchestra in 2001 The performances featured on this DVD however are from the very early days of the band. You could say from a time "Before and Beyond" their massive success; but the spark of what made them the massively successful band they became is visible here for all to see and hear.