The Early Years

The Goddess of Mercy - 1963-68                                                                                   
Factory Pressed Copy  HL405/6
Pre-Yes songs of different group members. Sound quality varies from A to B-.

CD 1 : Crawdaddy Simone (The Syndicats feat. Steve Howe), You came along, Don't make me blue (The Warriors feat. Jon Anderson), Never my love, All of the time, Autobiography of a Mississippi hobo, Sonata of love, Out of my mind, Someone in heaven knows (Hans Christian), Marlena, What I'd say (The Federals feat. Tony Kaye), The only ones, Pageing Sullivan (The Wild Ones feat. Rick Wakeman), Shy boy, Engel fallen nicht vom Himmel (Keith West & Mark Wirtz feat. Steve Howe), My sly Sadie, Please stop the wedding, Freedom, I don't need no doctor (Paul Williams feat. Alan White), I'm noisy in my head, Don't you know (Giffin feat. Alan White), Satisfied street, Do right woman do right man, Who belongs to you, Beautiful land (Happy Magazine feat. Alan White), Mary Ann, No more Mister Nice Guy (Alice Cooper feat. Wakeman and Squire)

CD 2 : Fight for my country #1, Hound dog down, Janie slow down #1, Fight for my country #2, Janie slow down #2, Fight for my country #3 (Balls feat. Denny Laine & Alan White demo's 1971), Marshwood(instrumental), West country, Wherever my love goes, Sad song, Leit motiv, The visit, I hope you feel better, Company going home song, Wherever my love goes #2 (Keith West feat. Steve Howe)

Sons of Olias - 1966-69                                                                
Factory Pressed Copy  TDR 063
Studio recordings, Sound quality: A-/A+  Pre-Yes songs of different group members. 

Flowerman, 14 hour technicolor dream, Created by Clive, Grounded (The Syn feat. Chris Squire & Peter Banks), Beyond and before, Images of you and me, Jeanetta (Mabel Greer's Toy Shop, BBC 1968), Do you remember?, I want you, Mister Jones, 1000 years (Bodast feat. Steve Howe), Blow up, Strawberry fields, Now your time has come, Journey of Timothy Chase, Shy boy, My white bicycle, Real life permanent dream, Colonel Brown (Tomorrow feat. Steve Howe), I lied to Auntie May (Neat Change feat. Peter Banks), Things she says, Stop wait a minute, You're on your own, Why must thet criticize? (The In Crowd feat. Steve Howe), Eleanor Rigby, I see you (Yes live in Sheffield 12/21/1969)
First Steps - 1969 - 1971                                                                                                             
Length: 55 m, Quality: A-/B; SB/FM
Factory Pressed Copy   Aulica  A 114
Tracks 1 to 8 studio recordings, original from vinal. Short fade outs. Tracks 9,10,11 live recorded, source unknown.

Sweetness, Something coming, Looking around, Everydays, Sweet dreams, Then, Time And A Word, Starship Trooper, Roundabout,  No opportunity necessary no experience needed, Yours Is No Disgrace

 

Looking Around - 69/71                                                                                                    
Length: 54m, Quality: A-/B; SB/FM

Factory Pressed Original   Lost Rose  LR07
My very first bootleg. I will never forget the exciting feeling I had when I first got this cd. Good sound quality. 

I've seen all good people, Astral traveller, Everydays (Live in Gothenburg, 1/24/71), Sweetness, Something coming, Sweet dreams, Then, Looking around (BBC sessions, 1969-70), No opportunity necessary no experience needed (Beat Club 1969)

 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom   February 24, 1969
Venue : Down Broadway

From Looking Around - Blue Swirl version

1.01 Sweetness (4.02)
1.02 Something's Coming (7.23)
1.03 Sweet Dreams (3.16)
1969-06-04 - BBC Studios - Johnnie Walker Show:
        1.01 Sweetness (5.15)
        1.02 Looking Around (3.52)
        1.03 Every Little Thing (5.31)

1969-08-04 - BBC Studios - Symonds On Sunday:
        1.04 Sweetness (3.58)
        1.05 Something's Coming (7.31)
        1.06 Looking Around (3.28)
        1.07 Everydays (3.53)
        1.08 Every Little Thing (5.39)

1970 - BBC TV - Sounds Of The 70's
        1.09 Everydays (4.57)
        1.10 Astral Traveller (5.33)
        1.11 Then (5.30)

1970-01-19 - BBC Studios - Dave Lee Travis Show:
        2.01 Sweet Dreams (3.25)
        2.02 Then (4.17)

1970-03-12 - BBC Studios - John Peel's Sunday Show:
        2.03 Astral Traveller (6.01)
        2.04 Then (5.15)
        2.05 Every Little Thing (6.49)
        2.06 Everydays (6.06)
        2.07 For Everyone (4.34)

Bonus:
1970-01-10 - Théatre De Olympia - Paris:
        2.08 Beyond & Before (5.24)

1.02 & 1.03 on official release: Something's Coming 1998
1.08 on official release: YesYears 1991
Yes -  Wiesbaden  Germany     August 26, 1969
Venue; Big Apple Club
Uploaded by: frikiepalo


01. Interview
02. Every Little Thing
03. Something's Coming (Medley)


These files were supplied to me by a collector in the US as wav files, the folder included a set of stills from a video so I suspect that what we hear here comes originally from a video.
All thanks to my anonymous benefactor and a big thank you to the TooleMan for helping out with the set list

Amougies Festival   27 october 1969
Quality; B-
Audience recording, some spots are missing. Not the best sound quality but a remarkable complete concert and it is one of the oldest recordings with Peter Banks. Found just in 2006. 

No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Havens) (4:53) tuning problems (4:43) Then (Anderson) (5:32) It's Love (Cavaliere/Brigati) (14:39) Everydays (Stills) (5:43) I See You (McGuinn/Crosby) (14:24) Something's Coming (Bernstein/Sondheim) (10:19)

Cover design YesHolland2006

Moments - 1966-73                                                                                                         
Studio recordings and TV broadcasts - A- to A+, live recordings - C- to B

Factory Pressed Original  Liquid Sky  KT 003

The revealing science of God (BBC, 11/1/73), Beyond and before, Images of you and me, Jeanetta (Mabel Greer's Toy Shop, BBC 1968), Dear father, Beyond and before, For everyone (BBC 1969-70), Dear father, Eleanor Rigby, I see you (Live in Sheffield 12/21/1969), Witchi-Tai-Po (Larry Smith single feat. Chris Squire & Tony Kaye, 1970)
In the Beginning - 1969                                                                                                   
Length: 62 m, Quality: C/D; Aud

Factory Pressed Copy  HL 055#Y12

Despite of the low soundquality this is a remarklable CD with nice versions of Eleanor Rigby and a experimental version of I See You. 

No opportunity necessary no
experience needed, Dear father, Every little thing, Something coming (Essen 10/9/69), Eleanor Rigby (Hamburg 8/20/69), Dear father, Eleanor Rigby, I see you (Live in Sheffield 12/21/1969)

Lost Yes Years - Penthouse Sheffield, BBC Live Sessions                                
September 12 - 1969
Length CD1: 74 m  CD2: 74m   Quality: B
Factory Pressed Original   HL 001/2#Y1

CD1 : Dear Father, Elenor Rigby, I See You, The Clap, Perpetual Change, America, For Everyone  (original tune "Starship Trooper")

CD2 : I've Seen All Good People, Astral Traveller, Everyday, Sweetness, Something's Coming, Dear Father, Beyond and Before, Looking Around, Sweet Dreams, America, Starship Trooper.

Every little thing - Cologne Pop Festival - April 3 - 1970                                       
Length: 30m, Quality: B-

Factory Pressed Original  HL 419
The venue date april 4th is printed on the cover. This is wrong and should be april 3. Yes played with : Deep Purple, Procol Harum, Soft Machine, Steamhammer, Tyrannosaurus Rex

No opportunity necessary no experience needed, Then, Every little thing, Astral traveller, Everydays

 

 

2 from 1970     Cologne  -  Sporthalle -  Germany   April 3     - 1970
                           Plumton Jazz Festival - UK               August 9 - 1970
Quality: B-, C
First 5 tracks are the same as on Every Little Thing with a lower sound quality

No opportunity necessary no experience needed, Then, Every Little Thing, Astral Traveller, Everydays.

Astral Traveller,  I've Seen All Good People, Clap, America.

 

Looking Around - 1969 - 1971                                                                                                             
Length: 62 m, Quality: A-/B

Tracks 1 to 8 BBC Live, track 9 Beat club, track10 B side of Sweetness

Everydays,Sweetness, Something's coming,Sweet dreams, Then, Looking around, America,  Starship Trooper, No opportunity necessary no experience needed, Something's Coming

 

BBC Sessions -   1969 - 1970   
Length : CD1: 44 m  CD2 : 45 m  Quality: A-    

Top Gear with John Peel ;  Dear Father, Everydays, Sweetness,Something's Coming, Dear Father,

The Johnny Walker Show ;
SweetnessEvery Little Thing, Looking Around

Sunday Show with John Peel ; Astral Traveller, Then, Every Little Thing, Everydays, For Everyone.

 

The Early Years on VCD
Length :78 m  Quality: A-, C

Yes Astral Traveller, Everydays, Then(Chris on keyboard,Tony on base) No opportunity necessary no experience needed, Sweet Dreams(reprise)
Jon Anderson & Alan White + band Funk and Reage jam
Chris Squire & Patrick Moraz Bill Bruford  Hold Out Yo
ur Hand, You're by my side.
Steve Howe & Patrick Moraz   Acoustic set
Steve Howe & band    Electric set
Dream Theatre with Steve Howe   Starship Trooper (reprise)

Cover design YesHolland2002


YES Studio Outtakes Collection  Vol 1
Quality A+

DISC ONE  (76:00)
1. Dear Father
2. Dear Father
3. Yesterday And Today/Everydays
4. Beyond And Before
5. Beyond And Before
6. Looking Around
7. Sweetness
8. Something's Coming
9. Something's Coming (partial)
10. Dear Father
11. Dear Father
12. Dear Father
13. Dear Father (identical to 12?)
14. Everydays
15. Everydays

Cover design YesHolland2005

 

YES Studio Outtakes Collection  Vol 2
Quality A+

DISC TWO (76:34)
1. Everydays
2. Everydays
3. Something's Coming
4. Dear Father
5. ? (fragment)
6. (blank)
7. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
8. Then
9. Everydays
10. Sweet Dreams
11. Clear Days
12. Astral Traveller
13. Time And A Word
14. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
15. Then
16. Everydays

Cover design YesHolland2005

 

YES Studio Outtakes Collection  Vol 3
Quality A+

DISC THREE (66:25)
1. Dear Father
2. Clear Days
3. Astral Traveller
4. Time And A Word
5. Time And A Word
6. The Prophet
7. Dear Father (from acetate?)
8. And You And I
9. And You And I (cont'd)
10. And You And I (cont'd)
11. Everydays
12. Your Move/All Good People
13. And You And I (partial)
14. Roundabout

Cover design YesHolland2005

 

YES Studio Outtakes Collection  Vol 4
Quality A+

DISC FOUR (55:30)
1. Close to the Edge (partial)
2. Close to the Edge
3. Close to the Edge (partial)
4-7. Unknown acoustic song fragments
8. Siberian Khatru
9. Siberian Khatru (partial)
10. Siberian Khatru (partial)

Cover design YesHolland2005

The YES Outtakes Compilation  Volume one
Quality A+



Dear Father, Beyond And Before, Looking Around, Something's Coming, Dear Father
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed, Then, Everydays, Sweet Dreams, Astral Traveller.

Cover design YesHolland2005
The YES Studio Outtakes Compilation  Volume two
Quality A+

Time And A Word,The Pr0phet, And You And I, Close to the Edge ,Siberian Khatru

Cover design YesHolland2005

Promo's, Compilations

Beyond and Before - The BBC Recordings  1969 - 1970   
Length : CD1: 44 m  CD2 : 45 m  Quality: A, A-    

CD1 : Something's Coming, Everydays, Sweetness, Dear Father, Every Little Thing, Looking Around, Sweet Dreams, Then, No opportunity necessary no experience needed.

CD2 : Astral Traveller, Then, Every Little Thing, Everydays, For Everyone.

Bonus tracks: (intro) Sweetness, Something's Coming, Sweet Dreams, Beyond and Before.

Millennium Collection  - The BBC Recordings  1969 - 1970    
Length : CD1: 44 m  CD2 : 45 m  Quality: A

CD1 : Something's Coming, Everydays, Sweetness, Dear Father, Every Little Thing, Looking Around, Sweet Dreams, Then, No opportunity necessary no experience needed.

CD2 : Astral Traveller, Then, Every Little Thing, Everydays, For Everyone.

Bonus tracks: (intro) Sweetness, Something's Coming, Sweet Dreams, Beyond and Before.

 

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