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Tales from Yesterday: A Tribute to Yes


  • 1. Roundabout - Robert Berry
    2. Siberian Khatru - Kevin Gilbert/Mike Keneally/Stanley Snail
    3. Mood for a Day - Steve Morse
    4. Don't Kill the Whale - Magellan
    5. Turn of the Century - Annie Haslam/Steve Howe
    6. Release, Release - Shadow Gallery
    7. Wonderous Stories - World Trade
    8. South Side of the Sky - Cairo
    9. Soon - Patrick Moraz
    10. Changes - Enchant
    11. Astral Traveler - Peter Banks
    12. Clap, The - Steve Morse
    13. Starship Trooper - Jeronimo Road
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9003

  • Credits
    ProducerFraser Thorneycroft-Smith; Doug Ott; Carl Cadden-James; Bob Madsen; Mark Robertson; Alec Fuhrman; Jeff Brockman; Adam Wakeman; Kevin Gilbert; Magellan; Peter Banks; Robert Berry; Steve Howe; Billy Sherwood
    EngineerDenny Bridges; Dennis Hill; Carl Cadden-James; Doug Knowlton; Bob Madsen; Alec Fuhrman; Jeff Brockman; Kevin Gilbert; Richard Burton; Trent Gardner; Billy Sherwood

    TALES FROM YESTERDAY is a Yes tribute album.
    This is part of Magna Carta's Tribute To The Titans series.
    Personnel: Billy Sherwood (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Mike Keneally (vocals, guitar); Kevin Gilbert, Trent Gardner (vocals, keyboards); Nick D'Virgilio (vocals, drums); Mike Baker , Annie Haslam, Robert Berry, Ted Leonard, Damian Wilson, Brett Douglas (vocals); Steve Howe (guitar, acoustic guitar); Douglas A. Ott, Gary Wehrkamp (guitar, keyboards); Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith, Alec Fuhrman, Peter Banks, Wayne Gardner, Brendt Allman (guitar); Mark Robertson (piano, organ); Patrick Moraz (piano); Paul Craddick (keyboards, drums); Chris Ingles, David Biglin, Adam Wakeman (keyboards); Phillip Williams (bass guitar); Tony Fernandez, Kevin Soffera, Jay Schellen, Jeff Brockman (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Douglas A. Ott; Bob Madsen; Alec Fuhrman; Jeff Brockman.
    Liner Note Authors: Jeff Hunnicutt; Mike Tiano.
    Recording information: Element Studios, London, England; Highlander Co. Studio, Pacheco, CA; Lawnmower & Garden Supplies, Pasadena, CA; Shadow Gallery Studios; Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA; Studio Sasquatch; The Next, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England; The Office, Van Nuys, CA; Union Colony Civic Center Theater, Greeley, CO; Zero One Studios, Oxted, England.
    Arrangers: Patrick Moraz; Robert Berry.
    Beware the perils of the tribute album: as often as not, they only serve to remind you how great the originals are, and that's certainly the case here. A cover should bring something new to a composition, either by enriching its original elements or by transposing genres. Instead, here you have slavish fealty paid by bands who are no doubt sincere in their Yes worship: note-by-note renditions of "Siberian Khatru" by Stanley Snail and "South Side of the Sky" by Cairo, for example. Ironically, the biggest risks are taken by bona fide Yes members -- Patrick Moraz's piano variations on "Soon" and Peter Banks' lumbering surf-metal version of "Astral Traveler" are easily the standout tracks here; Steve Howe and Annie Haslam's gentle rendition of "Turn of the Century" is a nice touch as well. ~ Paul Collins

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