Yes recorded live in Las Vegas in July 2019 featuring stunning live performances of classic tracks across the period 1970 - 1980. The set opened with "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed", the Richie Havens cover from Yes' second album Time And A Word (1970). "Tempus Fugit" was taken from Drama (1980), Geoff Downes' first as a member of Yes, while "Going For The One", "I've Seen All Good People" and "Siberian Khatru" are from some of Yes' iconic mid-'70s albums. The set included a rare live performance of Yes' cover of Paul Simon's "America" and John Lodge shared vocals on Yes' cover of John Lennon's "Imagine". Soon-to-be Yes drummer Alan White played on the original studio recording.
The Royal Affair Tour live set and album, recorded at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, on July 26, 2019, reaches a climax with two of the best-loved Yes tracks: "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper", always a high note on which to close the set.
Yes are Steve Howe (guitar) who joined in 1970; Alan White, drums since 1972; Geoff Downes (keyboards) who first joined in 1980; vocalist since 2011 Jon Davison; Billy Sherwood, who played guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and was the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015; and Jay Schellen played additional drums.
The Royal Affair Tour also featured an exhibition of original art by Roger Dean whose artwork is synonymous with having designed the iconic Yes logo and the band's best-loved album covers. Roger Dean recently painted The Royal Affair Tour album artwork live on Facebook while also fielding questions from fans.
"The Royal Affair tour album is a welcome new chapter in the wide expanse of Yes' live recordings. I hope you enjoy it." - Alan White
Yes proved again that they are, after all these years, still the kings of progressive rock.
- 180g Vinyl
- Double LP
- Tri-gatefold packaging
- All-new artwork by Roger Dean
- Manufactured in Germany
|Steve Howe||guitars, vocals|
|Jon Davison||lead vocals|
|Billy Sherwood||bass, vocals|
- No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
- Tempus Fugit
- Going For The One
- Ive Seen All Good People: Your Move / All Good People
- Siberian Khatru
- America: Including Southern Solo
- Imagine (with John Lodge)
- Starship Trooper