New recording documents 2016-17 U.S. tour with Billy Sherwood on bass
By David Sands
September 29, 2017
Yes will be offering up a new live album, Topographic Drama – Live Across America, this fall. The recording captures the group during their 2016-2017 U.S., which included a complete performance of their 1980 album Drama and sides one and four from 1973’s Tales From Topographic Oceans (as well as fan favorites like “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper”).
Available in 2-CD and 3-vinyl record packages as well as digital download, Topographic Drama will feature artwork by Roger Dean who’s been illustrating albums for the band since 1971. The new live recording will include performances gathered from 12 shows that took place in February of this year. The album features Yes’ current lineup of Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Alan White, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood (who replaced Chris Squire after his 2015 passing), as well as drummer Jay Schellen who appears on several tracks.
Topographic goes on sale Nov. 24 and is available for preorder now. In addition to the new live album, Yes is also gearing up for a 13-date UK/European tour next March to celebrate the prog-rock band’s 50th anniversary.
Topographic Drama – Live Across America CD Tracklisting
1. “Machine Messiah”
2. “White Car”
3. “Does It Really Happen?”
4. “Into The Lens”
5. “Run Through The Light”
6. “Tempus Fugit”
7. “And You And I”
8. “Heart Of The Sunrise”
1. “The Revealing Science Of God”
2. “Leaves Of Green”
5. “Starship Trooper”
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