‘Close to the Edge’-Era Box Set Coming from Yes in May

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Yes, the long-running British prog-rock band, have announced they will release a 14-disc box set and a two-disc album of long-lost live recordings from 1972.

The recordings date from the era of the group’s 1972 hit record Close to the Edge. The album is one of the most celebrated in the band’s catalog, and includes the title track, “And You and I” and Siberian Khatru.”

The sources for the recordings are seven complete concerts recently discovered in the band’s archives.

The 14-disc set is titled Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two and contains all of the tracks recorded as the band toured across North America in October and November 1972. The cut-down two-disc version, Highlights from Seventy-Two, features 10 tracks from the tour.

The tour was the first to include drummer Alan White, who replaced Bill Bruford. White learned the band’s set in just there days when Bruford announced he was leaving to join King Crimson. Some portions of the band’s 1972 tour were previously released in 1973 on the live album Yessongs.

The two sets come out May 18 on Rhino.

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