Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Yes- Yesoteric(MP3)

What is "Yesoteric"?

The Yesoteric Tape collection was a most laudable effort started by fans, through the Notes From The Edge e-mail newsletter as a reaction to bootsellers, in an effort to get the music to fans without filling the pockets of people not connected to the band. You can do a newsletter archival search on it at www.nfte.org to see how it all came about. Its purpose was to attempt to collect as many rare live tracks, B-sides, remixes, and the like in one obtainable collection.

One could say that it was truly one of the first organized attempts by Yes fans to help each other out, help all this great music get heard by people, and also undermine the bootleggers who sell for profit.

It was set up as strictly a "trade", or "Blanks and Postage / cover the costs" deal. No money was to be made off of it. There were voluntary semi-official "regional tape duplicators" at one time who could be contacted for full or partial sets.

But Yesoteric was not without its problems.

First off, the project quickly became unwieldy as it quickly grew to 25 tapes and eventually grew to at least 29. There may be more for all we know. If a duplicator received 10 requests, that required making 250 tapes! (Later, organized efforts were made to circulate Yesoteric 6 tapes at a time via trading tress)

Second, the internet was still a relatively new thing. There were a couple of cases of duplicators trying to charge money for the tapes or duplicators not seeing their obligations through. Frankly, given the tasks the duplicators were taking on (although they DID volunteer), it's understandable how they could quickly just look at the pile of tapes ahead of them with utter despair!! :-)

Also, CDRs were not too prevalent at the time, so the media for circulating these were tapes, thus, the guy who organized Yesoteric (Jeremy Weissenburger, a first class gentleman) was getting at LEAST 2nd generation copies, which were then copied for the regional duplicators who then passed them on to others who often passed them on. Thus, most people
received at least 4th generation tapes, if not worse, because in some cases the original sources were already high gen bootlegs.

However, some truly rare GEMS were unearthed...

In an attempt to mitigate the problem of circulating these via tape, one or more of the tape duplicators went through the effort of converting most of the best Yesoteric had to offer to MP3s and upload them to a website, hosted by Southside.org.

Alas, the band was NOT happy about this turn of events, due to the circulation of demos that were NOT intended for public consumption and which were in at least one case, stolen from a band member's home. Their management threatened a lawsuit and the site was taken down.

When NFTE became an official band fan site, NFTE decided to disavow themselves from Yesoteric altogether, even to the point of censoring any further mention of it in their newsletter. Most circulation of it from that point on was conducted via the newsgroup alt.music.yes, which is
a completely un-moderated forum. Most of what is on there is obtainable through better sounding sources anyway.

Apparently, there have been attempts to organize the 25-29 tape mishmash of material and organize the best of them into a CDR set.
This version follows the transformation into 9 MP3 CDs by Simon Funnell (15 November 2000): 20 non-chronicle parts and 14 chronicle parts.

Volume 1 - CD1 - Non-Chronicles 01 - B-sides & Remixes
01 Give & Take
02 Lift Me Up (a capella opening)
03 Rhythm Of Love (dance to the rhythm mix)
04 Love Will Find A Way (extended version)
05 Rhythm Of Love (move to the rhythm)
06 Big Generator (remix)
07 Love Will Find A Way (rise and fall mix)
08 Rhythm Of Love (the rhythm of dub)
09 Leave It (remix)
10 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (red & blue mix)
11 It Can Happen (remix)
12 Leave It (hello goodbye mix)

Volume 1 - CD1 - Non-Chronicles 02 - B-sides & Remixes
01 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (wondrous mix)
02 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (not fragile mix)
03 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (2 close to the edge mix)
04 Leave It (a capella)
05 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (move yourself mix)
06 Return Of The Fox
07 Total Mass Retain
08 Vultures In The City
09 I'm Alive
10 Birthright (live)
11 Promo Medley (hosted by Rick Wakeman)
12 Quartet
13 Let's Pretend
14 Live Medley

Volume 1 - CD1 - Non-Chronicles 03 - ABWH / Asia
01 She Walks Away (instrumental)
02 She Walks Away
03 It Must Be Love
04 Shot In The Dark
05 She Walks Away (instrumental 2)
06 Ride Easy
07 Lying To Yourself
08 Go (extended remix)
09 Gypsy Soul
10 Heat Of The Moment
11 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
12 Who Will Stop The Rain? (1989)
13 Someday (1987 demo)
14 Heart Of Gold
15 Obsession

Volume 1 - CD1 - Non-Chronicles 04 - Related groups
01 Yes Medley
02 I Waited For You
03 All To Bring You Morning
04 The Hunter
05 Toe The Line
06 Say What You Will
07 Let's Pretend
08 Al Fin Voy a Encontrarte
09 Ritual Excerpt
10 Close To The Edge Excerpt
11 Witchi-Tai-Po

Volume 1 - CD2 - Non-Chronicles 05 - Yessolo / Yesduo 1
01 The Ancient excerpt
02 Roundabout (from Regis & Kathy Lee)
03 Bruford And Levin Duo
04 Paiste Soundpage Expose
05 Drum Solo (1983)
06 Video Star
07 Sharp On The Attack
08 Surface Tension
09 Mood For A Day
10 Ram
11 Second Initial
12 Country Medley
13 Clap
14 From A Place Where Time Runs Slow
15 Live Tracks (Yesfest 1991)

Volume 1 - CD2 - Non-Chronicles 06 - Yessolo / Yesduo 2
01 Make It Easy
02 Moving In
03 Changes
04 Hold On
05 Fools
06 Owner Of A Lonely Heart
07 1982 Bass demo
08 Temperament Of Mind
09 And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor
10 Catherine Of Aragon
11 Gone But Not Forgotten
12 Soundtrack to the Sega game "Microcosm"

Volume 1 - CD2 - Non-Chronicles 07 - ABWH - Hunting Like The Dinosaurs
01 Themes
02 Fist Of Fire
03 Brother Of Mine
04 Birthright
05 Distant Thunder
06 Quartet
07 Themes II
08 Teakbois
09 Order Of The Universe
10 Let's Pretend
11 God With A Southern Accent (Vocals: Howe)
12 Without A Doubt (Vocals: Howe)
13 Big Love (Vocals: Howe)

Volume 1 - CD2 - Non-Chronicles 08 - ABWH - Dialogue
01 Instrumental Intro
02 Hold You In My Arms
03 Watching The Flags That Fly
04 Make Believe
05 Is It Love
06 Untitled Instrumental
07 Untitled
08 Santa Barbara
09 Touch Me Heaven
10 Axis Of Love
11 Untitled Instrumental 2
12 After The Storm
13 Prelude
14 Tall Buildings
15 Take The Water To The Mountain
16 To The Stars

Volume 2 - CD3 - Non-Chronicles 09 - AnderSONIC Boom 1
01 Anti-drug message 1971
02 Spider
03 Untitled Instrumental
04 Hear It
05 All God's Children
06 Flower Child
07 Feel Your Love Flow
08 Inside Your Eyes
09 Secrets Of The Past
10 Golden Age
11 Every Day
12 I Hear You Now
13 Petrushka
14 The Sky And His Shadow

Volume 2 - CD3 - Non-Chronicles 10 - AnderSONIC Boom 2
01 Child Of The Lord
02 Two Old Ladies
03 Carnival
04 Your Message
05 Inside Your Eyes (alt. version)
06 Medley YIND/ST/Awaken
07 All In A Matter Of Time
08 Animation
09 Medley &U&I/LDR/HOTS/CTTE
10 Olympia
11 The Friends Of Mr Cairo
12 Roundabout
13 Universal Prayer

Volume 2 - CD3 - Non-Chronicles 11 - AnderSONIC Boom 3
01 Change We Must
02 Piano Solo
03 Indian Summer 01
04 Indian Summer 02
05 Indian Summer 03
06 Indian Summer 04
07 Indian Summer 05
08 Indian Summer 06
09 Indian Summer 07
10 Indian Summer 08
11 Indian Summer 09
12 Indian Summer 10
13 Indian Summer 11
14 Indian Summer 12
15 Indian Summer 13
16 Indian Summer 14
17 Indian Summer 15
18 Indian Summer 16
19 Indian Summer 17
20 Indian Summer 18
21 Indian Summer 19
22 Indian Summer 20
23 Indian Summer 21
24 Indian Summer 22
25 Shine (extended version)
26 Shine
27 Whatever You Believe
28 Whatever You Believe (live)

Volume 2 - CD3 - Non-Chronicles 12 - Trevor Rabin 1989
01 You Know Something I Don't Know
02 Promises
03 Sludge / Drum Solo
04 Can't Look Away
05 Owner Of A Lonely Heart
06 Love Will Find A Way
07 Changes
08 Lift Me Up / Cover Up
09 Heard You Cry Wolf

Volume 2 - CD4 - Non-Chronicles 13 - Yessplices 1
01 Your Move
02 America
03 Long Distance Runaround (edit)
04 Roundabout
05 Going For The One
06 Don't Kill The Whale
07 Into The Lens
08 Run Through The Light
09 Owner Of A Lonely Heart
10 Love Will Find A Way
11 Rhythm Of Love
12 Brother Of Mine (short edit)
13 Brother Of Mine (long edit)
14 Order Of The Universe (short edit)
15 Order Of The Universe (long edit)
16 Lift Me Up (edit)
17 Take The Water To The Mountain
18 Make It Easy (short edit)

Volume 2 - CD4 - Non-Chronicles 14 - Yessplices 2
01 Make It Easy (long edit)
02 The Calling (single version)
03 The Calling (original version)
04 Walls (single edit)
05 Be The One
06 That, That Is
07 Open Your Eyes (radio edit)
08 Save All Your Love
09 Hold On To Love
10 Far, Far Cry
11 Space Oddity (single edit)
12 When The Heart Rules The Mind (long edit)
13 Be A Good Friend Of Mine
14 Song Is

Volume 2 - CD4 - Non-Chronicles 15 - Neurotrend
01 Young Hearts
02 These Eyes
03 Loneliness
04 Youngblood
05 You Can't Do That
06 Endless Nights
07 Away
08 Sharp On The Attack
09 Listen To The People
10 Running The Human Race
11 This World Is Big Enough For All Of Us
12 Young Hearts
13 Hungry Warrior

Volume 2 - CD4 - Non-Chronicles 16 - The Chris Squire Experiment
01 Open Your Eyes
02 The Lonesome Trail
03 You're The Reason
04 One World Going Round
05 Days Of Wonder
06 Follow Our Dreams
07 Say Goodbye

Volume 3 - CD5 - Non-Chronicles 17 - Yescellaneous
01 I'm Running
02 Love Will Find A Way
03 Rhythm of Love
04 Big Generator
05 Shoot High, Aim Low
06 Holy Lamb
07 Almost Like Love
08 Final Eyes
09 Instrumental #1
10 Instrumental #2
11 Can You See
12 Telephone Secrets

Volume 3 - CD5 - Non-Chronicles 18 - Pre-Yes
01 Never My Love
02 All Of The Time
03 (Autobiography Of A) Mississippi Hobo
04 Sonata Of Love
05 You Came Along
06 Don't Make Me Blue
07 Beyond And Before
08 Johnny On The Monorail
09 Island
10 Technopop
11 Locomotive Breath
12 Something's Gone Wrong
13 Grounded
14 Created By Clive
15 Flowerman
16 14th Hour Technicolor Dream
17 Beyond And Before
18 Images Of You And Me
19 Jeanetta

Volume 3 - CD5 - Non-Chronicles 19 - And Now Patrick Moraz 1
01 Tribute To KJ
02 Gentle Storm
03 Untitled I
04 Shine
05 Untitled II
06 Fun Kong

Volume 3 - CD5 - Non-Chronicles 20 - And Now Patrick Moraz 2
01 New Song (parts 1 & 2)
02 Blue Funk
03 Spare Notes
04 Sorrento
05 Roads
06 Another From Age
07 Minuet
08 Un-lead-ed
09 Untitled III

Volume 3 - CD6 - Chronicles 01 - 1969-1970
01 Jon Anderson - Coke Commercial
02 No Opportunity Necessary + Dear Father
03 Every Little Thing
04 Something's Coming
05 Dear Father
06 Eleanor Rigby
07 I See You
08 For Everyone
09 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
10 Then
11 Every Little Thing

Volume 3 - CD6 - Chronicles 02 - 1971
01 America
02 Clap
03 Starship Trooper
04 I've Seen All Good People
05 Yours Is No Disgrace
06 Astral Traveller
07 Everydays
08 Jam with Iron Butterfly

Volume 3 - CD6 - Chronicles 03 - 1971-1974
01 America
02 It's Love
03 Roundabout (1971 demo)
04 Sakura, Sakura
05 Colours Of The Rainbow
06 Topographic Tour Song
07 The Remembering

Volume 3 - CD6 - Chronicles 04 - 1974-1976
01 The Ancient
02 Sound Chaser
03 To Be Over
04 Your Move / Mood For A Day (acoustic version)
05 Long Distance Runaround (1975 acoustic version)
06 High Vibration
07 Flight Of The Moorglade
08 Ram
09 Hold Out Your Hand / You By My Side
10 Break Away From It All

Volume 4 - CD7 - Chronicles 05 - 1976-1977
01 Beginnings
02 One Way Rag / Drum Solo
03 Cachaca (Baiao)
04 Song Of Innocence
05 Long Distance Runaround (1976 version)
06 Jon Anderson 1976 Harp Solo
07 On Wings Of Gold
08 Delirium Jam
09 Rick Wakeman at Montreux 1977
10 Parallels
11 Vevey
12 Wonderous Stories
13 Ritual
14 Colours Of The Rainbow
15 Turn Of The Century
16 Tour Song '77
17 Awaken intro / jam

Volume 4 - CD7 - Chronicles 06 - 1978
01 Picasso
02 Amazing Grace (2 takes)
03 Money (2 takes)
04 On The Silent Wings Of Freedom (alt. version)
05 Richard (2 takes)
06 Untitled (2 takes)
07 Some Are Born Pt. 1
08 Rail 14
09 Some Are Born Pt. 2
10 Release, Release
11 Wait 'Til The Midnight Hour
12 Madrigal / On The Silent Wings Of Freedom

Volume 4 - CD7 - Chronicles 07 - 1979
01 Future Times / Rejoice
02 Circus Of Heaven
03 Tour Song '79
04 Arriving UFO
05 The Ancient
06 Everybody Loves You
07 Flower Girl
08 Dancing Through The Light
09 In The Tower
10 Golden Age
11 Tango
12 Friend Of A Friend

Volume 4 - CD7 - Chronicles 08 - 1980
01 We Can Fly From Here (no guitar)
02 Tempus Fugit
03 Untitled I
04 Does It Really Happen?
05 Untitled II
06 Run Through The Light
07 White Car
08 Does It Really Happen?
09 Parallels
10 We Can Fly From Here
11 Go Through This
12 Machine Messiah

Volume 4 - CD8 - Chronicles 09 - 1980-1985
01 Into The Lens
02 Tempus Fugit
03 Geoff 1980 Solo - Man In a White Car Suite
04 Warm Up
05 You Know Something I Don't Know
06 Take It Easy (alt. version of Make It Easy)
07 Jamming I
08 Open The Door
09 Jamming II
10 80102 advert
11 It Can Happen
12 Our Song
13 Awaken excerpt
14 Ritual
15 Improv

Volume 4 - CD8 - Chronicles 10 - 1987
01 Love Will Find A Way
02 Big Generator
03 Rhythm Of Love
04 Final Eyes
05 I'm Running
06 Shoot High, Aim Low
07 Shoot High, Aim Low (version 2)
08 Love Will Find A Way (acoustic)
09 Holy Lamb / Wurm
10 Final Eyes

Volume 4 - CD8 - Chronicles 11 - 1987-1988
01 I'm Running
02 Almost Like Love
03 On The Silent Wings Of Freedom (bass solo)
04 Big Generator
05 Holy Lamb
06 Ritual Excerpt (1988)
07 Shoot High, Aim Low
08 I've Seen All Good People
09 Hold On
10 Owner Of A Lonely Heart
11 Roundabout

Volume 4 - CD8 - Chronicles 12 - 1991
01 I Would Have Waited Forever
02 Dangerous
03 Holding On (cuts out)
04 Dangerous (Take 2)
05 Take The Water To The Mountain
06 Lift Me Up
07 The More We Live - Let Go
08 Say Goodbye (with Billy Sherwood) (cuts out)
09 Take The Water To The Mountain / Soon
10 Gimme Some Lovin'

Volume 5 - CD9 - Chronicles 13 - 1991-1994
01 Trevor Rabin Soundcheck
02 Steve Howe Soundcheck
03 Bill and Alan Duet
04 Rick Wakeman Solo
05 Shock To The System
06 Lift Me Up
07 All's A Chord
08 Saving My Heart
09 Where Will You Be
10 I Am Waiting
11 State Of Play

Volume 5 - CD9 - Chronicles 14 - 1994
01 Walls
02 The Calling
03 I Am Waiting
04 Real Love
05 Where Will You Be?
06 Walls
07 Endless Dream

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1 comment:

  1. I can't get the rar file for yesrare 3 to open, all the other ones open,is the file defective?

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