Yes Like It Is: Live At The Mesa Arts Center on 2LP
Frontiers Music is pleased to announce the live release by the legendary rock group Yes, entitled Like It Is: Live At The Mesa Arts Center, which similar to the successful Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome, sees two of the band’s signature albums, 1971’s Fragile, and 1972’s Close to the Edge performed live in their entirety on the band’s 2014 world tour.
Recorded live on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at the Ikeda Theater in Mesa, AZ and featuring Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White Geoff Downes and Jon Davison, Like It Is: Live At The Mesa Arts Center offers an exciting take on two amazing pieces of music which includes live staples such as “Roundabout,” “Heart Of The Sunrise,” “And You and I” and the epic “Close to the Edge.”
“That evening in Mesa, Arizona was a great one. The audience was fantastic; they loved the music and really made it a very special night for us. And we were in top form. The music sounded great and we could have played all night,” says Yes co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire. “ ‘Like It Is’ brings the magic and wonderful music of that evening to fans everywhere, and we’re sure they’ll enjoy listening to it as much as we did performing it.”
This new live release comes as Yes continues one of its most fertile musical periods in their nearly five decade history and is a perfect companion piece to the other retrospective live release, Like it Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome, which included amazing renditions of Going for the One and The Yes Album. Formed in 1968, the band has endured for nearly five decades and remains one of the most popular live touring acts in rock n roll.