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Yessongs Screening at Schlafly Bottleworks April 5th – ‘Strange Brew’

“In 4-Channel Quadraphonic Sound!”

Yessongs screens Wednesday, April 5th at 8pm at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series. Admission is $5

Yessongs is a live concert documentary featuring Yes at the height of their popularity during the 1970’s. The film features performances of songs from the classic albums “The Yes Album”, “Fragile” and “Close to the Edge” as well as a medley from Rick Wakeman’s solo album “The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Despite it’s rather brief running time (only about 72 minutes), Yessongs will delight Yes fans. This rock & roll concert film was filmed on their 1972, ‘Close To The Edge’ tour, before Rick Wakeman decided to step down from the band (and would be replaced by Swiss keyboardist Patrick Moraz),and just as Alan White (ex Plastic Ono Band drummer)joined. The
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Chris Squire's Musical Legacy

Chris "Fish" Squire, the heart and soul and, yes, the foundation of iconic prog-rock band Yes, passed away Saturday at the age of 67. He had been battling leukemia, and last month had left the band for the first time -- he is the only member to appear on every Yes album (21 studio albums and a plethora of concert recordings). Squire, who played with a pick, achieved his unique sound by rewiring his Rickenbacker bass to stereo and sending the output of the bass and treble pickups into separate amplifiers. His sound -- and, let it be remembered, his vocals, usually heard in harmony or counterpoint to lead vocalist Jon Anderson's, but still prominent enough to be immediately recognizable -- was integral to the classic Yes albums of the 1970s.

What follows is basically a list of Yes’ best songs, but balanced somewhat by my desire to spread out the
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