Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Then (BBC 1970)
5:25
2 For Everyone (BBC 1970)
4:45
3 Astral Traveller (Gothenburg 1971)
7:25
4 Everydays (Gothenburg 1971)
11:01
5 Yours Is No Disgrace (London 1971)
11:45
6 I’ve Seen All Good People (London 1971)
7:53
7 America (London 1971)
16:21
8 It’s Love (London 1971)
11:07
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Apocalypse (Detroit 1976)
3:09
2 Siberian Khatru (Detroit 1976)
10:10
3 Sound Chaser (Detroit 1976)
11:18
4 Sweet Dreams (London 1975)
6:22
5 Future Times / Rejoice (Oakland 1978)
7:00
6 Circus of Heaven (Oakland 1978)
4:52
7 The Big Medley: a) Time and a Word b) Long Distance Runaround c) Survival d) The Fish (Schindleria Præmaturus) e) Perpetual Change f) Soon (Inglewood 1978)
25:53
8 Hello Chicago (Chicago 1979)
2:11
9 Roundabout (Chicago 1979)
8:42
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Heart of the Sunrise (Oakland 1978)
10:56
2 Awaken (Chicago 1979)
17:54
3 Go Through This (New York 1980)
4:22
4 We Can Fly From Here (New York 1980)
6:46
5 Tempus Fugit (New York 1980)
5:53
6 Rhythm of Love (Houston 1988)
6:43
7 Hold On (Houston 1988)
7:25
8 Shoot High, Aim Low (Houston 1988)
8:28
9 Make It Easy / Owner of a Lonely Heart (Houston 1988)
6:10

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Chris Squire (tracks 1–8)
drums:
Bill Bruford (tracks 1–8)
guitar:
Peter Banks (guitarist) (tracks 1–2)
Steve Howe (tracks 3–8)
keyboard:
Tony Kaye (tracks 1–8)
composer:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 1, 3)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 7)
Stephen Stills (track 4)
lead vocals:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 1–8)
lyricist:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 1, 3)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 7)
Stephen Stills (track 4)
producer:
Jeff Griffin (tracks 1–2)
writer:
Eddie Brigati (track 8)
Bill Bruford (track 5)
Felix Cavaliere (track 8)
Steve Howe (track 5)
Tony Kaye (track 5)
Chris Squire (tracks 2, 5–6)
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 2, 5–6)
publisher:
Paul Simon Music (track 7)
Yessongs Ltd. (track 6)
recorded at:
BBC Studios in London, England, United Kingdom (1970-03-12) (tracks 1–2)
Konserthuset (Stockholm) in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden (1971-01-24) (tracks 3–4)
The Crystal Palace in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-07-31) (tracks 5–8)
live cover recording of:
America (track 7)
Everydays (track 4)
It’s Love (track 8)
live recording of:
Astral Traveller (track 3)
For Everyone (track 2)
Then (track 1)
parts:

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 7–9)
bass guitar:
Chris Squire (tracks 1–9)
drums:
Alan White (Yes drummer) (tracks 1–9)
guitar:
Steve Howe (tracks 1–9)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 1–4)
percussion:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 5–6)
keyboard:
Patrick Moraz (tracks 1–4)
Rick Wakeman (tracks 5–9)
background vocals:
Steve Howe (tracks 1–9)
Chris Squire (tracks 1–9)
composer:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 2–3, 7, 7, 7)
Patrick Moraz (tracks 3, 7)
Rick Wakeman (track 2)
Alan White (Yes drummer) (tracks 3, 7)
Steve Howe (tracks 2–3, 7)
Chris Squire (tracks 3, 7, 7)
lead vocals:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 1–9)
lyricist:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 2–3, 7, 7)
Patrick Moraz (tracks 3, 7)
Alan White (Yes drummer) (tracks 3, 7)
Steve Howe (tracks 3, 7)
Chris Squire (tracks 3, 7)
writer:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 1, 4–5, 5–7, 7, 7–9)
Bill Bruford (track 1)
David Foster (bassist, played in Badger) (tracks 4, 7)
Patrick Moraz (track 7)
Rick Wakeman (tracks 5, 8)
Alan White (Yes drummer) (tracks 5, 7–8)
Steve Howe (tracks 1, 5, 7–9)
Chris Squire (tracks 1, 5, 7, 7–8)
publisher:
Affirmative Music (track 7)
Cotillion Music Inc. (tracks 7, 7, 7, 9)
Yessongs Ltd. (tracks 7, 7, 7, 9)
Topographic Music, Ltd. (1970) (track 7)
Topographic Music, Ltd. (1974) (track 3)
recorded at:
Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1976-08-17) (tracks 1–3)
The Forum in Inglewood, California, United States (1978-10-05) (track 7)
Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California, United States (1978-10-08) (tracks 5–6)
International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1979-06-10) (tracks 8–9)
live medley including a recording of:
Perpetual Change (track 7)
Soon (track 7)
Survival (track 7)
Time and a Word (track 7)
live recording of:
Apocalypse (track 1)
Circus of Heaven (track 6)
Future Times (track 5)
Hello Chicago (track 8)
Rejoice (track 5)
Roundabout (track 9)
Siberian Khatru (track 2)
Sound Chaser (track 3)
Sweet Dreams (track 4)
part of:

CD 3

bass guitar:
Chris Squire (tracks 1–9)
drums:
Alan White (Yes drummer) (tracks 1–9)
guitar:
Steve Howe (tracks 1–5)
Trevor Rabin (tracks 6–9)
keyboard:
Geoff Downes (tracks 3–5)
Tony Kaye (tracks 6–9)
Rick Wakeman (tracks 1–2)
background vocals:
Steve Howe (tracks 1–5)
Trevor Rabin (tracks 6–9)
Chris Squire (tracks 1–9)
composer:
Trevor Horn (track 9)
Tony Kaye (tracks 6, 8)
Alan White (Yes drummer) (track 8)
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 2, 6–9)
Steve Howe (track 2)
Trevor Rabin (tracks 6–9)
Chris Squire (tracks 6–9)
lead vocals:
Trevor Horn (tracks 3–5)
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (tracks 1–2, 6–9)
lyricist:
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (track 2)
Steve Howe (track 2)
mixer:
Trevor Rabin (tracks 6–9)
writer:
Bill Bruford (track 1)
Geoff Downes (tracks 4–5)
Trevor Horn (tracks 4–5)
Alan White (Yes drummer) (track 5)
Jon Anderson (Yes/Jon & Vangelis) (track 1)
Steve Howe (tracks 3, 5)
Trevor Rabin (track 9)
Chris Squire (tracks 1, 5)
publisher:
Affirmative Music (tracks 6, 9)
Topographic Music, Ltd. (1977) (track 2)
Topographic Music, Ltd. (1980) (track 5)
recorded at:
Lakewood Church Central Campus in Houston, Texas, United States (1988-02-19) (tracks 6–9)
is the basis for:
live recording of:
Go Through This (track 3)
Hold On (track 7)
Make It Easy (track 9)
Rhythm of Love (track 6)
Shoot High Aim Low (track 8)
Tempus Fugit (track 5)
Awaken (1979) (track 2)

Release

ASIN: UK: B00080COV0 [info]

Release Group

Wikidata: Q835604 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Word Is Live [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/q5bd [info]