A question for hardcore Yes fans

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by N.F.A., Jan 16, 2013.

  1. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Over the years I have listened to Yes' guitar solo on "Wurm" hundreds of times. The guitar solo is stunning , but it fades out while Steve Howe is still tearing it up.

    Does anyone know if the rest of that solo exists somewhere on a bootleg or something? I'd sure love to hear the rest of it.
  2. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Don't know the answer to that question, but it raises a similar question: From the same album as "Wurm", there's an odd little ditty called "A Venture" that's very piano-heavy...and yet just as the tune's final fadeout disappears into silence you can hear Steve Howe launch into an amazing over-the-top guitar solo, all super-distorted sixteenth-note triplets like some crazed Robert Fripp-meets-Allan Holdsworth megachops shredfest! Where's the bootleg that contains the rest of that solo?!?!
  3. micgtr71


    Dec 4, 2012
    Both of those would be things things that I would buy in a heartbeat. Who knows, maybe he hit a flub note that caused them to fade it early...time constraints...maybe there isn't any more.

    For years I was hoping that they would show up on one of Steve Howe's homebrew albums.
  4. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Do either of you guys know of any Yes forums. I'll do a search for one. Maybe someone there has the answer.
  5. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Marlborough, MA
    I don't know - when you listen to a live performance of Wurm, this is their chance to show the "extra" - which they don't do.

    I think it is a great technique to leave the listener wanting more.
  6. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
  7. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Went back and listened to this. You are so right! He is shredding. Arrrgh! Another one to try and find.
  8. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    I was also always curious about what the rest of the South Side of the Sky solo sounded like. Agree on the Venture solo as well. Supposedly they are going to play A Venture live for the first time on their upcoming tour, that might give some clues.
  9. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Enjoy the show! The closest they're coming to my city is 2 hours away. No complaints though. I saw them for free 2 years ago and walked the mile to where they played from my house. They were very still very good.
  10. thorski


    Aug 24, 2012
    Yesfans.com is a good forum