Here's a nice Yes treat for everyone. I received these outtakes in the early 1990's in a cassette trade and believe to be fairly low-gen. I compared these tracks to whats been previously released, mainly on Yesyears and the bonus tracks on Tormato.
Some of these versions are similar, but certainly different like the two versions of Some are Born have different vocals than the version on Tormato, and the two versions of Money don't have Rick's announcing throughout the song. Picasso has totally different keys from Rick- and so on. I did pull a few tracks, but most of these are raw and nice. Check the sample and enjoy.
***** 44 khz / 16 bit version ***** (CD Version)
Note: my cassette was labeled 'Digital Reels Atlanta 1978', but very doubtful the band was recording in Atlanta GA at this time
01.[00:41] Picasso (take #4)
02.[03:30] Picasso (take #5)
03.[02:03] Amazing Grace (take #1)
04.[02:43] Amazing Grace (take #2) - omitted same version on 'Yesyears'
05.[03:50] Money (take #5)
06.[03:35] Money (take #6)
07.[08:03] Celestial Seasons
08.[04:14] Richard (take #1)
09.[02:38] Richard (take #2)
10.[01:23] Days (take #1) - omitted same version on 'Tormato Bonus tracks'
11.[01:34] Days (take #2) - omitted too similar to #1
12.[05:48] Some Are Born (take #12)
13.[07:43] Rail Fourteen Jam
14.[05:06] Some Are Born (take #9)
Lineage: ? > cassette trade circa 1991
Transfer: Marantz PMD 300CP > Zoom Hn4 (96-24) > Wavelab (tracking and tweaking) > Flac (level 8) > you