_Yesshows_ is definitely a must for YesFans; some of the very best live Yes moments are captured on this fantastically priced double compact disc set. The songs were taken from various tours between 1976 and 1979, some of which feature Patrick Moraz on keyboards (he replaced Rick Wakeman for the _Relayer_ album, and several tours thereafter).
All of the shorter songs are done very well. In fact, the version of "Going for the One" has Jon Anderson singing at his rawest. It's a MUST listen.
The two epic songs, though, really make this album. "Gates of Delirium" is played with such ferocity and virtuosity that it is almost unbelievable. "Ritual" shines on the instrumental sections, although the odd percussive sound collage is several minutes too long.
I have refrained from giving this live collection 5 stars, due to the placement of the songs. I'm aware that this was originally on vinyl, and trying to work around two 25 minute songs is definitely a task, but I feel that they could have done things differently. The dynamic of the show is thrown off. For example, the final song (following "Ritual") is "Wonderous Stories"!
Also, the single live moment from _Tormato_ is the dull "Don't Kill the Whale". Although performed well, it's just not a good representation of _Tormato_; I think that "Future Times/Rejoice" or "On the Silent Wings of Freedom" would have added a bit more dynamic while, at the same time properly representing _Tormato_ (a very underrated album by Yes fans, in my opinion).
These factors are very minor, and should not keep you from purchasing some of the best live music performed by a rock band: ever!