Yes’ “Roundabout” is one of the all-time great progressive rock songs. In a dramatic wash of colorful organs, funky percussion, dancing guitar notes, thick bass lines and vocal harmonies, the band takes you on a grand journey for eight and a half minutes.
On this day in 1974, Yes performed this glorious odyssey in full at The Boston Garden, and Steve Howe, Jon Anderson and co. were in top form. They also nail the studio version’s run time, further underscoring their musical chops and attention to detail. You can hear the full track with crowd yelps and all below.
Hear Yes perform “Roundabout” live in 1974 below via the Paste vault.