8.Help: The Help Trilogy - Quartet / Help / Quartet - (Reprise)
9.Things We Said Today
11.She's Leaving Home
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Tributee: The Beatles.
Personnel: Rick Wakeman (keyboards); Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith (guitar, guitars); Phil Laughlin (bass instrument, bass guitar); Stuart Sawney (percussion programming).
Audio Mixer: Stuart Sawney.
Prog-rock legends Yes had covered Beatles songs in the past, but TRIBUTE represents Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman's full-blown homage to the Fab Four. It contains his instrumental, keyboard-dominated versions of 11 Beatles classics. Instead of slathering these tunes with prog-rock grandeur, though, Wakeman keeps things relatively close to the bone. Rather than resorting to displays of technical flash, the keyboard king focuses on expressivity when interpreting the carefully wrought melodies of such Beatles tunes as "Norwegian Wood" and "She's Leaving Home."