YES — Time and a Word, 1970 + “Survival” from the debut album, 1969



Survival (Jon Anderson)

Don’t doubt the fact there’s life within you
Yesterday’s endings will tomorrow life give you
All that dies dies for a reason
To put its strength into the season

YES —  last track on their eponymous debut LP, released on 25 July 1969


1969 Beat Club performance

Jon Anderson’s between songs patter and introduction: “There you go. That was a song from the LP. Here’s another one from the LP, a song called Survival. Hope you’re feeling alright and enjoy the rest of the show (he says).”


(below) This video from from the yesofficial YouTube channel omits the first couple of sentences of the spoken part included in the above video.


YES — Time and Word, 1970

Side one

YES_1970_Time and a Word_c11. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Richie Havens) – 4:48
2. Then (Jon Anderson) – 5:46
3. Everydays (Stephen Stills) – 6:08
4. Sweet Dreams (Jon Anderson, David Foster) – 3:50

Side two

5. The Prophet (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire) – 6:34
6. Clear Days (Jon Anderson) – 2:06
7. Astral Traveller (Jon Anderson) – 5:53
8. Time and a Word (Jon Anderson, David Foster) – 4:32

Videos 1 and 8 are from the DVD The Lost Broadcasts (2009).


1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed – Beat Club, 1969



2. Then


(above) The band has oddly switched the roles of Chris Squire and Tony Kaye for this lip-sync performance of “Then,” filmed on a jetty. Steve Howe appears in both this video and the one for “Astral Traveller,” and is also seen in the group picture on the front of the US album sleeve, though he was hired after all recording for the album was finished.

Slide show video by


3. Everydays — featuring orchestral arrangement by Tony Cox; the clip in the video below is from the 1970 Belgian TV short film Time and a Word, featuring songs from the new Yes album of the same title

See my feature page on the song, including a transcription of the original lyric:


4. Sweet Dreams


5. The Prophet – Slide show video by


6. Clear Days


7. Astral Traveller

clip from the 1970 Belgian TV short film, Time and a Word


Slide show video by


8. Time and a Word In its profile of The Lost Broadcasts, Wikipedia says this lip-sync performance was filmed for Belgian TV in 1970, and that it was broadcast once in February 1970.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. doc
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 11:48:13


  2. doc
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 12:51:31


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