“Watcher” by Yes w/ Peter Gabriel vocals?

So, the claim here is that Yes was warming up for a TV performance and Peter Gabriel walked by, so they just did their own impromptu version of “Watcher of the Skies” and let Gabriel sing it. There’s even bits and pieces of “Close to the Edge” in here. The guy who uploaded it even claims to be the DJ that can be heard talking in French before and after the clip.

The dates don’t seem like they line up right for this to be genuine. Also, as my buddy who sent this to me Ted Zeppelin pointed out, it’s hard to believe us prog-heads had never heard of such a performance before, even if the original recording had been lost. Ya know, I hardly care if it’s real. It’s unbelievably cool. I just wish the quality wasn’t so grungy (perhaps to disguise the fakery?) I’d love to hear someone do a cleaned-up version with some “Gabriel Clone” singer. Heck, this could end up being an epic cover song, like when Yes did their cover of “America”. I liked the Simon and Garfunkel version too, but Yes really made it their own. Nad Sylvan, are you listening? Maybe Karmakanic could do it just for fun?


One Response to ““Watcher” by Yes w/ Peter Gabriel vocals?”

  1. JL Says:

    Sadly, only a fake, but a funny one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EJePFf9xgg

    I know I’m late, but better than never …

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