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Yes "Leave It" alternate videos

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:31 pm
by maccafan076
I read that when MTV premered the Yes video for "Leave It" they showed 18 different versions of it in a row. Has anyone come across these alternate versions.

Re: Yes "Leave It" alternate videos

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:46 pm
by elviscaprice
Great tune. One of my YES favorites. The video is a heavily technical alteration for it's time. I'm guessing that there was multiple alterations technically and that the general feel of the video is not much different. I highly doubt there would be 18 different shootings for this video. Therefore if you have the one original it more than suffices for the other technical alternate versions.

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Re: Yes "Leave It" alternate videos

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:58 am
by maccafan076
From what I understand the main video is a combo of the other ones so you would be right. Someone had said that they remember over 200 versions of it. That sounds very off.

Re: Yes "Leave It" alternate videos

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:44 pm
by negative1
if you believe wikipedia:

A music video was made for the song, directed by Godley and Creme. It was shot upside-down and was one of the first music videos to utilize computer-generated imagery. Eighteen different variations of the video were made (the first one, for instance, simply had the band upside-down, but motionless for the whole song), with the eleventh one chosen as the "standard" version, and has remained the "official" video. A half-hour documentary on the making of the video was broadcast on MTV in 1984. Also, a marathon showing all eighteen videos one after the other was also shown on MTV.