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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 12:23 PM
I know we had a lengthy, heated thread earlier about the curent Yes tour (sans Jon Anderson). Being a GIGANTIC Steve Howe fan, I will be at the Tabernacle this Sunday. Anybody else?

 

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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 01:09 PM
They must be having trouble selling tickets - in Chicago they had a 4 tickets for $99 package.......

 

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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 01:13 PM
Th reviews of the tour so far have been favorable....

http://thespec.com/Entertainment/article/461397

 

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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 01:21 PM
I too am a big Howe fan. - I went to the Chicago show and it was one of the best Yes shows I went to in recent tours. I know that does sound sacrelig, but part of was due to the sound. The sound was incredible. It was very clean, pure and dry. I could hear each vocal part clearly and Steve and Chris really really blew my mind with the backing vocals. Alan sang a bit on "I've Seen All Good People" and I could actually make out HIS part! It was great.

For many years, I've always been slightly annoyed with the amount of digital reverb and other effects on the vocals and to a lesser extent on some of the instruments in their live shows. And definitely on the mixing of most of the released DVD's. I guess they were trying to give themselves a bigger sound, but really it just muddy'd up the mix to me. Especially because you're dealing with such talented people who don't need that to cover themselves up or make them sound bigger.

Also, Alan's snare drum always sounds dead and burried to me, which is bad because it drives the music. Not Wed night. It was loud and popped! I know a lot of it has to do with excellent sound at The Chicago Theatre, especially because I was only a few rows back and just off center in the balcony, so the sound was blaring straight at me, but it is definitely a different approach to their live sound from previous tours.

I hope you go and enjoy it as much as I did. I actually got the chills and teary eyed at one point. Steve & Alan were particuarlly surprisingly into it. I felt it. (Chris is always having fun and into it). Plus hearing a handful of songs I've never heard live before was such a treat. - To me, this is worth it. This is a group of great musicians, playing great music for the sake of playing the music. If that's not enough for some people, then it is their loss.

 

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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 02:59 PM
i saw them in richmond last month. great show. never saw them with anderson but a bunch of diehard YES fans were saying the vocals sounded way better than last time they saw the band with anderson
 

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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 03:02 PM
Not without Jon.

 

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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 04:29 PM
My favorite Yes show remains the Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe tour of 1989. Saw it twice.
 

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  posted on 12/5/2008 at 11:53 PM
I really dig all versions of Yes but call me crazy I really like most of the stuff Trevor Rabin did with the band. 90125 was a great album IMO!

 

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  posted on 12/6/2008 at 12:06 AM
One of my favorite live bands of all time. They are incredible and howe is amazing.

Yours is no disgrace (RARE-1970)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TLL3ApTO4w&feature=related

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  posted on 12/6/2008 at 03:03 PM
A friend went to the Westbury show a couple of weeks ago and said it was outstanding even without Anderson.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2008 at 03:07 PM
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My favorite Yes show remains the Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe tour of 1989. Saw it twice.


I'd have to agree. I caught that tour twice as well. Squire would have been nice, but Tony Levin got it done, IMO.

 

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  posted on 12/6/2008 at 03:14 PM
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90125 was a great album IMO!


I would agree with this as well. I think when a lot of people think about this album, the first tune that comes to mind is "Owner of a Loney Heart."

Maybe it's the record's weakest link, but when compared with a lot of 1983 pop hits, it sure as hell wasn't the worst thing to come over the airways.

I think the album had a number of good cuts, with "Changes" being my particular favorite. If you even have a small amount of appreciation for this album, I'd urge you to try to find a copy of the rather rare:

9012-Live, The Solos. You get full length live treatments of Changes and Hold On, as well as a nice solo from each member of the band. The "Whitefish" on this is monumtenal.

 

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  posted on 12/8/2008 at 11:19 AM
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My favorite Yes show remains the Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe tour of 1989. Saw it twice.


That was my fifth show, last time I saw them. I rate all 5 shows as excellent.

 
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  posted on 12/9/2008 at 09:25 AM
So, how was the show at the Tabenacle? wish i could have seen them there. i love peering down onto the band from the side of the second balcony.

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  posted on 12/9/2008 at 11:28 AM
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So, how was the show at the Tabenacle? wish i could have seen them there. i love peering down onto the band from the side of the second balcony.

EAPFYes


Since someone asked!

Great to see the band in a small venue! This was my first ever show at the Tabernacle, and what a great place it is!

The new singer (DAMN! Forgot his name! French-Canadian sounding moniker ...), - just erased my whole notion that nobody else in the world could sing like Jon Anderson. He hit all of those high notes all night long. Never missed a step.

Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick) filled in for his father admirably!

Overall, the show was almost like watching a rehearsal. They were a lot looser than I had ever seen them. I heard one fan say that they sounded like a jam band on this night. It was all good, you could hear them talking to each other onstage. A couple of miscues on "And You and I", but no real train wrecks. They simply laughed and shrugged anything off that didn't go down correctly (and again, there weren't many).

Not my favorite Yes show of all time, but it was a good one! After the Allman Brother's Band and Bob Dylan, I've seen Yes more times than any other band (I think this show was #32 for me).

Great show at the Tabernacle!

 

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  posted on 12/9/2008 at 11:59 AM
Only saw Yes twice, back to back years...1977 and 1978.

Geez, am I that old??

 

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  posted on 12/9/2008 at 12:06 PM
thanks for the reveiw Rusty, the tabernacle is my favorite atlanta venue. sounds like an interesting show. glad they were having a good time up there. sometimes it seems some people are way too serious. let it flow more, and find the "jazz", even with "classical" yes - that musta have been quite the surprise.


 
 


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