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Anderson Bruford Wakeman  Howe - Evening of Yes Music Plus CD (album) cover


Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe


Symphonic Prog

3.40 | 92 ratings

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3 stars A very nice concert, without a doubt played with majesty from all corners, also Jeff Berlin's role here is just at the level of the main artists. The sound and production is also at the top, so as a live album it may easily reach the 5 star rating (but then, why 3... 3.5 stars?). Well, what really let me down here was bruford's appearance, it's not that I don't like electric drums, but in Yes?? and in playing such classics like heart of the sunrise or close to edge?? it really doesn't match. What I liked of the album is the introduction of the concert, in which each of the members appear one by one doing what they do best. First appears Jon singing along with an acoustic guitar played by Milton McDonald, and they play what, when I first read the track list, was the worst medley ever (Owner of a lonely heart and Time and a Word, what the...???), but it wasn't! when those 3 (...and Teakbois, definitely not one of my favourite) songs were played together acoustically i never imagined how good it could sound with Jon's voice. Then comes Steve Howe and plays what all were expecting but this time with a classic guitar intro and longer versions of both Mood for a Day and The Clap, beautiful. After Howe's performance comes Mr. Wakeman, as always, sorrounded by all kind of keyboards and pedals, and also what he plays is, as always, out of match, incredible speed with very classical passages in his music with all source of changes from all keyboards, amazing. And while Rick plays appears Bruford and starts a slightly changed version of Long Distance Runaround, but now is Bruford's turn to show off, so he does an amazing solo in coordination with Rick's playing. After this introduction, the concert goes normally. I've always said that is much better to see a concert than to hear it (obviously!!) and that's why I hardly ever go and buy a live album of any band, but this one is one of a kind and that's why you shouldn't buy this album (??) but go and buy the THAT is a good thing to have and enjoy, and that's what desreves 5 stars. Also the DVD contains Starship Trooper and much more material... mainly Jon talking. In Conclusion: GO BUY THE DVD, which is, along with Yes' "The House of Blues DVD", their best concerts ever taken out on video (...DVD).
eriksalkeld | 3/5 |


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