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


Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe


Symphonic Prog

3.40 | 93 ratings

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4 stars I reward this beautifull live album with the maximum I will give any non studio recording being 4 stars. A great live set, featuring most of Yes's classic songs in a good mix with songs from their then latest album (ABWH). Very good played from all involved musicians, with at the beginning of the set each get some time to showcase their ability. Good production and recording make it a more than decent record.

1. Benjamins Brittens Young persons guide to the orchestra, introduction of the band. 2. Time and a World-Teakbois-Owner of a lonely Heart. A very nice medley, containing songs from three different era's in a new arrangement, focussed on vocals, with accoustic guitar back-up and soft background symphonic keyboards. 3. The Clap-Mood for a day, Steve Howe solo, 10 minutes of great accoustic guitar play. 4. Gone but not Forgotten-Catherine Parr-Merlin The magician. Rick Wakeman solo, consisting of songs from his solo repertoire, I didn't know any of these songs prior to this disc, became very fond of these songs. Some of Rick's finest I think (from what I've heard at least)

5. Lond distance roundaround after the 20 minute opening, which was very much solo pieces, this is the first time all members play simultaniously. a well-known song with a good performance, ending in a drum solo from Bill Bruford, so all four members had their solo performance at the beginning of the set. Bill's solo is one on electronic drums, with nice effects and heavy pounding.

After this first half hour, where each member had their chance to showcase their ability, the rest of the set contsists of good versions of well known songs, complemented with some songs from their latest album. Good performing, Jon's voice is as crystal clear as ever, A great band, performes an amazing set. Favourite songs from this album are, Starship Trooper, Close To The Edge, Brother Of Mine, Order Of The Universe, And You And I, actually the entire set.

I never heard Yes play live prior to this album, and it blew me away. I've been listening to other live albums from Yes since then, but this one is still among my favourites. 4 stars without hesitation. Recommended for all fans of Yes's music

tuxon | 4/5 |


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