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    Posted: May 24 2011 at 23:48
Originally posted by twosteves

It's a rumor--but it wouldn't surprise me if true---when I saw Yes live last year--O Wakeman was really bad---was not self-assured enough IMO---you have to be a BIG player to be successful in this group (Rick and Patrick)---to compete with Chis and Steve.


I saw them a couple of months ago... I wouldn't say he is bad, he actually did a decent job... but he didn't shine, I expected more from him....

I'll see Asia this week and I'll let you know how is Geoff sounding like these days...
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Originally posted by lazland

I really do think it is time they retired with some of their dignity intact and pass the torch to the great generations of bands coming behind them.


There's nothing to follow the grandeur of the band called Yes and there's no sense is letting it disappear. The last thing we need is yet another classic vanish for good.
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Geoff is featured on the entire Fly From Here cd.
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Originally posted by darkshade

Originally posted by Harry Hood

Originally posted by Epignosis

I don't get why so many people are angry about whatever Yes decides to do (including call themselves Yes).

In probably ten years (maybe more), there won't be a Yes at all.  Mortality and all that.  

That doesn't necessarily have to be true. I can imagine all the members gradually stepping down and being replaced with younger guys. The old guys remaining would take on apprentices of sorts and show them what being in Yes is all about. By the time Chris Squire decides to retire the rest of the band would have the experience and knowhow to carry the torch without him. Basically Yes would become something of an institution passed down the generations for hundreds of years to come. Our children's children will go to Yes concerts while the rest of us wax nostalgic about the old times.

That's an idea that plays out in my head anyway. It's basically what happened with the Temptations and those other Doo-Wop acts, and people still go to those shows with pretty nice attendance. It doesn't mean it's what's going to happen by any stretch. It's just an idea.


that would be very interesting
 
Rick Wakeman said in 1992 something like that he had a feeling that there could be a Yes way back in the 21st century, like sort of a London Philharmonic Orchestra (so with members being replaced by other members). Up until now, he seems to be right, even one of his own sons being in the band, and already being replaced.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 07 2011 at 01:01
Originally posted by Harry Hood

Originally posted by Epignosis

I don't get why so many people are angry about whatever Yes decides to do (including call themselves Yes).

In probably ten years (maybe more), there won't be a Yes at all.  Mortality and all that.  

That doesn't necessarily have to be true. I can imagine all the members gradually stepping down and being replaced with younger guys. The old guys remaining would take on apprentices of sorts and show them what being in Yes is all about. By the time Chris Squire decides to retire the rest of the band would have the experience and knowhow to carry the torch without him. Basically Yes would become something of an institution passed down the generations for hundreds of years to come. Our children's children will go to Yes concerts while the rest of us wax nostalgic about the old times.

That's an idea that plays out in my head anyway. It's basically what happened with the Temptations and those other Doo-Wop acts, and people still go to those shows with pretty nice attendance. It doesn't mean it's what's going to happen by any stretch. It's just an idea.


that would be very interesting
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry Hood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2011 at 23:23
Originally posted by Epignosis

I don't get why so many people are angry about whatever Yes decides to do (including call themselves Yes).

In probably ten years (maybe more), there won't be a Yes at all.  Mortality and all that.  

That doesn't necessarily have to be true. I can imagine all the members gradually stepping down and being replaced with younger guys. The old guys remaining would take on apprentices of sorts and show them what being in Yes is all about. By the time Chris Squire decides to retire the rest of the band would have the experience and knowhow to carry the torch without him. Basically Yes would become something of an institution passed down the generations for hundreds of years to come. Our children's children will go to Yes concerts while the rest of us wax nostalgic about the old times.

That's an idea that plays out in my head anyway. It's basically what happened with the Temptations and those other Doo-Wop acts, and people still go to those shows with pretty nice attendance. It doesn't mean it's what's going to happen by any stretch. It's just an idea.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2011 at 20:13
An official statement will be forthcoming but we would like to at least put some facts forward.

Oliver is not voluntarily leaving YES and, as of this moment in time, we do not know which of Oliver's many contributions to the recording will exist on the new YES record.

Oliver wanted to stay focused on the music for the 'Rite of Spring' tour and felt his primary role was to put on the best possible show for the fans who have paid to see the band. [...]

Thanks again for all the support that has been made for Oliver either through direct emails to the website, via Facebook and MySpace, forums or the web in general. Oliver has been very touched by the support shown for him through this unsettling period.

The above quote  is on O Wakeman's Facebook page:

In typical Yes fashion---a member was forced out and not too happy about it. He and Moraz should do a book.

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Originally posted by andyman1125

Originally posted by cstack3

LATEST REPORTS ARE THAT BENOIT DAVID WAS JUST SACKED, AND JON ANDERSON IS BACK IN!! Clap

What reports? Last I heard Jon Anderson was just touring with Rick Wakeman, and other than that he didnt do anything

Heh!  I guess I did get ONE poster with my April Fool's joke!  

The site "Tales from the Edge" on Facebook is ABLAZE with fan comments about all this, highly recommended for some laughs!

Personally, I think Squire & Co. treated Anderson like crap - if they wanted to tour, they should have formed a band with a different name.  Oh well, as usual, the Yes Drama continues....(literally!)
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Originally posted by cstack3

LATEST REPORTS ARE THAT BENOIT DAVID WAS JUST SACKED, AND JON ANDERSON IS BACK IN!! Clap

What reports? Last I heard Jon Anderson was just touring with Rick Wakeman, and other than that he didnt do anything
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2011 at 18:37
Originally posted by The Rock

Bring back Patrick Moraz!Clap

Or bring back Rick Wakeman Wink
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Originally posted by thehallway

Originally posted by cstack3

LATEST REPORTS ARE THAT BENOIT DAVID WAS JUST SACKED, AND JON ANDERSON IS BACK IN!! Clap

And Bruford came out of retirement the band made Close To The Edge Part Two...The Seasoned Witch Disco


......and they all lived happily, ever, after.


The End. Awwwwwwww!

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Originally posted by cstack3

LATEST REPORTS ARE THAT BENOIT DAVID WAS JUST SACKED, AND JON ANDERSON IS BACK IN!! Clap

And Bruford came out of retirement the band made Close To The Edge Part Two...


......and they all lived happily, ever, after.


The End. Awwwwwwww!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2011 at 09:55
Originally posted by Epignosis

  If they want to record an album with people farting into a microphone (whether it includes Bruford or White), so what? 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2011 at 06:48
I don't get why so many people are angry about whatever Yes decides to do (including call themselves Yes).

In probably ten years (maybe more), there won't be a Yes at all.  Mortality and all that.  These gentlemen have given us plenty of us fine music over the years.  If they want to record an album with people farting into a microphone (whether it includes Bruford or White), so what?  They have engraved themselves in the anals of rock history already.  Anything else is just gravy! 
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April Fool joke, I guess?
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LATEST REPORTS ARE THAT BENOIT DAVID WAS JUST SACKED, AND JON ANDERSON IS BACK IN!! Clap
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Wait and see.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote npjnpj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2011 at 04:50
What I'd like to do is get a new Yes album and not know the slightest thing about it. Just listen to it and then (and not before) see who plays what on it.

Whatever happens, they won't be able to do it right for just about anyone, except if it's Anderson, Bruford, Squire, Howe, and Wakeman. Possibly that new boy White instead of Bruford, but even that's stretching it a bit.

And that's just not fair.

In their position I'd probably not release anything at all, after all there's no earner in releasing albums any more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thehallway Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2011 at 15:10
Originally posted by Chris S

Originally posted by thehallway

http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnyesm.htm confirms the rumour, but also confirms that it is just a rumour!

 
btw the word rumour has a 'u' in it.

In Dorset it does....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JIF8882 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2011 at 15:09
I think Geoff is only playing on the We Can Fly From Here track since Trevor Horn will be singing on it and that's the song they wrote for Yes in 1980. I love Geoff, Trevor H, and the Drama album. However, the new Yes line-up is Chris, Steve, Alan, Oliver, and Benoit. That's the line-up that has been touring, that's the line-up that should record. Geoff has Asia.
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