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    Posted: February 25 2011 at 10:57
There's a rumor that Geoff Downes has replaced O Wakeman on new Yes album.
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Cool. Me Likes Geoffry Downes. He plays Synthes good. Piano too. Keyboards too. Other instruments not so good. Some terrible.

Oliver Wakeman son of Rick Wakeman, he of bottle-blowing noises on Moog. Bad lineage.

Geoffry good. Drama Good. No Jon Anderson bad. Trevor Horn would be good, but no Trevor Horn. Yes impersonator. Bad. Very bad.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 11:32
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.
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Roy's comment was the funniest thing I read all day.
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Why not go the full hog and form Yuggles again?

Seriously, this whole Yes thing is becoming worse than an episode of Dallas or Dynasty. As much as I have loved the band over the years, 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.


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If Yes goes any slower then they will explode!!
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I think a bowl of porridge made with goats milk and 2yr old oats is a better recipe than this potential Yes recipe...Nuke
 
      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Battlepriest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2011 at 13:47
Part of me if waiting for a rumour that Alan White, Chris Squire and Benoit David have quit and are being replaced by Carl Palmer and John Wetton. Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Easy Livin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 02:56

Thanks for making it clear this is just a rumour. Even rumours have sources though, could you please provide a link or some sort of evidence to support this as even being a rumour. Otherwise, it is not News.

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What I've heard of O Wakeman live hasn't impressed me. They really need to replace him with somebody.
 
I like Downes, but he's not the best they can get. Or at this point in their career maybe he is, they really should just quit now with Jon out of the picture. As much as I hate to say it.
 
I think the only other way they could redeem themselves (next to getting Jon and Rick to come back that is) is if they get Downes and Horn to recreate the Drama lineup, that would be pretty sweet.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 04:31
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 agree; I thought that Oliver did not even want to be there?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2011 at 07:22
Originally posted by boo boo

What I've heard of O Wakeman live hasn't impressed me. They really need to replace him with somebody.
 
I like Downes, but he's not the best they can get. Or at this point in their career maybe he is, they really should just quit now with Jon out of the picture. As much as I hate to say it.
 
I think the only other way they could redeem themselves (next to getting Jon and Rick to come back that is) is if they get Downes and Horn to recreate the Drama lineup, that would be pretty sweet.


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Originally posted by lazland

Why not go the full hog and form Yuggles again?


I would actually prefer that to the current line-up. Drama was a decent album (much stronger than Tormato, IMO) and pointed to an interesting way forward for Yes which they sadly never fully capitalised on.

I really do wonder though, what has this band got left to give? Their post-80s output has been a bizarre exercise in balancing expectations, trying to simultaneously appease fans of the classic 70s sound and their hard-won 80s pop fanbase. The result has been a string of mediocre, overproduced and uninspired albums with very occasional glimmers of the old magic. Unless Squire, Howe and White have cooked up some truly first-rate compositions which build on the best aspects of the band's sound whilst pushing them unapologetically into the here and now (which, let's be honest, doesn't seem likely given the track record) then this album is going to be yet another embarrassment and a further dilution of their legacy.

Whatever happened to Tom Brislin? He was fantastic on the Symphonic DVD, and would surely have been an ideal choice for this new iteration of the band? I've not seen Oliver Wakeman in action but reactions appear to be mixed, to say the least...
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Bring back Patrick Moraz!Clap
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Originally posted by The Rock

Bring back Patrick Moraz!Clap


Oh yes! Smile excuse the pun! Embarrassed


Edited by clarkpegasus4001 - February 26 2011 at 08:21
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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.


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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.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2011 at 08:50
Yes should retire....
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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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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.

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