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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2011 at 00:54
I like Benoit a lot more than that guy. Though I really don't care about a band that's nearly 40 years past their prime
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2011 at 20:57
Hmm, I think I might be with you Cstack3 on Benoit.  This music deserves a singer who amazes.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2011 at 19:14
When i saw this version of yes at Janus Landing in Florida, i was very pleased with his performance.
He interacted with the band well, was happy, and played around with the acoustic alot.
And, in my opinion he does his job cloning Anderson's vocals.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2011 at 19:02
Grumpy Old Chuck still at it! 

I passed on seeing this version of Yes at the Chicago House of Blues for a number of reasons, but mostly because I'm not pleased with the vocal performances of Benoit David to date.  Having watched hours of recent performances on Youtube, I'd say that the band itself is up to their old stuff (although a bit slower), but David's poor stage presence and difficulty with the material remains a turnoff.  

I've been fortunate to know a few Yes tribute bands & Yes clones (Starcastle) over the years, and finding a really good, contra-tenor lead vocalist should not have been that hard.  For example, check out the performance of Jon Davison (formerly of the Yes trib "Roundabout," and presently with Glass Hammer).   

Was B. David the best Yes could have done?  I think their future as an entity is pretty much riding on that lone decision.  

Now, "Fly From Here" may be a killer album, rendering all this moot....however, I think they could have found a better front-man and lead vocalist.  Thoughts?   Check this guy out! 


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