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    Posted: June 30 2005 at 14:09

I just wanted to know, do they play the older Yes classics on these tours? Does anybody recommend going?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2005 at 14:15

I definitely recommend going. I'm going to the San Francisco show. I don't know if they're going to play older Yes, but they will probably play most of the Drama album which is great in and of itself.

Plus it's Squires band Syn, Alan White's group and Steve Howe solo (!!!!) each doing a set.

This is a must-see event.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2005 at 14:18
Originally posted by bluetailfly bluetailfly wrote:

I definitely recommend going. I'm going to the San Francisco show. I don't know if they're going to play older Yes, but they will probably play most of the Drama album which is great in and of itself.

Plus it's Squires band Syn, Alan White's group and Steve Howe solo (!!!!) each doing a set.

This is a must-see event.

I'm going to that one as well. I read somewhere that they are definately playing Machine Messiah and Tempus Fugit, along with I've Seen all Good People at the end.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2005 at 15:45
I was wondering the same thing as the person who wrote the original post. But to state the quetion more clear: Does anyone know FOR SURE that the tour will feature old songs, which by the way are the BEST!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2005 at 15:59

Originally posted by The Prog Man The Prog Man wrote:

I was wondering the same thing as the person who wrote the original post. But to state the quetion more clear: Does anyone know FOR SURE that the tour will feature old songs, which by the way are the BEST!

I don't know, but if you're trying to decide whether to go on this basis of whether or not they're playing "old" Yes, I would say you're making a mistake. Just go and check it out, if they play old tunes, great, if not, great. It's going to be a very wild evening either way.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2005 at 16:01
Woohoo.  Just checked the Syn website.  More Drama is coming to the Beacon in NYC on August 31.  I can't wait.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2005 at 16:22
You lucky buggers I'm green with envy you will enjoy.I was at the Glasgow  Drama concert many years ago and have to admit I walked out half way through it, but that was in the sheer frustration at witnessing Trevor Horne using a voice synth to sound like Jon. It was very difficult to watch the classic songs without Jon on lead vocals.But I wouldn't walk out on this tour
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2005 at 17:44
Who's singing on this tour?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2005 at 03:26
Originally posted by Cygnus X-2 Cygnus X-2 wrote:

one as well. I read somewhere that they are definately playing Machine Messiah and Tempus Fugit, along with I've Seen all Good People at the end.
 
That sounded great until the end. Why won't that atrocious piece of Boogie Rawk just die?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2005 at 04:33
Any word on who's filling in on vocals?

*crosses fingers for Trevor Horn*

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2005 at 10:24
the announcement of this tour was a huge relief for
me. proof at last that some creative juices are still
flowing within the yes framework. sadly yes decided
do dive into full-on nostalgia after the very rewarding
THE LADDER album. i deliberately missed out the
yessymphonic one and whilst the 2003-tour was
nice the 35th anniv. tour did absolutely nothing for
me with it's stiff museal ambience and stage props
you're probably more likely to see at the back door of
an abbatoir. how jon anderson can keep going on
about 'moving yes music ever forward" and in doing
so keeping a straight face is beyond me. seeing
these yes stalwarts going back to small venues,
doing their own thing and the promise to revisit the
music of one of the most controversial and thus
most valued pieces of yes music shows that there is
still hope. and without hope you cannot start the day,
or whatever it was...

fingers crossed that this tour can make it over to
europe!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2005 at 11:05
Any news of  a UK/European tour yet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2005 at 16:14
Originally posted by iguana iguana wrote:

sadly yes decided do dive into full-on nostalgia after the very rewarding
THE LADDER album
 
I think The Ladder was middling at best, it just seemed fantastic after the atrocity of Open Your Eyes. Magnification, however, was to me the best Yes album since Drama, and not at all nostalgia-based. But it sold next to nothing, so I don't blame them for playing it safe (and the setlist on the 35th Anni tour was very diverse, with many unexpected tracks).
 
Originally posted by iguana iguana wrote:


fingers crossed that this tour can make it over to europe!
 
Yeah, I'm with you. I would have popped over to Canada, but as it is I'm already away in Turkey to see F1 racing on those dates.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2005 at 18:33
Does anybody have the Syn's website? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2005 at 02:16
I doubt that there is one yet. White just now put up theirs and there's no link anywhere on Yesworld.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2005 at 04:28

I think The Ladder was middling at best, it
just seemed fantastic after the atrocity of Open
Your Eyes
. Magnification, however, was to me
the best Yes album since Drama, and not at all
nostalgia-based. But it sold next to nothing, so I don't
blame them for playing it safe


for what it's worth i had my hand in doing the
promotion for the two sherwood-yes albums in
europe. and – here's the catch – after being bored to
tears with the new tracks on K2A 1 and 2 (just why is
everyone so excited about "mind drive", which is
pleasant at it's best, but totally disjointed at its
worst? just my two cents.) i quite enjoyed "open your
eyes" despite all it's obvious weaknesses. but both
"OYE" and "the ladder" had a newness about them
that nobody can deny and it will probably be the last
time we'll see and hear such an amount of newness
in yes music. "magnification" has a number of nice
tracks and has become somewhat of a grower for
me, though it lacks the urgency and the surprising
moments of "the ladder". oh well, welcome to
another one of about a kazillion of opinions on that
one.

anyway, have a good time in türkiye and enjoy the F1.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2005 at 23:53

I'll definetely be missing this tour as it almost certainly will be lousy.  Three sets of primarliy unknown and uncared for music?  Are they nuts?!

That'd be like a "reunion" show of Robert Plant's solo stuff, John Paul Jone's solo stuff and Page bringing out P Diddy to do Come With Me with a short encore of In Through The Out Door tacked on as an afterthought.

Such ridiculous ticket prices too.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2005 at 02:57
Originally posted by Aerosol Grey Aerosol Grey wrote:

I'll definetely be missing this tour as it almost certainly will be lousy.  Three sets of primarliy unknown and uncared for music?  Are they nuts?!

 
Maybe they know they have fans who don't need to hear the same songs over and over and over for years on end. Maybe they know there are poeple who go to see concerts not just get a greatest hits regurigitated into their laps. Just guesses, mind you.
 
And I'd damned well pay to see a Plant /JPJ/Page solo tour, as long as P Diddy was only invited on stage as a target for rotten tomatoes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2005 at 00:33
Here's the website for Syn, etc. info. There are streaming samples of the Syn, White and Howe on this site.

http://www.umbrellorecords.com/index_main.html

To answer the question of who is singing, I believe most of the vocals for the encore set will be handled by the singer for White.
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