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Topic: Jon Anderson / Rick Wakeman
Posted By: Dellinger
Subject: Jon Anderson / Rick Wakeman
Date Posted: March 25 2010 at 23:00
     I was just reading in a Yes site about a very real possibility of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman doing some shows and releasing an album this year. Then later on they said Wakeman had been talking with Trevor Rabin doing an album with a couple of other nameless ex-member of Yes. So they made the connection that it was most likely all three are to work together this year Anderson, Wakeman, Rabin... and there should be a fourth ex-Yes member to be included. It seems Yes related people who have mentioned to know nothing about this (and so would seem to be ruled out), or have explicitly said that are not involved, are Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford.
     I guess it will be very interesting what comes around this year in the Yes World: Yes working on their own project, Anderson Wakeman planning an almost Yes album too. And then ofcourse, Asia is releasing an album too, Flash (with no connection to Yes remaing anyway) is releasing an album of their own (if I understood well those threads about Flash reuniting). And even Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye are still working together.



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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: March 25 2010 at 23:09
Sorry, I was just forgetting to include the page were I found this information:

http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnyesm.htm#asia

The part about Anderson - Wakeman is at just about the end of the page.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: March 27 2010 at 03:45
I think there could be a lot of mileage in this.Certainly the two most popular and charismatic members of Yes.
Look forward to itThumbs Up


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: March 27 2010 at 12:03
Anderson and Wakeman are supposedly working with Rabin and Bruford.

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=65932 - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=65932


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: March 27 2010 at 23:46
^ Somehow I missed that thread you just posted. However, in the link I gave, they checked Bruford's website and they expressly denied his involvement. They said Bruford had already retired and that the magazine that was stating his participation surely needed to sell more issues. However, ofcourse I'd love Bruford's involvement.


Posted By: tony kayes headband
Date Posted: March 28 2010 at 02:37
Is Bill retired completely from music or just touring?


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: March 28 2010 at 22:59
I could be mistaken, but I understand he has retired completly from music. However, I guess he can chang his mind at any moment he chooses to.


Posted By: ProgressiveAttic
Date Posted: March 28 2010 at 23:56
Originally posted by tony kayes headband tony kayes headband wrote:

Is Bill retired completely from music or just touring?

just touring.... I hope

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Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: March 31 2010 at 12:18
Come on, Squire and White, please let's go for an other marvellous YES album !! :-)

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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: March 31 2010 at 12:47
Originally posted by ProgressiveAttic ProgressiveAttic wrote:

[QUOTE=tony kayes headband] Is Bill retired completely from music or just touring?
 
This came out in 2010
 
 
 

 
He is still drumming. !


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Posted By: el böthy
Date Posted: March 31 2010 at 13:27
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Anderson and Wakeman are supposedly working with Rabin and Bruford.

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=65932 - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=65932

Now that sound much more interesting than whatever the current Yes (which is not Yes in my opinion) might be doing! Looking forward for this!!!


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: March 31 2010 at 21:36
Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Come on, Squire and White, please let's go for an other marvellous YES album !! :-)


I understand that they are indeed thinking about releasing an album this year. So we may just as well have 2 Yes albums (of sorts) released this year. It will be interesting to see who makes a better work, if indeed both albums are released.


Posted By: leifthewarrior
Date Posted: March 31 2010 at 23:03
What about Howe?  Is he in the equation anywhere?   If it weren't for his style, added into the mix, I would have never gotten into Yes.  On that note, I can only hope this so called "Yes album"  will be reminiscent of early yes!


Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 00:31
Man, the chemistry of these cats is SO complex!!  I can never tell if Howe is more invested in Yes, "kinda-Yes" (with Benoit David), or Asia!  

Considering the apparently bad feelings posted by Jon Anderson about Yes' decision to tour without him, I'd be willing to bet we see a reprise of ABWH without Howe, maybe just AW with some other guys?

Rabin would be OK, but he's not my favorite...there are tons of talented axe-men out there they could pick up who would make it much more interesting!   Same for bass and drums.  Bring in some new faces, please!

Could get interesting, thanks for the information!


Posted By: ghost_of_morphy
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 13:01
The Anderson/Wakeman tour in 2006 was definitely a pleasant experience and, if I can't have more Yes, this is the next best thing (although I hope the Steve Howe Trio keeps on going as well.)

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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 14:31
Originally posted by ghost_of_morphy ghost_of_morphy wrote:

The Anderson/Wakeman tour in 2006 was definitely a pleasant experience and, if I can't have more Yes, this is the next best thing (although I hope the Steve Howe Trio keeps on going as well.)


Yep, the JA/RW tour was an absolute delight.

I really look forward to not just the LP & tour, but also the endless arguments on PA about which is more vital, relevant, proggy.......and so onWink


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 23:11
As far as I understand, Howe in not to be involved on this Wakeman / Anderson project (he's part of Yes). As far as Rabin's involvement, well, Wakeman stated he was planning to work with Anderson this year, and also that he was planning to work with Rabin this year. The guys at the page I read about this Wakeman / Anderson / Rabin project made the connection, though I'm not totally sure about how sure they were that the three would be working together. They seemed pretty sure, and were also pretty sure a 4th Yes-man was to be involved.


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: April 01 2010 at 23:23
I feel Union II coming on

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Posted By: JLocke
Date Posted: April 02 2010 at 00:21
Well I for one am excited about it. Now I can actually look forward to a Yes-ish project without having to resort to that cover band that has been touring with the karaoke singer. 


Posted By: Mr. Maestro
Date Posted: April 02 2010 at 14:30
Is it just me, or does the history of Yes seem an awful lot like a bad soap opera?
 
Anyways, I look forward to pretty much anything Wakeman's involved in, and with Anderson on the boat for sure, it'll at least be good - but that doesn't mean it'll be Yes.
 
Here's hoping Howe, maybe even Squire, get involved.  If nothing else, getting Wakeman involved more or less ensures that this isn't going to be another one of those failed "No" line-ups that have plagued the band for decades.


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 02 2010 at 23:52
Hi,

As much as I would like to see this happen, and have these guys close the book and hug each other, I find it all sad in the end.

Jon Anderson needs to get out of the cucoon and do his own thing. There are many other musicians out there that will gladly help him discover other musics and sounds that will help him deliver his lyrics and not have to redo some more Yes commercial stuff. I'm not interested in another "Roundabout" ... I would rather have another masterpiece like "Tales of Topographic Oceans" or "Relayer", or "Close To The Edge" but not sure that Rick thinks that stuff is original enough to compare to the classical artists he prays tribute to all the time.

And I certainly do not wish to listen to another washed out version of Yes and their material!


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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: April 03 2010 at 03:47
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Hi,

As much as I would like to see this happen, and have these guys close the book and hug each other, I find it all sad in the end.

Jon Anderson needs to get out of the cucoon and do his own thing. There are many other musicians out there that will gladly help him discover other musics and sounds that will help him deliver his lyrics and not have to redo some more Yes commercial stuff. I'm not interested in another "Roundabout" ... I would rather have another masterpiece like "Tales of Topographic Oceans" or "Relayer", or "Close To The Edge" but not sure that Rick thinks that stuff is original enough to compare to the classical artists he prays tribute to all the time.

And I certainly do not wish to listen to another washed out version of Yes and their material!
Pretty much the same feeling i get when i hear about a new Yes project.
I'd rather c them work with other artists making new and interesting music, than form one of those reunion
bands, and make something that sounds a bit Yes'ish, without the experimentation and energy  Yes had in their prime. Sadly in sure there financial advisers think otherwise Smile
 
 


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Posted By: sherrynoland
Date Posted: September 18 2010 at 00:23
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Posted By: sherrynoland
Date Posted: September 18 2010 at 00:29
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Posted By: sherrynoland
Date Posted: September 18 2010 at 00:36
Dellinger quote:
"Flash (with no connection to Yes remaing anyway) is releasing an album of their own (if I understood well those threads about Flash reuniting)."

You understood correctly, Dellinger.  Flash has reunited (without ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks) and a new CD is in the works.  They made their reunion debut at ProgDay 2010...






Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: September 18 2010 at 00:45

Even if it has rained a lot since Union it's a bit surprising that Wakeman wants to work again with Rabin.

And if Rabin is in the project, it's already a bad sign... I'm not expecting much.


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: September 18 2010 at 23:26
Well, by now no more news have come about this project, I'm starting to feel it won't happen. However, an Anderson Wakeman semi-acoustic mini-tour on UK is already planned, and a CD and DVD is bound to be released.


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: September 20 2010 at 06:40
According to the latest Classic Rock,  Anderson and Wakeman will be recording new material and the CD will be on sale at the first show of the tour, going on general release afterwards. There will also be a live DVD filmed at Buxton available by Christmas.
 
Rick also says "I would be very surprised if Jon ever stands in front of a band again".


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