Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Anderson Bruford Wakeman  Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe CD (album) cover


Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe


Symphonic Prog

3.20 | 337 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars I quite like this album that was put together by the best Yes line-up that existed, but I do miss hearing Squire's influence on this. However, it is the only thing missing from the classic Yes line-up and so the album itself is still great, but not quite essential. The time signature changes are amazing as always, the ingenuity of Yes is very present in this album and the playing is concise, masterful and exciting which is exactly what you expect from Yes. My favorite track is "Teakbois" because I love the treatment they give to tropical sounding music in this particular track. I also love the way the keyboards run away with the melody in several parts of this song. Being a keyboardist myself, Wakeman is my hero. The man is a master. But then so is the entire line-up. One of the things that keeps me from giving this a five star rating is that I always thought that Squire complimented Anderson's voice so well in giving it the foundation that was needed. It's true that Anderson's voice is a little timid and Squire was always able to make up for that. Please don't get me wrong, I love Jon Anderson's voice and Yes is one of the best, but Anderson's voice works so much better with Squire's bass behind it.
TCat | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password


Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives