Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Eclectic Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

UK Reunion - Live In Tokyo album cover
4.93 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 79% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy UK Music
from partners
DVD/Video, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. In The Dead Of Night (5:40)
2. By The Light Of Day (4:40)
3. Presto Vivace / Reprise (2:40)
4. Danger Money (9:15)
5. Thirty Years ( 7:45)
6. Alaska (4:50)
7. Time To Kill (5:00)
8. Starless (5:45)
9. Carrying No Cross (12:11)
10. Drum Solo (6:15)
11. Violin Solo (6:05)
12. Nevermore (8:25)
13. One More Red Nightmare (7:35)
14. Caesar's Palace Blues (4:05)
15. The Only Thing She Needs (7:50)
16. Rendezvous 6:02 (6:20)

Total Time 1:53:40

Line-up / Musicians

- John Wetton / bass and vocals
- Eddie Jobson / keyboards and violin
- Marco Minnemann / drums
- Alex Machacek / guitar

Releases information

Globe Film Productions 2013
Recorded in Tokyo April 15-18 2011

Thanks to Gerinski for the addition
and to Gerinski for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy UK Reunion - Live In Tokyo Music

More places to buy UK music online Buy UK & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

UK Reunion - Live In Tokyo ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(79%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(21%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

UK Reunion - Live In Tokyo reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Gerinski
5 stars In 2009 John Wetton and Eddie Jobson joined to tour under the name U-Z Project (Ultimate Zero), with guests musicians including the likes of Tony Levin, Trey Gunn, Marco Minnemann or Greg Howe, playing music from U.K., King Crimson and other compositions by their members. The experience encouraged Wetton and Jobson to go for what could be called a proper U.K. Reunion and tour as from 2011.

U.K. are one of the few of the 'classic dinosaurs' which I could never see live, their video material is rather scarce, and unfortunately I also missed seeing them live in their recent reunion, so seeing them in this DVD was like an old pending item in my wishing list finally being ticked.

We don't have Bruford or Bozzio at the drum kit but the great Marco Minnemann does an outstanding job, and few guitarists could be a better choice for filling in for Allan Holdsworth than the Austrian Alex Machacek.

The filming and sound quality are clearly sub-par for such a recent release, but for me, the quality of the music and performance more than compensate for that. This is superb Prog played masterfully.

The set list could not be much better, the tandem "In The Dead Of Night ? By The Light Of Day ? Presto Vivace ? Reprise" opens the show leaving no doubt that these guys are in for serious business. Wetton's voice is in great shape and Machaceck replicates Holdsworth faithfully even if a bit too clinical, not daring to go further than what is supposed for a guest musician. "Danger Money" follows with a great performance by Jobson and Minnemann. "Thirty Years" is such a beautiful composition with those original progressions and harmonies. Eddie Jobson displays his Emersonian influences in "Alaska" followed by "Time To Kill" where he squeezes his electric violin full of effects. Then we have the beautiful King Crimson's "Starless" with a great crescendo where Jobson does another amazing display with his violin.

"Carrying No Cross", the epic in their Danger Money album, is another display for Jobson, making it clear that he should be more considered among the top Prog keyboardists and not just as a violin player. Alex Machacek stays absent for this one. Then we have a very good drum solo by Minnemann and a violin solo by Jobson, very effects-driven. "Nevermore" is another highly beautiful piece with great soloing by Jobson and Machacek, followed by King Crimson's "One More Red Nightmare" were Jobson delivers new violin solos.

"Caesar's Palace Blues" and "The Only Thing She Needs" continue the fantastic track choice.

As an encore, Wetton and Jobson stay in the stage and perform an intimate version of "Rendezvous 6:02" just on e-piano and voice.

Wetton does not look too enthusiastic but he sings very well, Jobson confirms how good a keyboardist he is besides his violin playing, Minnemann is a delight to watch and Machacek successfully does the difficult job of covering for Holdsworth. Overall a wonderful release for fans of this supergroup.

Latest members reviews

5 stars My review # 50 : Jobson mania! My fascination for the unique progrock musician Eddie Jobson started early 1977 when I listened to Viva! from Roxy Music. The compelling electric violin solo in the end of Out Of The Blue blew me away, it sounded like the Balkan gypsies on fire, how exciting! ... (read more)

Report this review (#1903458) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Friday, March 16, 2018 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of UK "Reunion - Live In Tokyo"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


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

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