This afternoon I watched the Yes Live at Montreux DVD, to remind myself why I like them after watching the 9012Live DVD the other day. After watching the 1985 concert I was left wondering why I had been listening to the band for nearly 35 years and still lappingup new releases. Afterf watching the 2003 [...]
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January 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Music
This evening I decided, on a whim, to watch the DVD of 9012Live, the film of a yes concert in 1985, directed by Steven Soderbergh. I have had the DVD for quite a while but can’t remember watching it before, though I’m sure I must have done. It is possible I only watched a bit [...]
January 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Music
The year is ten days old already and I haven’t written a thing about prog rock. How did that happen? Perhaps I should mention the latest Yes CD: In the Present: Live from Lyon, which I treated myself to as a belated crimbo present to myself.
October 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Life, Music
Last night I went out to see Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson playing at the Hawth theatre in Crawley.Â Â Rick Wakeman. Jon Anderson.Â In Crawley! This was the second date on their 20-date ‘Anderson-Wakeman Project 360′ tour, coming to a provincial town near you soon, and the ticket was a birthday present from Chrystal which [...]
September 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Music
Anyone unfamiliar with the history of Yes might think that a situation where the band were going out on tour with, not their original line-up but their most famous/successful line-up, except for the keyboard player being replaced by his son and the singer replaced by a tribute player was complicated.Â Of course we know that [...]
September 11th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Music
Yes’s 40th anniversary tour that was cancelled when Jon Anderson was unwell is back on again – but with a new lead singer. In a case of life imitating art imitating life they have roped in the singer of Yes tribute band Close To The Edge to be Jon’s understudy for the tour.
March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Music
According to Planet Rock, Yes are doing a world tour this year.Â Its the classic line-up except for Rick Wakeman, who is being replaced by his son for the tour.
March 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Music
Given that Yes was the first band I ever saw live, and that I have 16 CDs (4 of them doubles, several vinyl LPs not yet replaced by CD) and now 10 videos and DVDs it is a little surprising that I did not only not have their most famous/notorious LP (Tales from Topographic Oceans) [...]
March 24th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Music
When I saw that there was yet another Yes live DVD being released I had a bit of a sinking feeling. I knew I would not be able to resist it despite already have 9 DVDs and videos of the band of varying quality.