My 2nd time seeing Yes was this tour and IMHO one of the greatest ever. Rick Wakeman was back of course,And the band was outstanding.We got to our seats just as Donavan was finishing "Atlantis".Perfect timing!One of the highlights was seeing them do "CLOSE TO THE EDGE" for(my)first time! The laser-light effects during "I GET UP,I GET DOWN" part of the song were spell-binding!From what I remember,Anderson and Squire pulled of the vocals for "GOING FOR THE ONE" perfectly(as opposed to the somewhat flawed version from the "Yesshows"CD).It must be one of the most difficult songs for them to sing live,though. "FLIGHT JAM/AWAKEN left me speechless and awestruck!"STARSHIP TROOPER" was,of course, great as well.Someday,I hope to see decent footage of this tour.I have a burned dvd of the Glasgow show, but the quality of it is pretty bad. The visuals are like watching them through a murky glass of water,and the audio is like listening to a cheap drive-in movie speaker.Maybe Someday.....BUT YES LIVES ON!!!!
I must have gone to the Sept. 3rd Concert. After reading the review the person made of the Sept. 2nd show, saying that Donovan was well received, I remember for a fact that our crowd almost booed him off the stage. All we wanted to do is get to the "Main Course" of Prime Rib, not that "one hit wonder" cheap appetizer.
In my opinion, in which many of you will agree, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Buford/Alan White had a chemistry, or an ability to create some of the most complex, mind boggling, beautiful, heart pumping rock music, the world has ever heard. Furthermore that chemistry and that uniqueness will never ever be equaled or surpassed for the rest of time.
This was the one that turned me on to Yes .I had second row.I have seen them 9 times since