Regarding your review: >>There is one song missing on the song list, Starship Trooper, they played only the last part, no vocals, where Howe and Kaye alternate and made it very long.<<
That section of "Starship Trooper" is titled "Wurm" -- as listed above ;)
This show was really good. The Tingley Auditorium did not have chairs at floor level so we were standing in front of the stage as the old days. Just the guys on the sides were seated. I was really impressed with Jon Anderson performance of Holy Lamb, one of my favourites of him. There is one song missing on the song list, Starship Trooper, they played only the last part, no vocals, where Howe and Kaye alternate and made it very long. To me and for thousands there it was a memorable evening as all the YES concerts I have enjoyed. No band can perform with such power and proffesionalism as YES. Long Live YES!!!!
I have been Yesfanatic since Relayer, but this is the only time I saw the band perform. After all the reading on the internet, I understand that Big Generator is considered by many to be their worst tour. Too bad this was the one I saw . . .
The concert was nearly 12 years ago, but here are some things I remember about it:
The show opened with two cartoons - both were ancient Max Fleisher Popeye cartoons. One was called "Island of the Geeks" or something very similar. I thought the cartoons were better than a warmup band.
The sound at Tingley has never been very good, but considering the acoustics, the band sounded great.
Jon sang what he called "a gentle, quiet song" and sang the end of Ritual accompanied by Chris on bass. Jon introduced Squire as "the amazing Chris Squire". Chris then got down on one knee and played Amazing Grace. Sorry, but my interest waned.
Jon introduced Tony Kaye as "one of the pioneers of keyboard technology". I really thought at the time that this was an odd statement. Still do . . .
When the band broke into Wurm, I thought for some reason that they were going to do something very experimental and play Starship Trooper BACKWARDS! It opened with the soft single note, just like the ending on Yessongs. I really thought that it was going to be interesting and innovative, but the guitar solo went on and on and on and on and . . . .Jon stood in the back during this section playing chords on a keyboard. He looked very bored. This was the thing that ruined the show for me. Jon was bored throughout and it really showed.
Shoot High Aim Low was, believe it or not, the high point of the show for me. Rabin and Kaye killed some of the older songs, but this song was done very well by the band that recorded it.
Overall, a disappointing, emotionless show. I was not surprised to find Jon leaving the band shortly after this tour.