28 years, 11 months and 16 days ago
Sunday, June 19, 1994
Canandaguia, New York
Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 7, 2014 7:39 AM
I recieved "Talk" as a gift when it was first issued and for the life of me could not groove to it,not for the lack of trying. I remember many nights sitting in my Crown Vic trying to get into it, but it just wasn't happening.
Went to the show in Indianapolis and the band explained it quite well for me. This was about my eighth Yes show for me starting with Tormato and included every U.S. tour since then -Drama. I was blown away to say the least. The sound system was ths best I had ever heard them with and the performance was just amazing. They supported the new album by playing all but one song "State of Play" which was incredible considering lack of radio airplay.
Listening to the studio album after that was so enjoyable. Then this bootleg came along and turned my world on its ear. I bought a new home stereo system and drove my wife crazy for months. Had my sister come over and got our "drink on" and took the stereo outside to the patio where the speakers could breathe and we were taken back to that night in Indy.
Highly recommended for any true YES fan. CRANK IT UP
Just like to mention that Trevor plays a couple of bars from Rick Wakeman's 'Catherine Parr' during his piano solo.
I will /try\ to restrain myself and keep this brief. This is a summary of Concert #2 of the TALK tour, held in Canandaigua, NY on June 19, 1994.
Group was still getting itself organized / working out the logistical bugs, but it was close. No big problems, enjoyable show. (Highlights: huge glitter ball drops too far(?), and plops on to the back of the stage; the mix, although certainly LOUD enough :-), did not emphasize Trevor enough when he had the lead part. Jon /reads\ the lyrics to "Where Will You Be" and "Endless Dream"!)
Crowd, though not nearly a sellout, was quite enthusiastic, and the band responded to it by the end of the first set.
Billy Sherwood was plainly visible, sometimes up front with the other guitarists, and sometimes in the background. I could not normally pick out his playing. He played keyboards in the back of the stage during Endless Dream (and so did Jon and Trevor, besides Tony -- shame, shame, Tony!).
Squire's bass was much more audible than on the CD. Speaking of which, the CD, so well mixed, was a tough standard to live up to in a live concert, and IMHO, they did not do so, but what the hey- it's them live and in person!
Trevor had his own keyboard for And You And I and Endless Dream. According to my colleague and fellow Notes subscriber, Pat Igoe, he teased the audience with a bit of Wakeman's Six Wives, but I missed it.
Most interesting presentation was Where Will You Be with Trevor, Chris, and Jon, all up front and very close together, sitting down, playing the piece rather gently. Alan was in the background playing the percussion; I cannot recall if Tony was in that one. Chris played his bass guitar upright on a stilt.
Oh, yeah, opening music was not classical (earlier background music was) -- it was some instrumental dramatic piece with rock instruments. Then the band came on and laid into Perpetual Change.
I cannot say I did not miss the other members of the Union tour, but the YesWest crew did an excellent job. I'm sure you'll all enjoy the show.