23 years, 8 months and 17 days ago
Saturday, September 18, 1999
San Pedro, Costa Rica
Alameda Del Planeta
In San Pedro CR Ladder gig Steve used:
Martin 12 string
Martin 6 steel string
Spanish nylon string??
Yes blew up our minds with ¨Yours is no disgrace¨ for a start, quite a great one!!, the venue (Planet Mall), which is kind of small for a band like Yes did good enough, the sound engineers and lighting guys were all-killer. Tunes kept playing, the band members seemed content about the different fan reactions, maybe they´ll show themselves here again sometime soon, I hope! :-). You and I, Owner of a lonely heart, Roundabout, and even Close to the edge to name a few classics, I can´t believe they gave us such a marvelous gift to us Costa Rican fans!!! Overall, everything was good, a few turmoil at the start delayed the concert a bit, the security service (a local service of course) was really bad and lousy, as I could check it by myself, some security guy tossed me out of the line (I was stood there for like 6 hours BEFORE the showtime), he invented I was cutting in, oh well. What can I say, they all sounded great, if they´re heading your way, an expensive ticket would be the best choice!!! Although I wished they had tossed some more picks my way! :-)
Digital Nation South America
Yes comes to Costa Rica
The British band from progressive rock will appear the 18 of September Pablo Bulgarelli firstname.lastname@example.org the Pedregal complex, in San Antonio of Bethlehem, will be the scene of the only presentation in Costa Rica of the British band Yes, one of the icons in the history of the progressive rock. The news was offered to Alive by Enrique Salgado, proprietor of ESP Productions and confirmed in the official page of the group (www.yesworld.com), where it appears San Jose, Costa Rica, like one of the Latin American cities that the tour The Ladder will touch, with that the group promotes its new record material, that takes the same name.
The band, formed in 1968, has undergone constant changes in its alignment; nevertheless, for this tour it presents/displays one of lineups more traditional of the group: Jon Anderson (singing), Steve Howe (guitar), Chris Squire (under), Alan White (battery), Billy Sherwood (guitar) and the Russian Igor Khoroshev (keyboards).
Anderson, like solista, appeared in Costa Rica in April of 1993 and without a doubt that visit was helpful for the presentation in the country of Yes. " the fact that Jon was in Costa Rica opened the doors to us, but this it is a concerted effort of Radio 2, Channel 7, Heineken and Free Time ", it affirmed Salgado. which will be made the concert. Yes made the pieces Roundabout, Fragile, Owner of A Lonely Heart and Love Will Find to Way, between many others. Living legend Yes is one of the pillars of the symphonic rock, one of the variations of the progressive one and it stays effective after three decades in the scenes.
The band formed in 1968 and his first alignment was conformed by Jon Anderson (singing), Chris Squire (under), Peter Banks (guitar), Tony Kaye (keyboards) and Bill Bruford (battery). Anderson and Squire knew themselves while they belonged to other bands and glided to form their own group based on the vocal harmonies and accompanied by a strong instrumentation. A year later went to the market the first album the band, denominated Yes. The disc, that contained original music and covers of subjects of The Byrds and The Beatles well was received by the critic. In 1970 and followed the Time production to him Word. That same year the Banks guitarist left the band, who was replaced by Steve Howe. Problems between Kaye and Howe motivated the retirement of first and was replaced by Rick Wakeman, who became the symbol of the scenic spectacularity of Yes and the progressive rock of the decade of 1970. In 1972 Bruford it let to the group to be united to just formed grouping King Crimson. Its place was occupied by Alan White, who had problems in the beginning to adapt to the style imposed by his predecessor, but soon developed his. The instability of the band has been one of the constants in Yes from its formation. Other that they have happened through the British group are the tecladistas Patrick Moraz and Geoff Downes, the singer Trevor Horn and the surafricano guitarist Trevor Ravin. In 1983, Yes, conformed then by Squire, White, Rabin, the prodigal son Kaye and Anderson sent disc 90125, considered the most popular album of the group. This production of left the Owner success to Lonely Heart (Owner of a solitary heart), that arrived at the first place in the popularity lists.
Yes is without a doubt the essence of the groups of progressive rock of the decade of 1970. According to Scott Anderson, of the Gibraltar encyclopedia of the Progressive Rock, Yes combined all the ingredients to obtain the absolute success: " the long songs, the conceptual albums, the condimentadas letters, the single ones of sintetizador, the symphonic adaptations, the luminous spectacles and the fantastic covers of its discs ".
Details of the concert Concert Yes group. Pedregal complex, in San Antonio of Bethlehem. Saturday 18 of September, 8 p. m. Entrances: ¢10.000 and ¢15.000, on sale in the disc