13 years, 6 months and 26 days ago
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2015 11:19 PM
Steve did neither play "J's Theme" nor "Ram". Actually he played "The Valley of Rocks".
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Das Grauen hat einen Namen: YES!! (Zitat von Stefan) und ich stimme zu
Steve Howe didn't play "J's Theme"!!!! Before "Ram", he gave us a wonderful version of "Mood For A day". "J's Theme" was played in Bamberg.
It was the Great YES !
Thanks guys and please, go for a new album. One of pure prog as during the golden years...
See you soon
Please note that Steve's solo was 'J's Theme' and 'Ram'. Thanks.
I`ve seen Yes many times.Yesterday I was there with my brother.
They are special artists.Real great music.Like old wine are they getting better and better....I watched more how they play than to go with the feelings and the emotions the music brings.
Brilliant.Hope to see them again.
it was my 7th or 8th YES show I saw, and I was quit suprised
of the show I saw- It was just great. Howe and Squire are still
the best musicians at their instruments, and are as good as I
first saw them in 1977 during the GOING FOR THE ONE Tour.
Oliver and David did much better then I ever expected, and Alan
is just a great drummer. I hope that I will get the chance to see them once more time, and that they don´t stop getting on the
For a long time, I hesitated whether to get tickets for a show with the current line-up; in the end I did, not least because I was afraid it might be the last opportunity to show my 10-year old daughter at least 3/5th of the legend YES. And good we went, we would have missed a wonderful show.
Granted, Alan White may not be as energetic as some years ago, but he played quite well and to the point.
I also really liked Benoit; not as spiritual as Jon Anderson, but a very good singer. I noticed one slip in the lyrics in Yours Is No Disgrace, but he covered it very gracefully and I have heard David bowie stumble over his own lyrics at times, so ... He was not at all too low in the mix (except in the pieces after Steve Howes solo, Owner and South Side; by the way, same setlist as in all the concerts so far on this tour, as usual without Starship Trooper :-(. Actually his voice stood out very well in All Good People, And You And I, etc.
Talking about sound: overall very good, except for one short glitch in Steve Howes solo. Volume was moderate so that you could hear very clearly which becomes their music.
Chris Squire is still an awesome bass player, the powerhouse of this group. He and the marvelous Steve Howe -- what an incredible guitar player -- turned, e.g., Yours Is No Disgrace into an instrumental behemoth, much like on Yessongs. It was also great, to hear Machine Messiah live!
A final word on Oliver Wakeman. His sounds are certainly different from what the Yes fan ear is accustomed to, but I found their edge not inappropriate. For example, take a look at the lyrics of Yours Is No Disgrace, it certainly deserves some bite in the sounds, and I quite liked the atmosphere he created in Onward, Messiah etc. He may seem somewhat detached, but I think. a keyboarder has to express himself through his fingers, not his face or body, and his physically relaxed way of playing may not look as stirring as, say, Keith Emersons showmanship, but his hands will probably fare better than Keiths in the long run.
All in all, a great evening. My daughter was very happy, after ASIA and Rick Wakeman, also having seen YES, and I was again very impressed by the ensemble accord these musicians are capable of.