This was a great show. Just posted a couple of vids/ audio from Youtube. The clip of Roundabout is absolutely joyous - I'm in it! Also a quick view of famous Yes fan Malcolm Birkett - whom I had the pleasure to chat to on many occasions.
Monday, November 9, 2015 3:51 PM
Birmingham last night wasn’t an option for me, as it coincided with my wedding anniversary; so my second concert on this leg of the European tour involved a trip from Edinburgh across to Glasgow. The set was identical to the one I heard in Cambridge. The band has been alternating ‘Heart of the Sunrise’ and ‘Machine Messiah’, with HoTS getting the nod again tonight. Chris Squire has put on the weight and lost a little mobility, but he can still produce a good performance, not least with the fast bass lines and solo on this number. Benoit David sang well again overall, but you did find yourself keeping your fingers crossed a wee bit for some of the higher notes on HoTS and the classic ‘And You And I’. Tempos have dropped a little, too, as many critics and fans have observed. But Yes still convey more than mere echoes of their majestic past and, with the new album prominent in the set list, maintain an eye to the future, too.
Monday, August 11, 2014 12:15 PM
A good show. Benoit struggled a couple of times to hit the top notes but overall his singing was fine and the band kicked up a storm in front of an enthusiastic crowd.