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Title: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 15:36:45 pm
Yes!  ;)   New project, new material and tour this year.  Count me in.  :D

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ex-yes-members-tour (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ex-yes-members-tour)

QuoteOn Jan. 9...Rabin told Twitter followers that he'd once again been working with Anderson and Wakeman -- and although he refrained from saying much, he did reveal they're putting together plans for a tour.


Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 14, 2016, 15:54:52 pm
oh feck ! not Rabin...
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Dave64K on January 15, 2016, 22:20:18 pm
Hell yes  ;D

How about B.R.A.W.L as a good line up for a tour?

Bruford, Rabin, Amderson, Wakeman, Lee

Dirk seems to be the only one who likes to play live now  ;D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 18, 2016, 13:22:54 pm
Just think: soaring, melodic, widescreen guitar; classically influenced piano and synths; uplifting, anthemic choruses; the occasional weird time signature; blissful vocals; cryptic lyrics; melodies, hooks and riffs oh my!!...this is already the album of the year.  8) :D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 14:36:55 pm
More like needless guitar wankery, nice sounding lyrics that mean nothing with Wakeman sloping off for a curry here and there.....
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: DavidL on January 18, 2016, 15:42:18 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 14:36:55 pm
More like needless guitar wankery, nice sounding lyrics that mean nothing with Wakeman sloping off for a curry here and there.....
;D

Steve Howe is OK but no 'rock' guitarist ( :o) - Gandalf impersonating an aviary

..............Rabin rocks  ;)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 18, 2016, 17:39:33 pm
Howe and Rabin are two very different players, but I adore them both. :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: DavidL on January 18, 2016, 18:58:15 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 18, 2016, 17:39:33 pm
Howe and Rabin are two very different players, but I adore them both. :)
Psst...I like them both too. Just casting one out for the Fishmeister  :) ;)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on January 18, 2016, 19:44:32 pm
I like them both too. 
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 19:52:41 pm
i like one of them...
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: DavidL on January 18, 2016, 20:57:19 pm
I was gobsmacked when Rabin joined Yes, just couldn't see how it could work. Fair play though, they produced a great record and Rabin must take a lot of credit for giving them a sound that was a lot more suited to the era (along with a stellar production job by Trevor Horn). I played it to death. I only had Going For The One at that point so was not a big fan of pre-Rabin Yes at the time.
I originally came upon Rabin by way of a typically OTT review of his solo album, Wolf, in Sounds by Geoff Barton. Took a chance ....and loved it. A superlative example of 80s melodic hard rock.
I wonder whether the Rabin Yes would have been as successful had they stuck with the original name for the band......Cinema?
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on January 18, 2016, 21:12:53 pm
Big Generator was great too, I thought.  Not listened to it in aeons, mind.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: DavidL on January 18, 2016, 22:23:29 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 18, 2016, 21:12:53 pm
Big Generator was great too, I thought.  Not listened to it in aeons, mind.
For some reason, I never bought that. I think I'll look out for it when I'm rifling through the s/h bins.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: pdw1 on January 18, 2016, 23:01:44 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 18, 2016, 19:52:41 pm
i like one of them...

I like the other one
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 19, 2016, 12:07:59 pm
Rabin's Can't Look Away album has always been one of my all-time favourites, along with 90125.  Quick piece of trivia: Eddie Van Halen was so impressed with Rabin's riff on Eyes Of Love that he asked permission to use it on the instrumental Baluchetherium from the Balance album. :)

Big Generator is okay, but Talk is much better imo, and has one of the most lush, pristine productions I've ever heard.

Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on January 19, 2016, 13:40:17 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 19, 2016, 12:07:59 pm
Quick piece of trivia: Eddie Van Halen was so impressed with Rabin's riff on Eyes Of Love that he asked permission to use it on the instrumental Baluchetherium from the Balance album. :)

Big Generator is okay, but Talk is much better imo, and has one of the most lush, pristine productions I've ever heard.

Didn't know that - thats one of the very very few decent songs on that record.  :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: DavidL on January 19, 2016, 14:52:25 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 19, 2016, 12:07:59 pm
Rabin's Can't Look Away album has always been one of my all-time favourites,
Should I buy it??
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 19, 2016, 14:55:13 pm
No  :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 19, 2016, 15:08:41 pm
Definitely.  It's utterly magnificent.  :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 19, 2016, 15:19:03 pm
I doubt that it is..  :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 19, 2016, 16:36:17 pm
Go find a "phoney Yes" thread...  :P ::)

;)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: DavidL on January 19, 2016, 20:41:08 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 19, 2016, 16:36:17 pm
Go find a "phoney Yes" thread...  :P ::)

;)
;D ;D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 10:41:24 am
I tried giving the ABWH album a listen this morning.. lasted ten minutes then just had to stop it.. first track not bad then just descends into awfulness....
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Reg on January 20, 2016, 10:59:02 am
Quote from: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 10:41:24 am
I tried giving the ABWH album a listen this morning.. lasted ten minutes then just had to stop it.. first track not bad then just descends into awfulness....
I don't think I own a single Yes album (but did see them live once - that was enough!), but I do own, and really like, ABWH.

(I do of course, own a number of Wakeman albums.)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 11:08:09 am
Quote from: Reg on January 20, 2016, 10:59:02 am
I don't think I own a single Yes album


You need then to avail yourself of at least Relayer and Going For The One...  :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on January 20, 2016, 11:15:00 am
and Close to The Edge...
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 20, 2016, 11:22:55 am
I like ABWH a lot (I remember a scathing review at the time of release had the headline "NO!!!").

Has to be said that Relayer, GFTO, CTTE and The Yes Album are on a much higher plane though.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 12:01:20 pm
You could probably chuck Fragile in  as well.. altho the shorter individual tracks bring it down a bit....
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 20, 2016, 12:17:21 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 12:01:20 pm
You could probably chuck Fragile in  as well.. altho the shorter individual tracks bring it down a bit....


Yes, possibly, with the definite exception of Mood For A Day, if you're counting that one.  :)

When I saw a couple of Howe's solo acoustic gigs in 2014 he discussed Five Percent For Nothing, then casual as you like he demonstrated his individual part from it to utter perfection.  It was gob-smacking.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 12:44:30 pm
No Mood For a day is acceptable... it's really the Bruford effort which is pretty lame..The Anderson one i really like with all the multi layered vocals/harmonies going on,,,, The Fish is obviously just great....the Wakeman track is a bit mehhh..
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 12:45:49 pm
No Mood For a day is acceptable... it's really the Bruford effort which is pretty lame..The Anderson one i really like with all the multi layered vocals/harmonies going on,,,, The Fish is obviously just great....the Wakeman track is a bit mehhh..
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: zoony on January 20, 2016, 17:25:45 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 18, 2016, 21:12:53 pm
Big Generator was great too, I thought.  Not listened to it in aeons, mind.


I really enjoyed that album.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: BaldiePete on January 20, 2016, 21:28:35 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 20, 2016, 11:08:09 am
You need then to avail yourself of at least Relayer and Going For The One...  :)


Relayer might be a bit challenging for a Yes newbie. I'd suggest Close To The Edge.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: DavidL on January 21, 2016, 00:02:53 am
Quote from: BaldiePete on January 20, 2016, 21:28:35 pm
Relayer might be a bit challenging for a Yes newbie. I'd suggest Close To The Edge.
Going For The One is close to prog perfection. I agree that the Yes album and Close To The Edge are good also but I struggle a bit with Fragile for the reason mentioned by others - the 'signature' tracks strike me as filler.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 10:39:55 am
I had Talk on in the car this morning. It really is a fine melodic rock album, some lovely tunes and choruses, a really epic production, and proggy enough to challenge.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 10:47:28 am
Tales from topographic Ocean anyone  ?   8) ;D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on January 21, 2016, 16:07:23 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 10:39:55 am
I had Talk on in the car this morning. It really is a fine melodic rock album, some lovely tunes and choruses, a really epic production, and proggy enough to challenge.


Exactly this.  The last track - Endless Dream - is a perfect marriage of prog indulgence and anthemic melodic rock.  Stunning.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 16:26:44 pm
I will need to listen to this.  Preparing for huge disappointment
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: döm on January 21, 2016, 16:30:32 pm
me too - I really enjoyed Big Generator and for some reason that was the last Yes album I bought !
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Reg on January 21, 2016, 16:52:54 pm
Did they have an album called Tormato?  I seem to remember briefly owning that in the early 80s.  I also owned The Ladder.  I only bought it because that was the tour I saw them on. 
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Reg on January 21, 2016, 16:55:19 pm
Ah.  Yes they did.  I just looked it up. 
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 17:28:20 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 16:26:44 pm
I will need to listen to this.  Preparing for huge disappointment
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 17:29:36 pm
Quote from: Reg on January 21, 2016, 16:55:19 pm
Ah.  Yes they did.  I just looked it up.


yes it all started going wrong after that.. altho in saying that the Drama album with the Buggles is not that bad.. as far as Yes was concerned tho... it was thank you and goodnight...
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: döm on January 21, 2016, 17:37:13 pm
Quote from: Reg on January 21, 2016, 16:52:54 pm
Did they have an album called Tormato?  I seem to remember briefly owning that in the early 80s.  I also owned The Ladder.  I only bought it because that was the tour I saw them on.


As I mentioned I haven't bought any of their more recent efforts such as The Ladder or Union but from what I've actually listened to, Tormato is the worst thing any incarnation of Yes has ever produced
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 17:42:57 pm
Quote from: döm on January 21, 2016, 17:37:13 pm
As I mentioned I haven't bought any of their more recent efforts such as The Ladder or Union but from what I've actually listened to, Tormato is the worst thing any incarnation of Yes has ever produced


Nope i'm not having that..  :)    agree Tormato isn't their best (release,release and On The Silent Wings of Freedom are ace) but the last two abominations with the Anderson "sound-a-likes" are just fecking atrocious......
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: BaldiePete on January 21, 2016, 19:07:02 pm
Whisper,  I like Fly From Here    :o :o
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Dave64K on January 22, 2016, 10:55:45 am
Rabin's guitar work is excellent on Endless Dream (off the Talk album)

He seems a more blues influenced player than Howe who seems more jazz influenced. They both seem to be classically trained and are both great guitar players.

Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Jonners on January 22, 2016, 11:09:48 am
Some really interesting guitar work and tones/sounds in Talk, presumably lots of bass pedals too, as when you listen to it on a decent stereo it tends to make the windows rattle!
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: döm on January 22, 2016, 14:03:35 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 17:42:57 pm
Nope i'm not having that..  :)    agree Tormato isn't their best (release,release and On The Silent Wings of Freedom are ace) but the last two abominations with the Anderson "sound-a-likes" are just fecking atrocious......


Which ones are those ? - I really like Drama with Trevor Horn on vocals (and I seem to remember we've had a conversation along these lines before !)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on January 22, 2016, 21:26:03 pm
Fly from Here    
Heaven & Earth


Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 12:51:46 pm
US Tour Dates announced (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/anderson-rabin-wakeman-tour/)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 13:23:02 pm
UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 2017! (http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/jon-anderson-trevor-rabin-and-rick-wakeman-aka-arw-announce-uk-tour/)

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena - Sun 12th
Birmingham Symphony Hall - Mon 13th
Brighton Dome - Wed 15th
Bournemouth International Centre - Thu 16th
London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo - Sun 19th
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall - Tue 21st
Edinburgh Usher Hall - Wed 22nd
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - Fri 24th
Manchester Apollo - Sat 25th
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on June 20, 2016, 14:46:01 pm
Not going😀
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 16:19:05 pm
Quote from: Fishy on June 20, 2016, 14:46:01 pm
Not going😀


Ah, go on...Glesga on a Friday night; what's not to love?  ;D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on June 20, 2016, 17:54:14 pm
The album possibly😀
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: pdw1 on June 20, 2016, 20:48:35 pm
Very tempting.
How much will that set me back?
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: GlezgaRed on June 20, 2016, 21:00:42 pm
I'll be going, would like to see Rabin live having seen the other two plenty of times in various guises !!!
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 21:53:02 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on June 20, 2016, 20:48:35 pm
Very tempting.
How much will that set me back?


Planet Rock pre-sale on Wednesday when we'll find out. :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 21, 2016, 14:08:40 pm
For Manc Apollo, Ticketmaster are charging £50 / £75 + fees.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on June 21, 2016, 15:08:23 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on June 21, 2016, 14:08:40 pm
For Manc Apollo, Ticketmaster are charging £50 / £75 + fees.


*sigh*....so be it.  :-\
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on June 21, 2016, 23:42:16 pm
fecking hell!

Glad they're not playing up here, then.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on June 22, 2016, 13:05:21 pm
Got Manc Apollo in the middle section of row M, so a decent seat - but for £88.00 it should be.  ::)

Once again, I can't help finding all the VIP packages disgracefully cynical and exorbitant:   :o >:(

QuoteFRONT ROW MEET AND GREET   £334.00     

Pre-show meet with members of the band! Photo-op taken by the tour photographer! Access to the pre-show Sound Check One premium reserved ticket in the FRONT ROW Commemorative VIP laminate and custom lanyard Limited Edition tour gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour Programme

MEET AND GREET   £254.00

Pre-show meet with members of the band! Photo-op taken by the tour photographer! Access to the pre-show Sound Check One premium reserved ticket in the FIRST 3 ROWS! Commemorative VIP laminate and custom lanyard Limited Edition tour gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour Programme

HOT SOUND PACKAGE   £209.00

One premium reserved ticket in FIRST 7 ROWS! Access to the pre-show Sound Check Commemorative VIP laminate and custom lanyard Limited Edition tour gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour Programme

HOT TICKET   £174.00

One premium reserved ticket in FIRST 10 ROWS! Commemorative VIP laminate and custom lanyard Limited Edition tour gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour Programme
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: franksidebottom on June 22, 2016, 13:20:29 pm
Why wouldn't you go, price notwithstanding?
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on June 22, 2016, 15:51:38 pm
Quote from: franksidebottom on June 22, 2016, 13:20:29 pm
Why wouldn't you go, price notwithstanding?


Not sure I understand..?  Sorry..!  :)

But look at the so-called "Hot Ticket": potentially only three rows in front of my ticket, plus a couple of souvenir trinkets, for twice the price.  Who can justify that?  :-\
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 24, 2016, 15:12:10 pm
6 of us all organised for Edinburgh.
(2 wanted the 'cheap' seats, so 2nd row in the Grand Circle for them. The rest of us in the middle of Row H in the Stalls)

Somehow booked myself for Glasgow too  ::)  ;)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 24, 2016, 15:40:30 pm
Meant to say, the Usher Hall's credit card payments are processed by YES-pay........  :D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: rufus the dawg on August 02, 2016, 10:50:52 am
I'm going to Birmingham symphony hall. Seeing Yes is on my Top 100 things to do in life and this is going to be the nearest to it. I love Talk, 90125 and Union is better than everyone makes out. Trevor Rabin is like a stunt guitarist and Can't look away is excellent.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Slim on August 02, 2016, 11:47:13 am
I went to see Rick and Jon a few years ago at Buxton and I'm sorry to say the Yes tunes they did were mostly hopeless - Jon clearly had no idea what the actual chords were to some of them and he'd made up bizarre, lazy and frankly downright incorrect acoustic versions that Rick gamely busked over.

Check out this version of And You And I. Gets off to a good start, but listen from 1:30 or so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14yCenIM_As (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14yCenIM_As)

I'm hoping that Jon won't be allowed to play a musical instrument this time, but I still wouldn't go.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Slim on August 02, 2016, 12:06:42 pm
I must say though - if I did want to immerse myself in an evening of concert-based Yes nostalgia, I'd much rather do this than go and see the official "Yes". Wouldn't be at all surprised if there's another "union" in a few years time.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on August 02, 2016, 12:39:41 pm
oh dear.. just started going downhill with Tormato.. then it got to Spinal Tap proportions with the number of people that have been in the band over the years... sad to see and hear cos in their prime they were a top top band...
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: rufus the dawg on August 03, 2016, 10:45:04 am
Yes have a pretty stable line up after 90125, then is changes again after union.

What to do....yes, its not going to be like 1973, and I have always wanted to see Yes, I am going with my eyes wide open. I did hope they would get Bruford involved but they haven't for his or their reasons. This is 3/5 yes though.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on October 04, 2016, 16:57:50 pm
First gig of the US tour tonight, at Hard Rock Orlando...

Could I politely request we keep things spoiler-free, or at least spoiler-flagged? :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Jonners on October 04, 2016, 18:10:57 pm
I solemnly promise I will not go looking for the Setlist online
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: pdw1 on October 04, 2016, 22:19:16 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 04, 2016, 16:57:50 pm
First gig of the US tour tonight, at Hard Rock Orlando...

Could I politely request we keep things spoiler-free, or at least spoiler-flagged? :)


They play
Owner of a Lonely Heart


;)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on October 05, 2016, 15:10:59 pm
;D

I've inadvertently stumbled across (another) one on social media already.  This is pretty much futile isn't it?  :-\ ;)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on October 05, 2016, 15:18:45 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 05, 2016, 15:10:59 pm
;D

.  This is pretty much futile isn't it?  :-\ ;)


yes they are  :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Jonners on October 05, 2016, 15:24:30 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 05, 2016, 15:10:59 pm
;D

I've inadvertently stumbled across (another) one on social media already.  This is pretty much futile isn't it?  :-\ ;)


Hold on mate. while we are all good people on here, and you and I know we all like a giggle, even if someone hints to the setlist in a roundabout kind of way, guys like the Fish will still want it to be a surprise, and not awaken to a post giving it all away
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on October 05, 2016, 15:26:54 pm
clever,,very clever....
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on October 05, 2016, 17:22:15 pm
Quote from: Jonners on October 05, 2016, 15:24:30 pm
Hold on mate. while we are all good people on here, and you and I know we all like a giggle, even if someone hints to the setlist in a roundabout kind of way, guys like the Fish will still want it to be a surprise, and not awaken to a post giving it all away


Yes, leave it out...I'm calling an embargo on such talk, and there'll be no changes to this state of play.  So, just like when you go to the cinema, no spoilers - in my heart of hearts, I believe it can happen.  If it doesn't, I'll get the arse on...  ::)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: pdw1 on October 05, 2016, 20:36:03 pm
Recording of the first night
http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/arw-anderson-rabin-wakeman-2016-10-04-orlando-fl-flac-aud-291698.html
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on October 05, 2016, 22:20:24 pm
who are these people ?

Lee Pomeroy: Bass
Louis Molino III: Drums
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Bisto on October 05, 2016, 22:34:38 pm
http://www.leepomeroy.co.uk/wp/

Louis Molino III (known as Lou Molino; born in Philadelphia) is an American drummer. He is best known for many years working with Trevor Rabin. He was also a member of Cock Robin and Yoso with Bobby Kimball, Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye and Jimmy Haun.

His first major band was Cock Robin, who released their debut album in 1985. He met and began working with Paul De Villiers and, through him, met and began working with Rabin, appearing with him live, on his solo albums Can't Look Away and Live in LA, and on his more recent soundtrack work.

Molino has also played with Julian Lennon (Help Yourself), Kenny Loggins and Kim Mitchell.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 05, 2016, 22:42:32 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 05, 2016, 22:20:24 pm

Lee Pomeroy: Bass


Lee Pomeroy, seen him play bass for Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble and Steve Hackett on his Genesis Revisited tour and the tour he did for one of his solo albums before that. He also plays in a band called Headspace with one of Wakeman's sons. He's also the current touring bass player for ELO.

Best of all, he is the touring Bass player for TAKE THAT!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on October 06, 2016, 10:34:58 am
Veering off topic slightly.. anybody heard this one  ?

(http://www.jonanderson.com/images/news/andstocover.jpghttp://)(http://www.jonanderson.com/images/news/andstocover.jpg)


Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt team up for 'The Invention Of Knowledge' Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary Yes vocalist & singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic), have announced the release of their collaborative album 'The Invention Of Knowledge' for 24th June 2016 via InsideOut Music.

Jon Anderson had this to say: "Music is always the driving force in my life...working with such a wonderful musician as Roine Stolt made the creation of this album very unique,we are very excited with the release of 'Invention of Knowledge'."

Roine Stolt adds: "It is not aiming at being new Yes music; just new music, modern and classical, rock and ethno, tribal and orchestrated, grooving and floating. Hopefully in the true spirit of "progressive" - leaning forward, surprising and also comforting with familiar run-arounds. We've been "inventing" as we go along - Jon is an endless source of new ideas. We've been bouncing ideas back and forth for months and as a result there are probably dozens of versions of these songs. It's been a very interesting and rewarding time and the result is just insanely detailed."

InsideOut label-head Thomas Waber comments: "I have been talking to Jon for ages about making an album of 'Yes music' - as Jon calls it - and Roine seemed like the perfect guy for him to work with. I am really happy that it has finally happened and I am also thrilled with the material they have come up with. I think it will please a lot of fans!"

The idea came to life swiftly off the back of a performance from Roine's band Transatlantic, and Jon Anderson on the Progressive Nation At Sea Cruise in 2014, and was initially instigated by InsideOut Music label boss Thomas Waber. The duo set about crafting new music in the spirit of early epic works such as 'Tales From Topographic Oceans', 'Awaken' & 'Olias Of Sunhillow', but giving it a modern twist. Written & recorded over the course of 1 and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped & refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realise the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the Yes Symphonic tour) & Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold & Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlöw, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas who all provided backing vocals.

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:

Knowing 17:45
Everybody Heals 13:20
Invention Of Knowledge 23:10
Know 11.20
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on October 06, 2016, 11:10:28 am
Phoney Yes.  :P

Actually, it does look interesting in fairness. :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Fishy on October 06, 2016, 11:17:18 am
i have acquired it....  :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on October 06, 2016, 12:53:16 pm
Apparently the last track lets it down.  ;)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Thenop on October 06, 2016, 17:56:18 pm
I have it and really like it. It is not unlike Tales but with a bit more energy. Roine Stolt did his best to let the star here (Anderson's voice) shine though brightly.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Bisto on October 06, 2016, 18:14:38 pm
I've been meaning to get hold of a copy. I luuuurve Roine's playing! 😍
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Slim on October 07, 2016, 22:34:42 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 06, 2016, 10:34:58 am
Veering off topic slightly.. anybody heard this one  ?

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Just had a listen to the samples on melodishop.com - very reminiscent of Tales, also of Relayer. I rather liked what I heard, even if it seems to be an homage. Coughed up for the FLAC.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: rufus the dawg on October 11, 2016, 23:27:20 pm
ARW live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4dURiqOL7c
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Dave64K on October 14, 2016, 10:02:50 am
Second night announced at Hammersmith. Tickets go on sale 14 Oct at 10am
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: franksidebottom on December 28, 2016, 20:41:44 pm
No spoilers please, but can anybody who has seen any of the US gigs so far confirm that they aren't majorly buggering about with the arrangements of the songs? I saw Anderson & Wakeman about eight years ago and they butchered some of the classics, frankly..
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Slim on December 29, 2016, 11:46:21 am
Quote from: franksidebottom on December 28, 2016, 20:41:44 pm
No spoilers please, but can anybody who has seen any of the US gigs so far confirm that they aren't majorly buggering about with the arrangements of the songs? I saw Anderson & Wakeman about eight years ago and they butchered some of the classics, frankly..


I had the same experience, and I'm convinced that was because (a) Jon wasn't able or didn't know how to play those classic Yes tunes, and (b) Rick was basically just busking it, I don't think he'd put in any preparation or work at all.

Just had a look at a few YouTube videos of the US performances of some of the classic Yes tunes - have no fear, this is an actual band that knows what they're doing and all the proper chords are being played in the right order.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on March 11, 2017, 00:08:51 am
Tickets for Mancy Town have arrived.  Anyone fancy a couple of pre-gig warmers? :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 23, 2017, 01:24:35 am
Well, that was rather good..... 8)


Roll on Glasgow  ;D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on March 28, 2017, 15:18:56 pm
Well, the show at Manc Apollo was everything I'd hoped it would be and more.

It was magnificent throughout, at times even mind-blowing.  I assume now the UK tour is over spoilers aren't an issue, so I'll go ahead and state that, although Heart Of The Sunrise isn't one of my absolute favourite Yes songs (Awaken obviously has that accolade and on this night it was appropriately awe-inspiring), nonetheless its performance was one of the best of any song by any band at any gig I have had the privilege, pleasure and honour of ever witnessing.  On a night of absolutely masterful, virtuosic musicianship, for me this was quite simply a showcase of just how good a live rock band can be.  I was just utterly mesmerized and gobsmacked by it.  It was note-perfect and truly magical and wholly deserving of its standing ovation.

If I'm being ultra-picky, the only elements that prevented this gig from utter perfection were a slightly "thin" sound for the opening few songs (though  Manc Apollo isn't exactly celebrated for its acoustics) and Rabin's stadium rock sensibility not quite translating itself successfully to And You And I, which really does require  Steve Howe's acoustic intricacy and grace to be authentic.

But other than those minor misgivings I was in absolute raptures.  Gig of the decade.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on March 28, 2017, 16:21:09 pm
fecking hell.  Should have gone.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on February 20, 2018, 15:00:16 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 28, 2017, 16:21:09 pm
fecking hell.  Should have gone.

and now I can

12/6 Newcastle City Hall
13/6 York Barbican

Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on February 20, 2018, 16:18:46 pm
There is a vanishingly low number of bands I'd pay £85.00 to see nowadays - especially in a relatively small venue - but ARW is one of them (now known as "Yes featuring ARW").

And as York is a shortish drive away from me, I must do this. :)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on February 20, 2018, 17:27:17 pm
Umming and ahhing about this.

Looked on YouTube and it looks like 3 pensioners fecking about.

Which of course, is what it is...

Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on February 22, 2018, 20:28:41 pm
Going to see Public Image Ltd, instead...
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2018, 21:16:18 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 22, 2018, 20:28:41 pm
Going to see Public Image Ltd, instead...



York it is, then...  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on February 22, 2018, 22:14:02 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 22, 2018, 21:16:18 pm

York it is, then...  ;) ;D

I'd get murdered...


But seriously...I had a look at recent PiL and Yes shows on YouTube.  The former are miles tighter.  I was blown away in 2015 when I saw them.  It's £50 cheaper as well.  I'm pretty certain they'll be great; I'm not sure how much I'll enjoy Yes, in truth.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on February 22, 2018, 23:08:00 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 22, 2018, 22:14:02 pm
I'd get murdered...


But seriously...I had a look at recent PiL and Yes shows on YouTube.  The former are miles tighter.  I was blown away in 2015 when I saw them.  It's £50 cheaper as well.  I'm pretty certain they'll be great; I'm not sure how much I'll enjoy Yes, in truth.



Sound reasoning. :)


ARW at York being midweek isn't ideal and blummin' £85 is a high price to pay for a warm-up show.


But if it's as good as last year's show it'll just about be worth it.
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: captainkurtz on February 22, 2018, 23:29:44 pm
Another thing - 90125 and Big Generator were HUGE records for me in the 80's....this isn't really that, is it?

I like Fragile and Close to the Edge a lot.  The Yes Album is iffy, for me...and I don't really know the other stuff well at all..
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on February 23, 2018, 00:59:17 am
Oh mate, you surely must (re)try Going For The One. It's utterly majestic.


Going by last year's show, it's heavy on the Rabin material (which is of course a very good thing) and sprinkled with the best of the rest, i.e. the old crowd-pleasing classics.

The current situation of having two bands essentially using the same name is a bit ludicrous admittedly, but the other version still has Steve Howe, which is good enough for me; so I'll be seeing both incarnations within four months of each other, and I'm very much looking forward to both, which probably makes me a Yes fanboi, and I don't care.  ;D   8)
Title: Re: Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Post by: Matt2112 on February 23, 2018, 15:22:35 pm
Good ticket for York Barbican scored - on Trevor's side, naturally. :)

Blummin' best part of 90 quid all in though, so it had better be good now.  ::)