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Second night announced at Hammersmith. Tickets go on sale 14 Oct at 10am
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franksidebottom

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..
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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.

Matt2112

Tickets for Mancy Town have arrived.  Anyone fancy a couple of pre-gig warmers? :)
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Straight Shooter

Well, that was rather good..... 8)


Roll on Glasgow  ;D
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Matt2112

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.
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captainkurtz

fecking hell.  Should have gone.
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captainkurtz

February 20, 2018, 15:00:16 pm #98 Last Edit: February 20, 2018, 15:01:50 pm by captainkurtz
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 28, 2017, 16:21:09 pm
fecking hell.  Should have gone.

and now I can

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Matt2112

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. :)
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captainkurtz

Umming and ahhing about this.

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

Which of course, is what it is...

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captainkurtz

Going to see Public Image Ltd, instead...
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Matt2112

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captainkurtz

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.
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Matt2112

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.
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