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    They say "four shows in Florida and one in South...

    They say "four shows in Florida and one in South Carolina", but list three in Florida, and one in SC. A mix-up or there's another FLA show to come?

    I broke my clavicle on the way to a Yes show in...
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    Expected autumn 2020. Henry

    Expected autumn 2020.

    Henry
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    I think it's more likely he means March. There...

    I think it's more likely he means March. There was already some indication that there would be some shows around the cruise. Tickets for May make no mention of a support act.

    Henry
  4. There's a longer sampler now on YouTube at...

    There's a longer sampler now on YouTube at https://youtu.be/vzEzlaRHevY The album is released later this month and will also be up on Spotify shortly.


    https://youtu.be/vzEzlaRHevY

    Henry
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    While I'm here, I've blogged some brief...

    While I'm here, I've blogged some brief observations on the year in Yes at http://bondegezou.blogspot.com/

    Henry
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    Thanks for posting this, Dan. The interview was...

    Thanks for posting this, Dan. The interview was done in December, so "next year" means 2020.

    Henry
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    You are right: I have not seen Howe asked this...

    You are right: I have not seen Howe asked this question since Anderson made those comments (although I'm not convinced that Anderson's comments are any radical change of position for him). However,...
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    I should not have tried to correct Aymeric!...

    I should not have tried to correct Aymeric! Downes did join Isotope while it was still Isotope... but shortly after they transitioned into being Boyle's solo band. So the session on the live album is...
  9. Hackett has worked hard, touring regularly,...

    Hackett has worked hard, touring regularly, building up a reputation. He's learnt that the Genesis name sells, so there's plenty of Genesis material in sets and, thus, on the branding. Now he's...
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    Prog fans have difficulty with counting. That's...

    Prog fans have difficulty with counting. That's why they can never play in 4/4.

    Henry
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    I think it's possible that Moraz will guest at a...

    I think it's possible that Moraz will guest at a show or many shows. I don't think it's likely at this point, but it's still possible. If it happens, it would be more likely for North American dates,...
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    Indeed. It's a short comment: I think Howe is...

    Indeed. It's a short comment: I think Howe is simplifying. We know "Gates" mainly came from Anderson. "Sound Chaser" is the piece where it's least clear who wrote it: I presume it began with...
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    Why? They get asked his question all the time....

    Why? They get asked his question all the time. Howe has answered it multiple times and it clearly frustrates him.

    Henry
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    Private Collection made #148 in the US. Not a...

    Private Collection made #148 in the US. Not a stellar chart performance, but better than thousands and thousands of other albums. It must have had reasonable US distribution to achieve that.

    Henry
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    On a quick look, with no genre restrictions,...

    On a quick look, with no genre restrictions, let's say (in alphabetical order by artist)...

    Anderson/Stolt - Invention of Knowledge
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss
    John Greaves - Life Size
    Producers -...
  16. Marc Almond, Chaos and a Dancing Star, with Ian Anderson

    Marc Almond's new solo album, Chaos and a Dancing Star, is released this month. Again made with Chris Braide (The Producers, Downes Braide Association), this article,...
  17. If people will pay $125 for the Mobile Fidelity...

    If people will pay $125 for the Mobile Fidelity release, I can't imagine how much this new advanced format will cost.

    Henry
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    Depending on how you combine people's votes, I...

    Depending on how you combine people's votes, I make the overall top 4 to be...

    1. Big Big Train - Grand Tour
    2. Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill - In Amazonia
    3. Ghost Rhythms - Live at Yoshiwara...
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    Yes, that does appear to have been the case....

    Yes, that does appear to have been the case. Vangelis was upset by Anderson's actions and the band was no more... not that the band was particularly active by then. It was Anderson being busy with...
  20. Indications are that they'll do the same as with...

    Indications are that they'll do the same as with Return Trip: an initial exclusive release, but with a (much) later general release. Return Trip is now on Amazon and Spotify, one year and nine months...
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    Jakszyk's work outside Crimson is much more...

    Jakszyk's work outside Crimson is much more interesting than anything he's yet done in Crimson or Jakszyk Fripp Collins. Let him go, Fripp! Let him do something more interesting again!

    Henry
  22. Yes. Davison seems comfortable singing even...

    Yes.

    Davison seems comfortable singing even higher than Anderson. Listen to him on The Samurai of Prog's "She (Who Must be Obeyed)" (on 2016's Lost and Found), for example. I love Davison's voice,...
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    2019 albums I have most enjoyed (in alphabetical...

    2019 albums I have most enjoyed (in alphabetical order)...

    Anna Meredith, Fibs (uptempo contemporary classical?)
    Firefly Burning, Breath Shallow (world/folk/avant elements)
    Henry Cow, Cow Box...
  24. Rabin won't tour with Yes feat ARW. I don't know...

    Rabin won't tour with Yes feat ARW. I don't know why he'd be any more likely to tour with any other incarnation of Yes.

    Henry
  25. You've said a lot of whacky things this year, but...

    You've said a lot of whacky things this year, but this is up there with them.

    Henry
  26. It depends what you mean by a "straight up pop...

    It depends what you mean by a "straight up pop tune", but "Your Move", "Long Distance Runaround", "Wonderous Stories", "Madrigal" and "Circus of Heaven" would all seem to qualify to me, as well as...
  27. Not 10 years later. The vocals were done for an...

    Not 10 years later. The vocals were done for an album released in 2013: http://www.relayer35.com/Yescography/FromAPage.htm

    Henry
  28. That is David singing, albeit on a session after...

    That is David singing, albeit on a session after he'd left Yes.



    That's definitely Squire then.

    Henry
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    I'm sure that won't happen in this thread. :-) ...

    I'm sure that won't happen in this thread. :-)

    Henry
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    I remain entirely on the side of Bill's comments....

    I remain entirely on the side of Bill's comments. It's not just about the lack of interaction with the audience, it's the way he notes the lack of interaction within the band.

    Henry
  31. A short sample is now at...

    A short sample is now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHIsyxwRD1o , but I think there'll be more camples later.

    Henry
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    Not that we know of. Henry

    Not that we know of.

    Henry
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    I have learnt much here. May I also suggest...

    I have learnt much here.

    May I also suggest the catch-all English term "wordplay"? ('Jeu de mots', I guess?)

    Henry
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    I presume that some recording was done for the...

    I presume that some recording was done for the versions of these tracks on Open Your Eyes, not least Anderson's vocals, but many parts were just carried forward (Porcaro's keyboards on "OYE" were all...
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    All three songs had been previously released (in...

    All three songs had been previously released (in somewhat different versions), so I think they didn't want to advertise the album as having 13 tracks and then have people disappointed they already...
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    There is so much to dive in to. It's a lovely...

    There is so much to dive in to. It's a lovely box: I'm partly dipping in and out, partly trying to approach it chronologically.

    Henry
  37. Yes. A trailer is forthcoming. Henry

    Yes. A trailer is forthcoming.

    Henry
  38. Cross has done a couple of collaborations...

    Cross has done a couple of collaborations recently that I would guess will be in a similar style, both of which are great: David Cross and David Jackson's Another Day; and David Cross and Andrew...
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    As always, the jazz and classical categories have...

    As always, the jazz and classical categories have some acts who might appeal to prog fans: Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Kronos Quarter, Jennifer Higdon. Thom Yorke gets a lot of nominations. And this...
  40. David Cross & Peter Banks album with Mastelotto, Downes, Stacey J, Wakeman O etc.

    David Cross & Peter Banks - Crossover

    https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/david-cross-peter-banks-crossover-cd/

    The guitar and violin parts for this NEW STUDIO ALBUM were recorded on the 10th...
  41. The compilation The Ultimate Yes, in the US only,...

    The compilation The Ultimate Yes, in the US only, had a third disc of newly recorded material, consisting of new arrangements of two old Yes songs, one old Steve Howe solo piece and a Dvořk...
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    Best I can tell, the reason why Yes stopped...

    Best I can tell, the reason why Yes stopped working with Moraz is because he's very difficult to work with, and even they were able to see the irony in that.

    Henry
  43. It is amusing that in the race between ARW and...

    It is amusing that in the race between ARW and Yes with Howe/White/Downes to release new material that the winner has been Oliver Wakeman working at home on some old recordings.

    We will see what...
  44. I imagine that sales are more than they expected....

    I imagine that sales are more than they expected.

    Henry
  45. Wakeman has more or less dismissed "Fragile". ...

    Wakeman has more or less dismissed "Fragile".

    They've been working on new music for the last eight and a half years, and Wakeman's frustrated that they're not getting anywhere. I hope something...
  46. You seem to be struggling with the concept of...

    You seem to be struggling with the concept of linear time here. I don't know how to help with that. Maybe read the short story the film "Arrival" was based on?



    He did not know that both Rabin...
  47. What Wakeman has said now trumps what Wakeman...

    What Wakeman has said now trumps what Wakeman said in September.

    Henry
  48. Thanks - nice article. Henry

    Thanks - nice article.

    Henry
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    My Cow Box Redux arrived this morning. I am full...

    My Cow Box Redux arrived this morning. I am full of joy, and can now read the book while listening to everything. (But it has taken me much of the day to put 16 CDs on to my computer/iPod!)
    ...
  50. If the tour had been postponed, would not Wakeman...

    If the tour had been postponed, would not Wakeman have said that? What Wakeman says now is clearly more pertinent than Anderson's non-specific comments two seasons ago. Sure, they could get together...
  51. Some US dates went on sale before the new line-up...

    Some US dates went on sale before the new line-up was announced. Later US dates only went on sale after the announcement.

    That said, this was before the Internet. It would be very easy to miss the...
  52. I don't think they ever got near to planning a...

    I don't think they ever got near to planning a schedule, so, no, I don't think that show ever existed at all.

    Henry
  53. There is no indication of this. Henry

    There is no indication of this.

    Henry
  54. It's exclusive to Burning Shed so far. I would...

    It's exclusive to Burning Shed so far. I would expect a broader release at some point... which might mean years.

    Henry
  55. There are some very enthusiastic Yes fans. ...

    There are some very enthusiastic Yes fans.

    Henry
  56. I think the release's reception has benefited...

    I think the release's reception has benefited from a lack of expectations or significance. As no-one knew this was coming, people hadn't worked themselves up, either denouncing it as awful before...
  57. As far as I know, the In the Present component of...

    As far as I know, the In the Present component of the box is a straight re-release (of the Japanese version with extra track). I started listening to it this morning: it sounds good. I didn't notice...
  58. A progressive depiction of an interracial...

    A progressive depiction of an interracial relationship for 1964.

    Henry
  59. I am very much enjoying From a Page. If you like...

    I am very much enjoying From a Page. If you like the 'single', you'll love the album. If you don't like the 'single', you might still like the album.

    I've got the CD box set. It's nicely...
  60. It's on the album, oddly enough; available here:...

    It's on the album, oddly enough; available here: https://burningshed.com/store/yes

    Henry
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