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  1. 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
  3. 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...
  4. I imagine that sales are more than they expected....

    I imagine that sales are more than they expected.

    Henry
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. What Wakeman has said now trumps what Wakeman...

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

    Henry
  8. 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!)
    ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. There is no indication of this. Henry

    There is no indication of this.

    Henry
  14. 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
  15. There are some very enthusiastic Yes fans. ...

    There are some very enthusiastic Yes fans.

    Henry
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. A progressive depiction of an interracial...

    A progressive depiction of an interracial relationship for 1964.

    Henry
  19. 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...
  20. It's on the album, oddly enough; available here:...

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

    Henry
  21. Indeed. The full album version is much better, in...

    Indeed. The full album version is much better, in my opinion.

    Henry
  22. More at...

    More at http://www.yesfans.com/showthread.php?86920-Yes-tracks-from-2010-being-released/page12

    Henry
  23. Until any of us have actually received this...

    Until any of us have actually received this product, isn't it a bit premature to conclude that they have just hacked it out. Wait a few days for some reviews at least!

    Henry
  24. Be thankful the has tanked since Brexit,...

    Be thankful the has tanked since Brexit, otherwise you'd be paying another $5.

    Henry
  25. He's just making a joke about the apparent...

    He's just making a joke about the apparent proliferation of alternate versions of Yes albums.

    However, some of the bass on Talk is not by Squire. Some may be by Rabin, some may be by Squire but...
  26. Sure. If it's cheaper, more people will buy it,...

    Sure. If it's cheaper, more people will buy it, but you make less money per unit. You have to pick price points: what offerings, when, at what price. The possibility of piracy is ever present. I...
  27. It is expensive. I don't like that, but I...

    It is expensive. I don't like that, but I understand the route they've taken for a niche product. I think we will see cheaper ways of getting this downstream, but if you want it now, you've got to...
  28. I'm enjoying it, but I don't think it's going to...

    I'm enjoying it, but I don't think it's going to crack my...oh, let's say top 75 Yes songs.



    Interesting questions. As a listener, I've rarely asked "What is the purpose of this song?" But we...
  29. It will be released in other formats in due...

    It will be released in other formats in due course... where "due course" may mean many, many months more.

    Henry
  30. I am a vast but gentle plant with tendrils. I...

    I am a vast but gentle plant with tendrils. I have not heard any of From a Page, but I've heard indications. I very much look forward to hearing it. Do I expect a set of songs that were rejected for...
  31. It's Manzi on "Credit Carnival", but David on...

    It's Manzi on "Credit Carnival", but David on "From the Turn of a Card"; see http://relayer35.com/Yescography/RavensAndLullabies.htm

    Henry
  32. That YouTube is of a later re-recording of the...

    That YouTube is of a later re-recording of the track with Gordon Giltrap as opposed to the version we've yet to hear on From a Page. But, yeah, it's not a great song. "The Gift of Love" is much...
  33. Prior to Horn taking over fully, the album was...

    Prior to Horn taking over fully, the album was these four songs, "The Man You Always...", "Hour of Need", "Into the Storm" and "We Can Fly" (the last only produced by Horn). "Solitaire" was a later...
  34. I think this release shows that the...

    I think this release shows that the interpretation that Return Trip was writing David out of history was just hogwash. While Return Trip was coming out, Oliver was working on this release. Return...
  35. Yes, this was what was recorded before Horn came...

    Yes, this was what was recorded before Horn came in to produce the whole album (as opposed to just "We Can Fly") and was dropped. So this wasn't produced by Horn. It was Tim Weidner who was acting as...
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    Did All About Jazz never review this album?...

    Did All About Jazz never review this album? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl7H-fbrHls

    Henry
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    I think Squire, and Anderson, were not as...

    I think Squire, and Anderson, were not as enamoured of the album as Howe is.

    Henry
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    They should have done it 45 years ago! Oh......

    They should have done it 45 years ago!

    Oh... hold on, they did.

    Henry
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    Watching Netflix and eating snacks? I too have...

    Watching Netflix and eating snacks?

    I too have the book. I flipped through to a random page and there was a dense academic discussion around improvisational forms. I flipped through to another...
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    I doubt it. There are possible archival releases...

    I doubt it. There are possible archival releases under consideration, but I've not heard a whisper of something like that.

    Henry
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    It is clear that there are a large number of...

    It is clear that there are a large number of bands that have lost about as many members from the classic years as Yes have; e.g., Gong, Soft Machine, Caravan, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Tangerine...
  42. Thanks, Dan. Henry

    Thanks, Dan.

    Henry
  43. Valley is a very nice album, but it's CIRCA:, so...

    Valley is a very nice album, but it's CIRCA:, so it's Kaye co-writing, not just Sherwood. (Of course, Kaye could co-write for a new Yes album too!)

    Henry
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    ... was going to be my suggestion. Lukather's...

    ... was going to be my suggestion. Lukather's talked about channeling Squire on that one.

    Henry
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    Thanks. This was great (if you're into...

    Thanks. This was great (if you're into interdisciplinary research methods -- if you want Henry Cow chat, there's one interesting paragraph).

    Henry
  46. Agreed. Love the album, but I've got the previous...

    Agreed. Love the album, but I've got the previous 2CD version. What's extra here isn't tempting me.

    Obviously there is an economic logic to such releases (and I'm talking for all acts, not just...
  47. Agreed with all that. What happened around Talk...

    Agreed with all that. What happened around Talk remains perhaps the biggest mystery.

    His wording around the initial writing sessions with Squire for Open Your Eyes are interesting: in the same...
  48. Of course, Barry Manilow has worked with one Yes...

    Of course, Barry Manilow has worked with one Yes member, and Air Supply with another.

    Henry
  49. The rumour is work in the latter half of this...

    The rumour is work in the latter half of this year for a new Yes studio album to be released summer 2020. Howe's been pretty negative about H&E: I don't think we'll get something like that again....
  50. Agreed. Henry

    Agreed.

    Henry
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    ^ It's about variety. If you've heard version A...

    ^ It's about variety. If you've heard version A of a song a gazillion times, it can be nice to hear a version B, even if version B isn't as good.

    Henry
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    Those other keyboardists (except possibly...

    Those other keyboardists (except possibly Khoroshev) don't need the work.

    Henry
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    That was just someone's speculation. Henry

    That was just someone's speculation.

    Henry
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    Yes:...

    Yes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel-to-reel_audio_tape_recording#Current_manufacturers

    Henry
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    I rarely listen to live versions of "Roundabout"....

    I rarely listen to live versions of "Roundabout". Haven't we heard it enough? I've seen both bands live and much more enjoyed other songs they played. But, OK, will do...

    Starting with Yes Live...
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    And that's why you can't hear the special depth,...

    And that's why you can't hear the special depth, separation and warmth of vinyl that others can. You don't believe enough.

    Henry
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    That, and the fantasist's belief that vinyl has...

    That, and the fantasist's belief that vinyl has magical properties.

    Henry
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    :up Henry

    :up

    Henry
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    And the "real" instruments had designs largely...

    And the "real" instruments had designs largely driven by a need for amplification before the invention of the microphone and speaker.

    Henry
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    Yes, being sacked at the end of the tour. Henry

    Yes, being sacked at the end of the tour.

    Henry
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