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    Quote Originally Posted by rojon View Post
    Eloquently stated. And Yes, I think you are actually correct that a nod can have a wider definition. It seems the use of "nod" is a little loosey goosey. Usually when I hear the term is when a solo includes a line lifted from another song, the piano solo in Donald Fagan's Ruby starts by lifting the melody from the Kink's "You Really Got Me".

    But an example of your point, I think its fair to say that the Beatles' "Back in the USSR" and Pink Floyd's "The Show Must Go On" are both nods to the Beach Boys style but with no direct quotes.

    I suppose there is a YMMV element to this? I never drew the connection of “First Born Leaders” to “Don’t Forget (Nostalgia)”, or “Makes Me Happy” to “Everybody Loves You", so the use of nod took me by surprise.
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    Jon Anderson 1000 hands tour Capitol Theater Clearwater, Fl May 8th review:

    Just thought I'd share our evening last night for the Jon Anderson show.
    I won't go in to great detail, as I like to sit back and just enjoy the show rather than trying to remember what I will say the next day in my review, besides my memory ain't that great anymore. lol
    I was greatly surprised how great the band sounds, despite my earlier comments about the early audience videos reminding me of a Las Vegas Revue. They are far from that and very tight and sound wonderful. In fact this goes in our memory banks as one of our all time favorite concerts.
    The Capitol Theater is an old theater from the 1920's that has been lovingly restored and I would say it probably holds around 800 people, maybe more. It's a very intimate venue and the acoustics are very good.
    Show started on time at 7:30 and the band played a 2 hour set with 1 hour, a break and then the second half. The second half opened with a semi-acoustic set for about 3-4 songs and then kicked in with the absolute BEST version of Starship Trooper I have ever heard. If you're a Yes purist, then some of the rework of classic Yes songs may disturb you, but we found them all to be done tastefully while still respecting the lineage of the song. But hearing the songs arranged a bit differently brought a freshness to them that I thoroughly enjoyed.

    Jon's voice sounds fantastic, although he was fighting a cold and it got a bit husky at times and he mentioned having a couple frogs in his throat and if he hit a few wrong notes he apologized but said when he did, he knew it before we did. He made it though both sets and sounded fine.

    The visual backing on the wall behind them is perfect. Very tasteful images that project the vibe of whatever song they were playing. I found the stage show to be perfect, a perfect combination of visual (without overkill) and music together.

    The new songs sound great live, enough so, that we will probably wind up buying the album.

    I can't say enough how great Jon and this band sound. We saw Yes last year, and I think this band now that they've had enough shows under the belt have the sound, arrangements down perfectly, and at times rival anything I saw or heard from last year's Yes show.

    I don't know how many more shows they're playing on this tour, but if you like Jon's vocals and songs, as well as Yes, do yourself a favor and get tickets, you won't regret it.
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    Anyone going to see Jon perform at KAABOO in Dallas this Sunday?

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    New music video for "Activate":


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    Terrific. Great flute in there from Ian Anderson too.

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    I've listened to 1,000 hands about 5 or 6 times now. Jon's voice is crystal clear and the instrumentation is excellent. Hard to believe Jon still sounds this good at his age.

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    He sure does sound great here, but it's also true that this project began 30 years ago, so some of the vocals on this album have been recorded over long stretches of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreabruce View Post
    He sure does sound great here, but it's also true that this project began 30 years ago, so some of the vocals on this album have been recorded over long stretches of time.
    I kind of have tought that all the vocals have been recently recorded? Does anyone have any actual solid info about this?
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    I could be wrong, but that vocal really sounds like Jon from the 90's. His current voice is certainly strong for someone who is 75, but it doesn't sound quite as firm and clear as the voice in Activate.

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    Sounds to me like a Magnification outtake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    I kind of have tought that all the vocals have been recently recorded? Does anyone have any actual solid info about this?
    I agree with Koreabruce about the vocals. When we saw Jon recently on the 1000 Hands tour, he spoke how the recordings were done over a period of time while he was in Big Bear, CA and put the tapes in the garage for decades. Recently Michael Franklin got involved and preserved the tapes by baking them and began cleaning them up. Of course the new songs are new vocals, but in all interviews I've read he only talks about his vocals on the new songs, so I think it's safe to believe the older material vocals are from that time.

    Henry, where are you? we need your input on this question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I agree with Koreabruce about the vocals. When we saw Jon recently on the 1000 Hands tour, he spoke how the recordings were done over a period of time while he was in Big Bear, CA and put the tapes in the garage for decades. Recently Michael Franklin got involved and preserved the tapes by baking them and began cleaning them up. Of course the new songs are new vocals, but in all interviews I've read he only talks about his vocals on the new songs, so I think it's safe to believe the older material vocals are from that time.

    Henry, where are you? we need your input on this question.
    You are maybe right. I assumed that only backing tracks were recorded back in the nineties. I haven't noticed much difference in Anderson's vocal quality in albums different songs.
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    Sorry if this has already been covered.. don't feel like wading thru 24 pages.. Not seeing 1000 hands being offered thru Amazon.. Is Jon controlling everything thru the 1000 hands website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytheman View Post
    Sorry if this has already been covered.. don't feel like wading thru 24 pages.. Not seeing 1000 hands being offered thru Amazon.. Is Jon controlling everything thru the 1000 hands website?
    Yes.

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    Yes.

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    Grand Rapids Michigan date just announced (45 minutes from me). I will probably be there.

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    Going with Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    the recordings were done over a period of time while he was in Big Bear, CA and put the tapes in the garage for decades.
    Dang, I wish I had lived here back then. I wonder where in town he was?

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    He's also at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo on 8/17. The press release states that details of a world wide release of 1000 Hands is coming. Anyone know the presale code for New Buffalo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joedawg View Post
    He's also at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo on 8/17. The press release states that details of a world wide release of 1000 Hands is coming. Anyone know the presale code for New Buffalo?
    Pre-sale for Grand Rapids is "Groove", but not sure if it is the same for New Buffalo. I scored 4th row center for Grand Rapids this morning. New Buffalo is only about an hour from me too, but I am already booked up that weekend. I also like the Grand Rapids venue better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Pre-sale for Grand Rapids is "Groove", but not sure if it is the same for New Buffalo. I scored 4th row center for Grand Rapids this morning. New Buffalo is only about an hour from me too, but I am already booked up that weekend. I also like the Grand Rapids venue better.
    It's a great show, be prepared to listen to some great but respectful interpretations of Yes music. The band is tight, Jon sounds great and the music is a lot of fun to listen to.
    A lot of the Jon solo stuff(1000 hands) gives the show a Caribbean vibe, so wear a tropical shirt and order a Mai Tai, unless of course ya'll are still wearing parkas up in Michigan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    It's a great show, be prepared to listen to some great but respectful interpretations of Yes music. The band is tight, Jon sounds great and the music is a lot of fun to listen to.
    A lot of the Jon solo stuff(1000 hands) gives the show a Caribbean vibe, so wear a tropical shirt and order a Mai Tai, unless of course ya'll are still wearing parkas up in Michigan.
    This has actually been a very unusually cool summer so far. Today the high is only in the 60's with rain and I think we have only hit 80 once which is really weird. I certainly hope it warms up eventually

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    It's HANDS1 for New Buffalo. Plenty of good seats. Meet and greets in the first few rows. He's playing lots of shows around here.

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    I seen the show in April and it was better than l expected so I'm considering seeing another show on the upcoming second leg, but as much as l enjoyed the first one I'm not sure l want to see the same exact show over again, is there any info on whether there will any changes to the setlist?

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