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Thread: Yes - UK & Euro tour 2020 - Relayer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve983 View Post
    From the London show, this is a very good performance to my ears

    No doubt as good as it gets! Much better than I've heard previously. Excellent work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquatarkus View Post
    No doubt as good as it gets! Much better than I've heard previously. Excellent work.
    Yes they did a very good rendition of this at York
    Also the Close To The Edge album pieces were excellent

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    A straight download of the London show is available here:

    http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/date...ownloadid=2536

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve983 View Post
    A straight download of the London show is available here:
    Thanks, Steve.

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    I was at the Brum (Birmingham) last night - I pretty much decided a few weeks back to go as, well, these bands aren't getting younger (Well they are in a way by replacing older members with new ones!). I'm very glad I went, as it was a fabulous experience. I'd have got the train as I hate driving, but the strike had reduced frequency of trains and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get back (Normally around 3 an hour to where I live.) Drive wasn't too bad and it finished late(ish) meaning I may have struggled to get a train. Friday is an early finish so I wandered around the record shops and picked up some CDs and an LP (Wolfgang Flur, a jazz group called Flock and Anathema's Alternative 4) before chilling out with a book in a coffee shop.

    Huge queue for merchandise, despite the prices (I bought a tour T-shirt) and the venue was pretty much full (2300 seats). Roger Dean came on first and did a slideshow and rambled on a bit about his life and also showed how his artwork starts from Pollack style splatters.

    Then on came Yes (Someone on my Facebook feed tried to start a squabble about the lineup, which I quickly slammed down.) and they launched into On the Silent Wings of Freedom. Initially felt a little bit sloppy and the sound was a bit shrill on the high ends, but by the time they got into Yours Is No Disgrace they seemed to settle down and put on a great performance - I totally enjoyed it. Howe seemed to be enjoying himself a lot! No criticism about the playing, it all sounded fine to me. Downes does stand around looking a bit lost during some of the guitar heavy instrumentals! Nice to see two tracks from The Quest. Nice to see nothing from Yes-West, although I do think 90125 is a great album.

    The atmosphere was great in the venue. Clearly those who attended accepted this was Yes and there were a number of standing ovations.

    Highlight for me was Close to the Edge, as this was my first Yes album back in 1990 when I was a student (While my contemporaries were getting into 'Madchester', rave and grunge, I was discovering 70s prog rock - although I am huge fan of the Stone Roses) and it didn't disappoint me at all.

    Very glad I went. I've seen 3 times at this venue, once on Open Your Eyes, then again in 2008 and I think I enjoyed this show the most. It was fuller than 2008.

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