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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:16 am 
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I wish they would tour with the "Union" line-up again. The Limited edition DVD / 2-CD / bonus DVD set they released last year was a reminder of what still could be with "Yes".


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:18 am 
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Impossible, Bruford has retired, to begin with...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:34 am 
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I wouldn't imagine they ever will tour with the Union line-up again. The version of Yes that consisted of Benoit David and Oliver Wakeman recently played in my hometown at a small theatre called The Orbit Room, which seats about 1,200 people, and didn't sell out. I skipped it, but heard that they played well and the mix was absolutely horrendous.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:41 am 
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The line up for 2012 is Jon Davison, Geoff Downes, Alan White, Steve Howe and Chris Squire.

I heard Anderson, Rabin and [Rick] Wakeman are colaborating on a project and that they invited Bruford and he declined... The original union came up also like this, with two parallel line ups of Yes alumni...

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Squire, Howe and Anderson need to kiss and make up before I will go see "Yes" again.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:36 am 
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I wish they would tour with the "Union" line-up again. The Limited edition DVD / 2-CD / bonus DVD set they released last year was a reminder of what still could be with "Yes".

Maybe not as impossible as it seems, at least not in another mutant line-up:

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Squire is open to the idea of a Yes reunion as part of a residency at a Broadway theater in New York. "The idea of 'Yes on Broadway' has come up," he says. "It would reflect the history of Yes. It requires the collaboration not only with Jon Anderson, but also other ex-members, including keyboard players like Patrick Moraz and obviously Rick [Wakeman] would be looked at as well. Of course, it would have to depend on if there's any interest from that side as well. It's something that's brewing, but it's very much on the backburner."

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Saw them last year, and it was dreadful.

Never mind Jon not being there, Alan White was the problem - lifeless, wet blanket playing. I know he's an old guy now, but then the music suffers...


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Squire, Howe and Anderson need to kiss and make up before I will go see "Yes" again.


agreed.

i saw the benoit david>oliver wakeman line-up in 2009...it was good, but i wouldn't see it again. bd seemed too much like an anderson clone and oliver seemed bored and aloof.

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I have no plans to see them as long as Jon is out. 2004 was it for the classic line up.


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Best known lineup or nothing. Or the Buggles one. Or the Moraz one. That's my line in the sand.

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Best known lineup or nothing. Or the Buggles one. Or the Moraz one. That's my line in the sand.


i saw the moraz line-up twice, they were hot!

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Best known lineup or nothing. Or the Buggles one. Or the Moraz one. That's my line in the sand.


i saw the moraz line-up twice, they were hot!


Aren't you married with children? Oh, you mean hot as in their playing prowess. Gotcha.

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Best known lineup or nothing. Or the Buggles one. Or the Moraz one. That's my line in the sand.


i saw the moraz line-up twice, they were hot!


Aren't you married with children? Oh, you mean hot as in their playing prowess. Gotcha.

You mean sleeping-in-a-jar is Al Bundy?!

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YES - The Lost Broadcasts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm2xkDfm_C4


The Pete Banks Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sjxnnx-jqU

In memory of Peter Banks.

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YES - The Lost Broadcasts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm2xkDfm_C4


The Pete Banks Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sjxnnx-jqU

In memory of Peter Banks.



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Thanks to a couple of forum members that are Yes fans, I'm diggin' them to now. Glad I was talked into given The Yes Album and Fragile a straight threw listen twice as I gotta admit,they're a very good tight band. I'm looking for the next album to listen to. Any suggestions?

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Thanks to a couple of forum members that are Yes fans, I'm diggin' them to now. Glad I was talked into given The Yes Album and Fragile a straight threw listen twice as I gotta admit,they're a very good tight band. I'm looking for the next album to listen to. Any suggestions?


You might like their next one after Fragile called Close to the Edge -- that's probably my favorite Yes record.

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FalseDichotomy wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Thanks to a couple of forum members that are Yes fans, I'm diggin' them to now. Glad I was talked into given The Yes Album and Fragile a straight threw listen twice as I gotta admit,they're a very good tight band. I'm looking for the next album to listen to. Any suggestions?


You might like their next one after Fragile called Close to the Edge -- that's probably my favorite Yes record.

Close to the Edge it is then. Thanx FD. 8)

Some good seats for YES there, slime.o.. 8)

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Also made the mistake of seeing them at a freebie at SeaWorld Orlando, sans Jon Anderson.

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ooooooh The Alan Parsons Project, how were they?

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ooooooh The Alan Parsons Project, how were they?


Good...I wasn't real familiar with them at the time, and I don't recall them standing out to me.

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To me, Relayer is their best album by far!


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To me, Relayer is their best album by far!


I have been a Yes fan for a long time....that one was just one that never worked for me. I like parts of it, and I know there's lots of folks that really do like it, so several times I've gone back and given it another chance, but it never won me over.

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I am a big Relayer fan. Although it is easy to understand people's reserve about it. I have a funny tale about this album. When I first bought the CD, back in 1993 I listened to the intro for Sound Chaser for the first time... And then I took it back to the store, told the seller the CD was "scratched" (as we say), he put it for 30 s and agreed with me, changed the CD copy. Till this day I don't know if the CD was indeed fucked up or if it was only the weird music in it :mrgreen:

Looking forward their May 2013 gigs in Brazil 8)

My fav Yes album, though, must be Close to the Edge (click the pic below), by far...

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