Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe An Evening of Yes Music Plus (2-CD)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: September 6, 2010
- Label: Voiceprint UK
- 1.Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra
- 2.Jon Anderson Solo - Time and A Word / Teakbois / Owner of A Lonely Heart
- 3.Steve Howe Solo - The Clap / Mood For A Day
- 4.Rick Wakeman Solo - Gone But Not Forgotten / Catherine Parr / Merlin The Magician
- 5.Long Distance Runaround
- 6.Close To The Edge
- 8.Brother of Mine
- 9.Heart of The Sunrise
- 10.Order of The Universe
- 12.Starship Trooper
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: Jon Anderson (vocals); Steve Howe (guitar); Rick Wakeman (keyboards); Bill Bruford (acoustic & electronic drums).
Additional personnel: Milton McDonald (guitar); Julian Colbeck (keyboards); Jeff Berlin (bass).
Includes liner notes by Syd Schwartz.
Burdened by all sorts of legal proceedings regarding the name Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe embarked on their one and only tour in 1989. It was billed as "An Evening of Yes Music Plus," which provided the title to this live set, and also embroiled the group in much of its legal battle. The CD here represents a live return to form for this lineup. They were essentially the Yes of old, while the "YesWest" lineup was off doing their more pop-oriented approach to music. This double disc really does hold up well, even as a Yes album. The recordings here are quite well done and focus more on the prog side of the musical structures. The material chosen is based mostly on classic Yes material, but includes quite a few cuts that were featured on ABWH's studio release. The only major complaint on this disc is that Tony Levin (who performed on the studio CD and most of the tour) was ill during the recording of this show, and therefore not featured here. However, Jeff Berlin certainly does an admirable job of filling his shoes. ~ Gary Hill
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