The night was a success. The concert had been enthusiastically received. But was it Yes?
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Is Yes’ “The Ancient / Giants Under the Sun” an easy listen? No, but it sure is a good one.
Yes’ “The Remembering / High the Memory” is one epic from the world’s greatest progressive rock band which should not go overlooked.
Yes’ “Mood for a Day” probably isn’t the first Steve Howe solo guitar composition that comes to mind – but maybe it should be.
A high water mark for Yes, the title track from 1972’s ‘Close to the Edge’ was the result of a slightly different approach.
“Roundabout” gave Yes’ reworked lineup an opportunity to shine, as the newly installed Rick Wakeman makes a lasting impression.
Yes’ “Perpetual Change” is a wonder of polyrhythms, poetic lyrics, tight harmonies, elegant keys and sometimes melodic, always innovative guitar.
Yes’ “I’ve Seen All Good People” uses a number of elements not commonly found in rock. But it all comes together to form an unlikely masterpiece.
Yes’ first epic triumph arrives, as contributions by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Chris Squire are stitched together to make “Starship Trooper.”
Initially, it might have been difficult to imagine a three-minute acoustic Yes track having such an impact. Then Steve Howe begins playing “Clap.”