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Saturday, 23 March 2013

LINK: 10 Minutes With Steve Howe



Yes 2013

Yes 2013
Bands playing an album in its entirety isn’t exactly a recent development. I recall seeing Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Yes perform Dark Side of the MoonThick As A Brick, and Tales From Topographic Oceansrespectively when those LPs were new. Yes tweaks the concept tonight at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.
The decades-old progressive English juggernaut performs three albums on its current tour, The Yes Album (1971), Close to the Edge (‘72), and Going for the One (‘77), with a lineup that includes guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and relatively new vocalist Jon Davison.
I spoke to Howe earlier this week.
Geezerville: You’re playing three albums. Will there be a break between each one?
Steve Howe: After two, we take an interval and then we play the third one.
G: How did you decide on which albums to play?
SH: Just a general discussion. We could’ve played any of them. We had to come to a sensible, reasonable choice. We consolidated everyone’s views and just came up with these three – this time.
G: I saw you do Tales in 1974, but this is the first time since then that you’ve attempted something similar.
SH: That’s what I’d been saying. It’s been a long time, almost 40 years, that we’ve waited to do that concept again. It was quite original then.
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