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Friday, 21 March 2014

Concert review: Yes can't do much wrong playing a trio of classic albums

Concert review: Yes can't do much wrong playing a trio of classic albums

Lead vocalist Jon Davison and bassist Chris Squire with the progressive rock band YES performing Close To The Edge during a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on March 20 2014.

Photograph by: Gerry Kahrmann , PNG

Entering a concert like the one British progressive rock legends Yes offered their Vancouver fans Thursday night is a known quantity.
There was zero surprise to be expected from seeing the band perform not one, not two, but three of its classic '70s records in their entirety and in sequence.
You could arguably have stayed home, dusted off your old vinyl platters of Close To The Edge (1972), Going For The One (1977) and, to wrap, The Yes Album (1971), sparked a fat one for old times sake, and you would have heard almost note for note the same music you heard at the Queen E.

What you wouldn't have experienced, however, was to see the current lineup of vocalist Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, keyboardist keyboardist Geoff Downes and drummer Alan White show off their skills and parade an array of vintage instruments that made the many gear heads in the room drool with envy.

Union (Standard DVD)
DVD - £9.99

Union (2CD)
2CD - £7.99

Rock Of The 70's
DVD - £12.99

The Lost Broadcasts
DVD - £7.99

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