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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

MORE WONDROUS STORIES ABOUT YES



There's Yes featuring (original singer) Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. Then there's this one, kept going (after founding bassist Chris Squire's death in 2015), by guitarist Howe and drummer Alan White, whose back surgery has left him unable to perform for long. The rival band have ...


The virtuosity of guitarist Steve Howe's playing remains as good as ever – his acoustic playing on 'Mood For A Day', for example, was a joy - and singer Jon Davison, unphased by the high notes, proved an excellent replacement for Jon Anderson. Billy Sherwood filled the late Chris Squire's shoes on ...



Elias played the piano passages after the ones submitted by Rick Wakeman were deemed unsuitable for the song by the producer and Jon Anderson. Elias felt that Wakeman's piano flourishes distracted from the main theme. Steve Howe is again absent from a Yes song. He never submitted parts of the ...


Geoff Downes of YES at Sage Gateshead, March 2018 (Image: Mick Burgess). Seventy years young and waif-like, the Londoner is one of the world's great rock guitarists and he demonstrated his versatility on a succession of different instruments as the night unfolded. “Great to be back in the wonderful ...

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