Wednesday, 24 April 2013

YES' GEOFF DOWNES - "We've Discussed The Possibility Of Doing Another Album Next Year"

Prog giants YES are currently in the throes of a mammoth tour on which the band will be playing in their  THREE of their classic albums, namely The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One. Yet again, the lineup is reconfigured but still strong, consisting of guitarist STEVE HOWE, bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, drummer ALAN WHITE, new vocalist Jon Davison and keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES, who I had the pleasure to chat with backstage at Toronto's venerable Massey Hall recently.

"It's all quite difficult," begins Downes, also of BUGGLES and ASIA fame. "Yes music is complex by default, and I think that you look at the stuff like 'Awaken' off of Going For The One and some of the stuff off Close To The Edge, it's quite demanding material. Not just for a keyboard player, but to get the whole band gelling together, to be able to perform it. So it's been a lot of work to get it up to speed, but I think we've got to the point now where we're actually playing the albums very well, and it's very rewarding to come up on stage every night after delivering these monumental pieces of work."
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