To Glasgow on Wednesday to see Yes performing the Drama and Fragile albums in their entirety. I bought a ticket for this show over a year ago but my enthusiasm took a large dip after the tragic death of Chris Squire.
It turned out to be a great show though. After a very moving Chris tribute to the strains of Onward they launched into Machine Messiah which sounded great. After a rousing version of Tempus Fugit it was time for another tribute. This time it was Peter Banks and a reallly nice version of Time And a Word.
The run through of Fragile in the second half continued the great pace. There was none of the sluggishness that Yes seemed to have in recent performances. Billy Sherwood nailed the complicated bass parts and Jon Davison is continuing to prove himself a good front person. I wish he was allowed to speak in between songs a bit more though.
Don’t Kill The Whale, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, and Starship Trooper finished a fantastic concert.
I hope this lineup gets to record some new stuff in order to put that insulting “tribute band” label out of it’s misery.
Here’s the “trailer” for the much anticipated new album from Big Big Train.
Steven Wilson’s remix of Yes’s notorious Tales From Topographic Oceans has been finished and is due out this year. I wonder if there is another album that has been lambasted as much as TFTO by people who have never even listened to it.
Quite possibly. There’s some interesting Cardiacs information within this feature too.
The exciting thing about music is that, who knows, in two weeks I could hear a piece of music that just alters who I am. Equally, I may be just one month away from writing the best piece of music I’ve ever written. That’s why I’m so excited about hearing new music, there was never a golden age. All the time is the golden age. The golden age is always now.
My new camera snapped with an old one. I bought this because it sounded like a good camera for taking photos of garden birds but the garden has been virtually bird-free since it arrived. Some enticement might be needed.