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    #16
    Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post
    Thanks Keith Webb. Got any more?

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      #17
      Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

      A friend of mine who was at Glasgow, Manchester, and is at tonight's Nottingham show, says venue staff are being quite strict on videos and photos. When that's the case it's usually at the band's request. I got told off at a Jeff Beck concert at Nottingham in 2018 for taking photos.
      I was at Nottingham last night and your friend is right Ash. They were strict. Rightly soon my opinion. I've never seen a YouTube clip recorded on a phone that's sounded anything other than distant tinny and nothing like the actual performance.

      It was a great show.

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        #18
        Saw the guys at Liverpool tonight, overall great gig.

        I'll be honest, On The Silent Wings has never been one of my faves and I thought it was a bit of a car crash and the sound very muddy throughout it, so a thumbs down from me.
        That was the only tune the whole night I thought they didn't do justice.
        YIND was rocking, Does it Really Happen To You was great.
        I'll probably surprise everyone by saying The Ice Bridge was my fave tune of the whole night, maybe because the whole band was invested in the performance, I don't know but I was really impressed by it and thought here's a window of opportunity for a new Yes going forward (who knows).

        Heart Of The Sunrise was typically immense and performed well.

        A few words about the different members, Jay does a great job of filling Alan's shoes and is definitely in that mould rather than the Brufy mould, which is fine by me.
        Me and my friend who attended love Geoff, I think he has taken over Chris' role as being the hammy element in the show and brings a bit of showmanship and humour to proceedings, I think in this Steve Howe guitar dominated incarnation of Yes, not being a concert pianist is no great downside, and he performs his parts well.

        Billy played well throughout and sang well also, I do wish they would turn him up to Squire levels and light him up a bit from my side of the seating he was bathed in darkness throughout and didn't hear him as well as I would like.

        This is the hardest part, I think JD is a wonderful singer and pours his heart and soul into it, but I don't know what it is, maybe he's too American for Yes, too pure of vocal, maybe slightly too twee but I do feel it does take away from the performance at times. And as I say it pains me to say it because he is a true pro and totally committed to what he is doing but that is the way it feels to me, something just doesn't connect at times.

        SH rolls back the years each time we see him and is still the gaffer of the outfit post CS, flawless performance from him and he was well projected throughout.

        Close To The Edge and AYAI both moved me, playing the outro to CTTE in the original key was notable to me and special, thumbs up to the boys for pulling that off.

        It was interesting speaks to a few guys attending with different views, spoke to a guy who attended the original CTTE tour and said this incarnation is a tribute band, but also spoke to others who were fully invested so its mixed views amongst the fanbase I'd say.

        For anyone sitting on the fence I would say go out and see them it's a great nights entertainment and whilst not perfect, there's still no one like them.
        Last edited by TommyTopographic; 06-20-2022, 03:50 PM.
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          #19
          ^^^ Thanks for an honest,clear eyed review. 😀

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