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    OTWSOF 2022 - What happened?

    This has been a song fans have been clamoring for for over 40 year to be played live again Squire (with and without White) have played part of the intro on a few tours. I can't believe after over 3 years of rehearsing this song together and individually that they dropped the 2+ minute intro to the song and go into the vocals pretty quickly and one other part also appears to be axed. Howe wants to play songs close to the album version, so what happened here? He is making a big deal that they are playing CTTE in the correct key live for the first time this tour.

    Schellen and Sherwood could have pulled off the intro so I think Howe's and/or Downes' limitations forced the band into a truncated version of the song and from the ciips on YouTube, they probably shouldn't even have played it all. After dropping RoL quickly in 2019, I think they would have learned their lesson that there is some material the current band can't handle. This is not like dropping a section in Roundabout to save some time or just playing Wurm from ST. With White's recent death and Squire's several years ago, it seems kind of insulting to have this to be the first song in a show in 3 years and they can't play it in full as this was a song that strongly featured the two of them.

    I find this version much more enjoyable and ironically three of the people performing this version are on stage with Yes on this tour.
    Jon Davison (vocals)
    Billy Sherwood (bass, guitar, backing vocals)
    Jay Schellen (drums)
    Patrick Moraz (keyboards)




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    Originally posted by josuev80 View Post
    This has been a song fans have been clamoring for for over 40 year to be played live again Squire (with and without White) have played part of the intro on a few tours. I can't believe after over 3 years of rehearsing this song together and individually that they dropped the 2+ minute intro to the song and go into the vocals pretty quickly and one other part also appears to be axed. Howe wants to play songs close to the album version, so what happened here? He is making a big deal that they are playing CTTE in the correct key live for the first time this tour.

    Schellen and Sherwood could have pulled off the intro so I think Howe's and/or Downes' limitations forced the band into a truncated version of the song and from the ciips on YouTube, they probably shouldn't even have played it all. After dropping RoL quickly in 2019, I think they would have learned their lesson that there is some material the current band can't handle. This is not like dropping a section in Roundabout to save some time or just playing Wurm from ST. With White's recent death and Squire's several years ago, it seems kind of insulting to have this to be the first song in a show in 3 years and they can't play it in full as this was a song that strongly featured the two of them.

    I find this version much more enjoyable and ironically three of the people performing this version are on stage with Yes on this tour.
    Jon Davison (vocals)
    Billy Sherwood (bass, guitar, backing vocals)
    Jay Schellen (drums)
    Patrick Moraz (keyboards)


    I can understand what you mean. It's a shame they truncated Silent Wings for whatever reason, and I don't know why they did it. I think Sherwood and Schellan could have had a ball with the intro, it's rhythmically fluid enough to be pushed and pulled all over and still hit the mark when needed.
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      #3
      Yep. Thirded. A missed opportunity to celebrate the intro's whitefishness? A real head scratcher. Jay and Billy could do it. So. Maybe we should petition Steve

      # freeonthesilentwingsoffreedom

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        #4
        I listened to the Tarantura boxset and both Inglewood 1978 shows today whilst driving.

        The Inglewood versions of OTSWOF differ slightly but both sound amazing. The current version being played pales into insignificance compared to those 1978 stellar versions.

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          #5
          Hey, at least it gives you something to complain about .​​​

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            #6
            The difference is Moraz. Alot of yesmusic IMO and JA has said the same is Keys driven. The version here is wonderful but Moraz is a great 1

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              #7
              Just got through listening to the keyboard solo on Close to the edge and I couldn't believe my ears....Not even close to what it should sound like...Unrecognizable to my ears...What happened to the song we once knew so well?

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                #8
                I love Patrick Moraz on the tribute version.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by roundabout View Post
                  Just got through listening to the keyboard solo on Close to the edge and I couldn't believe my ears....Not even close to what it should sound like...Unrecognizable to my ears...What happened to the song we once knew so well?
                  The iconic CTTE solo has been butchered since Downes returned to the band and the beginning keyboards as well.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Davy View Post
                    Hey, at least it gives you something to complain about .​​​
                    I would rather not complain about it but it is worthy of criticism. I wonder if we will get an abbreviated Sound Chaser if they follow through playing all of Relayer.
                    Last edited by josuev80; 06-20-2022, 04:09 PM.

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                      #11
                      Steve wanted to play a different arrangement of the song. He said in a recent interview that the original arrangement didn’t work well on tour and that’s why the band hasn’t played it in decades. They had plenty of opportunity to play it with Rick when he returned to the band, but they didn’t.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by JMKUSA View Post
                        Steve wanted to play a different arrangement of the song. He said in a recent interview that the original arrangement didn’t work well on tour and that’s why the band hasn’t played it in decades. They had plenty of opportunity to play it with Rick when he returned to the band, but they didn’t.
                        I don't believe any of that..Not you JMKUSA. I don't believe Howe
                        Last edited by alex peters; 06-20-2022, 04:25 PM.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by josuev80 View Post

                          The iconic CTTE solo has been butchered since Downes returned to the band and the beginning keyboards as well.
                          All the players here are past their prime.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by JMKUSA View Post
                            Steve wanted to play a different arrangement of the song. He said in a recent interview that the original arrangement didn’t work well on tour and that’s why the band hasn’t played it in decades. They had plenty of opportunity to play it with Rick when he returned to the band, but they didn’t.
                            Howe said the same thing decades ago with regards to SSOTS but when Wakeman returned they nailed it on the 35th tour. It was 1 of the best songs of that tour. They mixed it if my recollection is accurate with as a medley with Mind Drive?. My memory may be inaccurate.

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                              #15
                              Disappointing

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