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    Going For The One Tour 1977

    Listening to a Paris show from the end of this tour at the weekend, and it occurred to me they'd dropped all the solo spots on this tour: No Clap or Mood For A Day, no Fish, no Six Wives or Journey excerpts.

    I was wondering what others thought about that? Personally, I think I preferred it that way. Keep the momentum building through a show. Be honest, how many of you use one or other solo spot to take a toilet break? I know I did !
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

    #2
    I have always adored the solo spots. I never, ever got tired of Whitefish.

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      #3
      Amazing energy in these shows!
      "We all gotta climb mountains!" - Jon Anderson 2003

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        #4
        I like a few solo spots, but honestly don’t miss them on the 1977 recordings. I’ll always take more band songs given the choice.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Chrisklenox View Post
          I like a few solo spots, but honestly don’t miss them on the 1977 recordings. I’ll always take more band songs given the choice.
          I love the ABWH - An evening of Yes Music Plus : and all of the solo spots that form part of the show.

          On most of Yes’s tours , I would struggle to list the first song, but not on that tour - always remember Jon singing TAAW, walking through the audience, beautiful and evocative.

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            #6
            I also liked the way they had the solo spots at the start of the show. They introduced the parts, and then..the whole, as it were. It came together very well. And this was in the days before YouTube, and you didn't know how the show would unfold. So I remember hearing the opening chords of Time and a Word and then realizing that Anderson was entering from the back of the arena and making his way toward the stage. Very exciting. My favorite moment was when Bruford stepped onto the stage. So excited to have the chance to applaud him in person in the context of that music. I understand that Yes music was not (to him) the most important part of his canon, but I hope he appreciated how much his playing on those albums, and the chance to see how he interpreted it on stage years later, meant to the fans.

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              #7
              Saw the payperview DVD filmed with Jon in his teepee before the show encouraging, "c'mon peeps, sign up, sign up and watch the show, 10 minutes to go!".

              Knocks his head walking backwards addressing the camera, getting to the crowd. Great theater walking through the crowd. Crowd goes nuts. Then Steve,Rick and Bill. Rick has magnificent permed mullet and silk shirt. All men look in peak of life. Embracing the stardom.


              SAVE THE BOGONG MOTH
              Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 12-10-2021, 08:21 PM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                Listening to a Paris show from the end of this tour at the weekend, and it occurred to me they'd dropped all the solo spots on this tour: No Clap or Mood For A Day, no Fish, no Six Wives or Journey excerpts.

                I was wondering what others thought about that? Personally, I think I preferred it that way. Keep the momentum building through a show. Be honest, how many of you use one or other solo spot to take a toilet break? I know I did !
                The only solo spots I'd be interested in is a Howe acoustic tune and Rick doing excerpts from Six Wives. Perhaps I'm too used to it from listening to Yessongs so much, but it was just the right amount.

                I figure the band wanted to scrap all the indulgence for the1977 tour and showcase how good of a unit they were when all playing together. And boy were they on a tear that year, Alan in particular.

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                  #9
                  1977 was a great tour. No solos required.

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                    #10
                    Just wanted to drop in and say that the the Copenhagen show from 1977 is one of the most brilliant concerts the band has ever played. The sound quality of the available recording is not 5/5, but the performance… good lord were they on.
                    Last edited by Chrisklenox; 07-08-2022, 06:57 PM.

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