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An Evening of Yes Music Plus (CD)

a Live release

Release Year: 1994

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Reissued in 2006 by MVDaudio
This is the second CD of YES members-playing (mostly) Yes music.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 9/30/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 12/22/2015 8:28:00 PM by: DBSilver

CD 1

  1. Benjamin Brittens Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra
  2. Time And A Word/ Teakbois/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart
  3. The Clap/ Mood For A Day
  4. Gone But Not Forgotten/ Catherine Parr/ Merlin The Magician
  5. Long Distance Roundaround
  6. Birthright
  7. And You And I

CD 2

  1. Close To The Edge
  2. Themes
  3. Brother Of Mine
  4. Heart Of The Sunrise
  5. Order Of The Universe
  6. Roundabout
Jon Anderson
Bill Bruford
Rick Wakeman
Steve Howe

Reviewed by Rob on 01 Oct 2001

A live recording of a concert of september 9, 1989. Courtesy of the King Biscuit Flower Hour.
Due to legal procedings Chris Squire and Alan White where not on this CD and toured with The Chris Suire Experience.
As a band YES performed under the name of ABWH. From the tour in 1989 this recording was made.
Of course with the classics of YES but also some song from the first cd as ABWH. Some nice accoustic medleys are on this recording.

Reviewed by Marc on 13 Feb 2008

In the eighties, under the influence of Trevor Rabin, Yes became a (very good) pop rock band. So, for me, it was a great delight when they decided to reform what I considered to be their all time best lineup with Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitars, Rick Wakeman on keyboards and the great Bill Bruford on drums. Only Chris Squire on bass would be missing from the group, but Tony Levin (studio)/Jeff Berlin (live) would certainly be a more than competent replacement.

This group, under the name of A-B-W-H because of legal considerations, would put out one very good (if not as good as the classic seventies Yes albums) cd and do a tour that, for reasons I can't remember, I would miss and regret not attending.

An Evening Of Yes Music Plus is an audio recording of one of the shows from that tour. After starting nicely but slowly (and perhaps a bit strangely) with some "solo" music by Anderson, Wakeman and Howe, the show really gets up a notch when the classic Yes material is played, with a few of the A-B-W-H pieces spinkled in. The performance is great all around and the concert is very well recorded. In my opinion this is the last great tour by this group of musicians. The "Union" tour that followed was almost a fiasco and subsequent incantations of Yes would never attain the level they once had, even though they made a few valliant attempts.

Considering the setlist, the musicians' performances and the audio quality, I consider An Evening Of Yes Music Plus to be one of the ultimate Yes live recordings. My highest recommendation indeed!!!