12/10/2007

1991 - Mountain View



August 8, 1991, Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, USA

Union Tour is loved by many. The idea of getting 8 musicians together playing Yes music makes some people go over the moon. But to me it's not the best, actually. How can you add a second guitar in complexly structured songs such as And You And I and Heart of the Sunrise? Or play Your Is No Disgrace with two drummers? It just doesn't work that well, in my opinion.
But there are interesting points, of course. Awaken is long, and its interlude is fantastic. The solo moments are all good: Steve, Trevor, Rick and Chris can do wonders alone... but when they're all together things don't work that well.
This is from soundboard, and the quality is so good that it's often called Yesshows 1991

Set List:
Firebird Suite
Yours Is No Disgrace
Rhythm Of Love
Shock To The System
Heart Of The Sunrise
Clap
Make It Easy/Owner Of A Lonely Heart
And You And I
Drum Duet
Changes
I've Seen All Good People
Solly's Beard
Saving My Heart/Whitefish/Amazing Grace
Lift Me Up
Wakeman Solo
Awaken
Roundabout

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10 comments:

Martini said...

part 1
http://sharebee.com/48150183
part2
http://sharebee.com/ab8e42c1

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for these Yes concerts!!!

Great version of Awaken!!

(but i think the drum duet file is missing??)

Studio 4 said...

Fantastic show, THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

WVKayaker said...

Here's a link to my most downloaded post out of over 250 posts on my blog. It's Yes from the Big Generator Tour taped off the radio...

http://incaroads-wvkayaker.blogspot.com/2007/08/yes-big-generator-tour-houston-02-feb.html#links

enjoy!

WVKayaker said...

I forgot to say thanks!!!!!!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

GREAT, SIMPLY GREAT! BTW, what happened with the drum duet? Any chance to post it?
THX in advance, and thank you for this great blog.

Fabito

Anonymous said...

Many thanks. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Thx very much

Ponch said...

Your blog is incredibly great!!!
I've been searching for something like this!!!

Let's hear it ;)

Thank you for sharing it :D

Anonymous said...

This is a great show, thankyou very much for hosting it!