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Patch & Tweak with Moog by Kim Bjørn

Patch & Tweak with Moog by Kim Bjørn

Yes, things do get technical here. Bjørn is writing for a specific audience who want to learn all they can about these unique instruments. But Patch & Tweak, with Moog, is a one-of-a-kind book for a one-of-a-kind musical instrument brand that has survived the test of time.

YES: Fly From Here – Return Trip

YES: Fly From Here – Return Trip

On the eve of the YES50 celebrations, the progressive monster group releases a brand new mix of their album Fly From Here-Return Trip. Featuring the “Drama” lineup of Yes-Geoff Downes, and Trevor Horn, both joining in 1980, replacing Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson, respectively, plus dearly departed Chris Squire, and Steve Howe and Alan White-with Benoit David and new lead vocals by Trevor Horn, this album, originally released in 2011 is a long-awaited treat for all Yes heads.

ARW @ The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, N.J. 10/24/2016

ARW @ The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, N.J. 10/24/2016

Augmented by bassist Lee Pomeroy and force-of-rumbling-nature drummer Lou Molino III, the boys from old Yes and newer Yes meshed well, even despite the low “wah” sound that always, unfortunately emanates through the rafters of The Wellmont. Rabin, a great guitarist, and composer, never will mine the nuances of Steve Howe’s playing, this particularly showed on “And You And I” and “Roundabout,” where Rabin’s heavier touch kept things down a bit, but from the press I have read about the joining of this trio (and creating an album soon-to-be-released) Wakeman has wanted to play with Rabin since the long ago massive ego Yes “Union” tour and Jon Anderson, the only original member of Yes still alive, seems to be pleased as punch to be fronting a band again, making this music, and sounding so great.

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