Thursday 16 July 2020

Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe - Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe (1989)

The one and only album from this Yes offshot from England.

The members here are Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson and Bill Bruford.
They got help from other guest musicians.

I remember well this band was touring but could not use the Yes name because Chris Squire had the sole rights to the name and he did not allow the band to use the Yes name. Long story and I am not going to go into details here.

I think the band used the ABWH abbreviation name when touring.

Anyway, the band released this album and the album was followed up by the Yes album Union. That tells you that the two versions of Yes saw sense and became united under one name.

The music on this album is still very much rooted in the 1980s with the 1980s sound and some 1980s pling-plong in the drums. The guitar sound is not good either.

There is also one songs here who makes me cringe with sheer embarrassment.

Most of the album is pointing towards the 1970s and their finest days. The song structures is mostly good to very good.

This is an one hour long album who does not shame the Yes name and reputation. It is well worth checking out.

3 points

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