Rock On! Wednesday, 24 january 2024 – Yes, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Rick Wakeman, Renaissance, Nektar & Anthony Phillips

Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday January 24th.  Dan’s pick of the week: Yes (Going for the One), Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso), Rick Wakeman (The Six Wives of Henry VIII), Renaissance (Turn of the Cards), Nektar (A Tab in the Ocean) & Anthony Phillips (The Geese & the Ghost).

Yes is een Engelse progressieve rockband , opgericht in Londen in 1968 door zanger Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, gitarist Peter Banks, toetsenist Tony Kaye en drummer Bill Bruford. De band heeft in de loop van de geschiedenis talloze bezettingswisselingen ondergaan. Kenmerkend voor de muziek zijn de complexe ritmes en harmonieën, de virtuositeit van de muzikanten, de meerstemmige zang en de mystieke teksten.

Sputnik Music review: “Going For The One was recorded and released after the band took a break to each member could work freely on their solo studio albums and release them. It also happened due to the official commitments of the band with their North American live tour with the aim of the band to present their previous and seventh studio album “Relayer”, in 1976. (…)

Yes’ fans, for the most part, love the album. Rick Wakeman came back into the fold after the departure of Patrick Moraz, and once again the band began a new phase and seemed invigorated. The results were classic songs like the epic “Awaken”, the majestic “Turn Of The Century”, the gorgeous and melodic “Wonderous Stories”, the heavy prog rock of “Parallels”, and the driving progressive rockabilly of the title track. This seems to be a band that were set to defy the punk movement, and had come up with some of their strongest material. “Awaken” still remains as a concert favourite of the band and is one of the best epic lengthy progressive rock songs ever recorded. All in all, I think the sound here is very special. Allan White’s drums are crisp, Steve Howe’s guitar parts bursting with energy on the rocking cuts, the acoustic work breathtaking. “Going For The One” is also a fantastic vehicle for the vocal styling of Jon Anderson, and he soars above the mix on tunes like “Awaken”, “Turn Of The Century” and “Wonderous Stories”, like never before. (…)

Conclusion: For me “Going For The One” is one of Yes’ best defining moments and the last of the albums of their truly golden era.”

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London

Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m.  GMT London.

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