Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe was made up of four fifths of the “Classic Yes” line up of the seventies. Put together by Jon Anderson, who wanted to get back to the musical ideals made popular by Yes during the bands massively successful albums of the early to mid seventies, the band recorded one self titled album released in 1989, and then embarked on an extensive and hugely successful worldwide tour.
This performance was captured on the American leg of the world tour and finds the band performing not only material from the self titled album but also classic material from Yes including Starship Trooper, Close To The Edge and also And You And I.
The tour was not however without its problems and bassist on the tour Tony Levin was unfortunately taken ill and had to drop out at the last minute to be admitted to hospital. This left the band in dire straits as the tour was put in jeopardy and the band had also scheduled the filming of this particular performance. Enter bassist Jeff Berlin, who had curiously enough like Tony Levin, played with Bill Bruford.
With only a short period of rehearsal Jeff threw himself into the gap vacated by the departed Tony Levin. Jeff’s performance, as was the rest of the band, incredible and captured on film for posterity. The film was previously, briefly available on VHS before being deleted.
1. Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
2. Jon Anderson Solo: Time And A Word/Teakbois/Owner of A Lonely Heart
3. Steve Howe Solo - The Clap/Mood For A Day
4. Rick Wakeman Solo: Gone But Not Forgotten/Catherine Parr/Merlin the Magician
5. Long Distance Runaround
7. And You And I
8. I've Seen All Good People
9. Close to the Edge
11. Brother of Mine