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|Yes, Asia, John Lodge, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy|
Saw an entertaining geezer prog rock show tonight at the an outdoor arena on Long Island.
|1||Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy|
Carl Palmer and his band did a short 5-song set, with Arthur Brown (from the Amazing World of Arthur Brown, a and of which Palmer was a member) on vocals. Four songs were ELP covers, plus they covered AWoAB's big hit "Fire".
10,000 Light Years Ago
Lodge and his band did a 7-song set of all Moody Blues and/or Justin Hayward and John Lodge material.
The latest rendition of Asia did a full 10-song set, with Steve Howe joining them for the last four songs. They also covered "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles (since their keyboard player is Geoff Downes), and "Lucky Man" (since Carl Palmer is their drummer.) Their new lead singer, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, isn't John Wetton, but he did a good job.
Yes played a full set that included some unexpected material from their catalog, as well as a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" (because drummer Alan White played), White still has physical ailments, so he only played on a few songs near the end of the set (with Jay Schellen carrying the bulk of the drumming load).
|The whole show was entertaining, although Arthur Brown's voice is pretty godawful, and John Lodge has also lost a lot off his voice. Yes's choice of material was good for someone like me, who's seen them a bunch of times - they did some of the more underappreciated songs in their back catalog. If it was my only time seeing them, though, I don't know how I'd feel about them not doing such staples as "And You and I" and "Heart of the Sunrise". I enjoyed the show, though, and most of the crowd seemed to be enjoying it too. The setlists for all four bands are available on www.setlist.fm.|
|Oh yeah, and this was one of the most interesting things - Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy used canned keyboards. I guess they figured that barring Rick Wakeman popping in, there was no keyboard player who was going to do Keith Emerson justice anyway, so eff it. |
|Wow! What an evening! By canned keyboards, you mean a sort of percussion?|
I for one would have expected more from Yes, I presume. And I assume it wasn't the Steve Howe version of Yes.