Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Jon Anderson - Shock to the System - with YeS
A performance from Yes' much-maligned "Union" tour. With Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe, Squire, Rabin, White and Kaye. There's surely a bit of overkill in this lineup. Wakeman in particular seems fairly nonplussed by the proceedings. Nevertheless, "Shock to the System," like most of the "Union" material, is a perfectly good song. Somehow, whenever Yes is less than absolutely brilliant, their efforts get trashed as unmitigated failures. This is a case of such misjudgment.