I’m just watching Yes – Symphonic Live on Sky Arts as I type. Three things occur:
– Tom Brislin was one of their better keyboard players, it’s a shame he wasn’t with them for longer.
– Magnification was one of their better latter-day albums, it deserves to be better known.
– Yes pulled off the “rock band with orchestra” thing better than most – presumably because they had a symphonic thing going on as part of their usual working method (I realise that’s part of the reason that the prog-haters particularly hate Yes – but I’m not writing this for them). I’m not left feeling that the orchestra is just an irrelevant add-on and everyone on stage seems to be having a good time.
As you were…