Thursday, December 03, 1987

Yes - Hartford, CT - 1987-12-03

Yes, Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, December 3, 1987...

I feel like I saw these guys either a tour or two too late or a tour or two too early, given the line-ups they came around with in the 90s...

This tour was pretty heavy on the 80s-era stuff, which didn't bother me a bit. I actually think 90215 is one of the more interesting pop albums made - really strange that it was a hit when you think about. Magnificent production, but the songs are really bizarre for mainstream hits. The reviews of the remastered version are making me think I need to rush right out and get a copy. I've never owned it on any format other than LP and its always sounded so good...

So this tour was for the follow-up record, Big Generator. I don't remember liking the record all that much but again, the reviews on Amazon have me thinking a re-visit is in order.

I really like a lot of the pop music put out by the 70's prog guys. Only King Crimson and Renaissance really hold up for me in their more pure prog incarnations, for the rest I will take 80s-era Yes and even Asia. I am oftentimes more impressed by the skill displayed in writing a 3 or 4 minute pop hit than in a 15 minute laser light show epic...

The two MP3s I am offering up from this show highlight two of the track from 90215 they played this night. Enjoy.

Yes: Hold On and Changes
from Civic Center, Hartford, CT, December 3, 1987