Opera House - Buxton 25 October 2010 by Kevin Cunningham

One of my favourite venues - it is a really beautiful looking theatre.  But boy did these guys give us a show.

Lots of YES - restructured and designed in such a way it was fresh and new - Starship - Long Distance - Roundabout - Southside of the Sky - Yes from Time and a Word to 90125 and beyond.

The new stuff - well it was a recital and a half - lovely music and it is great Jon tells the story about each song so you finally get his words - even the Garden links.

His voice was etheral, crisp and healthy - Rick's playing was wonderful.

Their friendship was so obvious - one of the best shows I have seen for many years.

I fortunately was in a box above the stage and it was great to see Rick's fingers bending across the keyboard.

I recommend the new album and I cannot wait to sit down, coffee and listen (with using a night of memories). 24/23/11 was my song of the night.

Kevin Cunningham