April 22, 2002


There’s a revealing silence of gods: new YES‘ keyboard player is none other than Rick Wakeman. The most famous of all the band’s ivory tinklers is back into the fold for their Summer 2002 USA tour with other countries to be possibly added to the next year’s itinerary. No plans for a new album at the moment yet the live DVD release is very likely.

Not the first time to re-join, Rick says regarding what he thinks will last:
“YES appear to have strong management (for the first time for many, many years), and there seems to be a really good feeling about the future. there are no negatives floating about and that is always a great situation to be in.”
Wakeman is currently laying fuinishing touches on THE ENGLISH ROCK ENSEMBLE new prog rock album,“Out There”, due for a summer release.

As for his colleagues, that’s how Chris Squire sees the future:
“We are very excited to have Rick joining us on this tour; it’s been something that the fans have wanted to see for quite sometime, and we are happy to be playing with him again.”
Squire, Alan White and Billy Sherwood have recorded “Comfortably Numb” for a Sherwood-produced PINK FLOYD tribute project, with Chris and Billy sharing vocals.


THE BAND‘s legendary album, “Last Waltz”, sees the re-release in fully remastered and widely expanded version. Now it’s a 4-CD box set and a DVD bringing delight to the eyes and ears of fans of, sure, THE BAND as well as Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ron Wood and Neil Young. Here’s what’s in the box:


1. Theme From The Last Waltz (with orchestra)
2. The Concert: Up On Cripple Creek
3. The Shape I’m In
4. It Makes No Difference
5. Who Do You Love (with Ronnie Hawkins)
6. Life Is A Carnival
7. Such A Night (with Dr. John)
8. The Weight
9. Down South In New Orleans (with Bobby Charles)
10. This Wheel’s On Fire
11. Mystery Train (with Paul Butterfield)
12. Caledonia (with Muddy Waters)
13. Mannish Boy (with Muddy Waters)
14. Stage Fright,


1. Rag Mama Rag
2. All Our Past Times (with Eric Clapton)
3. Further On Up The Road (with Eric Clapton)
4. Ophelia
5. Helpless (with Neil Young)
6. Four Strong Winds (with Neil Young)
7. Coyote (with Joni Mitchell)
8. Shadows And Light (with Joni Mitchell)
9. Furry Sings The Blues (with Joni Mitchell)
10. Acadian Driftwood
11. Dry Your Eyes (with Neil Diamond)
12. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
13. Tura Lura Lura (with Van Morrison)
14. Caravan (with Van Morrison)


1. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
2. The Genetic Method/Chest Fever (soundtrack excerpt)
3. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (with Bob Dylan)
4. Hazel (with Bob Dylan)
5. I Don’t Believe You (with Bob Dylan)
6. Forever Young (with Bob Dylan)
7. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (reprise, with Bob Dylan)
8. I Shall Be Released (Finale)
9. Jam #1
10. Jam #2
11. Don’t Do It
12. Greensleeves (soundtrack)


1. The Last Waltz Suite
2. The Well
3. Evangeline (with Emmylou Harris)
4. Out Of The Blue
5. The Weight (with THE STAPLES)
6. The Last Waltz Refrain
7. Theme From The Last Waltz
8. Concert Rehearsal
9. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
10. Tura Lura Lura (with Van Morrison)
11. Caravan (with Van Morrison)
12. Such A Night (with Dr. John)
13. Rag Mama Rag
14. Studio Ideas
15. Mad Waltz (sketch for “The Well”)
16. The Last Waltz Refrain (instr.)
17. The Last Waltz Theme (sketch)

April 22, 2002

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