Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: Live At The NEC Oct 24th 1989

It’s a Brum do for the prog stalwarts.

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Capturing the supergroup supplying An Evening Of Yes Music Plus between Yes unions/reunions/lawsuits, this is a recording that fans of bass whiz Tony Levin will have craved; he later took ill and was replaced by Jeff Berlin.

Sound quality is good but not amazing, but the spirit of the show and the band members’ virtuosity shines through, even with Bruford making a right racket on his fancy electronic kit (following Long Distance Runaround).

With a replica programme and a low-key behind-the-scenes vid by supplementary key fella Julian Colbeck included – backstage for Anderson’s birthday, side-stage for Wakeman’s audience request outrage – ABWH Live is a fun addition to the aficionado’s catalogue.

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Jo Kendall

Jo is a journalist, podcaster, event host and music industry lecturer with 23 years in music magazines since joining Kerrang! as office manager in 1999. But before that Jo had 10 years as a London-based gig promoter and DJ, also working in various vintage record shops and for the UK arm of the Sub Pop label as a warehouse and press assistant. Jo's had tea with Robert Fripp, touched Ian Anderson's favourite flute (!), asked Suzi Quatro what one wears under a leather catsuit, and invented several ridiculous editorial ideas such as the regular celebrity cooking column for Prog, Supper's Ready. After being Deputy Editor for Prog for five years and Managing Editor of Classic Rock for three, Jo is now Associate Editor of Prog, where she's been since its inception in 2009, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock. She continues to spread the experimental and psychedelic music-based word amid unsuspecting students at BIMM Institute London, hoping to inspire the next gen of rock, metal, prog and indie creators and appreciators.