|Track by Track Review
Jazzy mellow stylings give way to an almost bluegrass sort of approach. This is a fun little piece that becomes an open, fairly freeform jazzy jam.
|Diary of a Man Who Vanished|
A bouncy folk-oriented track, this is a feel-good kind of number.
|Excerpts From Close To The Edge|
It is interesting to hear this material performed acoustically. The lower key range of Howe's voice makes for an intriguing change. Although, his vocals here are better than on other albums, they still do not come across as a lead singer's. This is an extremely shortened version, at only 4:33 versus the original's nearly 19 minutes, but quite entertaining.
|Excerpts From Beginnings|
This is an intricate, fairly dynamic piece. It gets both quite dramatic and evocative at times.
|Pleasure Stole The Night|
More "songish", this one is a folk sort of tune. It is alright, but suffers just a bit in the vocal department.
|Sketches in the Sun|
This dramatic piece is both strong and pretty.
This song is actually the original version of the cut "Vultures" that Howe recorded with Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe. It always came across very well with that group, and is exceptionally strong as presented here. Howe's voice does this one justice.
|Windy and Warm|
Another from the fun and bouncy school, this one is very short at under 2 minutes.
This cover piece comes across quite strong in Howe's treatment.
|Excerpts From Turn of The Century|
Always a beautiful guitar melody, Howe gives the vocals a shot here. The result vocal feels a bit like Bob Dylan meets David Bowie. This is such an effective composition.
Another cover, Howe delivers an intriguing processed rendition that calls to mind Robert Fripp's Frippertronics just a bit.
|Excerpts From All's A Chord|
This one is a take on an early Howe classic. The guitar playing is, as expected strong. The vocals are not.
|Running the Human Race|
One of the most rock and roll piece on the disc, this one has a solid rocking texture. It is really quite dramatic at times.
|Every Time You Look Over Your Shoulder|
The vocals on this cut work a bit better. It is a very dramatic piece.
|Theme From The Gates of Delirium/Soon|
The longest piece on the album, this one weighs in at nearly 7 minutes. At first it is nearly unrecognizable, but then certain familiarities of the Yes song arise, and the audience acknowledges it with applause. Howe's vocals work better here than just about any other place on the CD. It is quite strong.
|Blinded By Science|
A fun, fast paced rocking tune, this one comes across considerably strong here. The vocals are quite Dylanish. It is definitely one of the highlights of the album.
|My White Bicycle|
The quintessential Tomorrow number, the former Tomorrow guitarist puts in a scorching version to end the album. His vocals here are not bad, and the jamming/solo segment is especially strong.