[quote="Roan's Lady"]Oh. Well, I wasn't, as I'd like to assume you figured out by reading my comments in my last post re. their current lack of creativity and/or drive.
Sigh. Yes. As I mentioned previously, I never said the remasters had anything to do with their lack of new material.
Sure, if they have no plans to collaborate on new material, why in heaven's name should they stay together? In effect, they are not together right now. Yes as a band is stagnating - that's a fact, plain and simple. If they reformed to tour, that would be ok, and much better if they added some less "popular" songs to their setlist. But I'm tired of waiting for something new from them. To me, they are as good as finished, unless a new album happens. If you think that's harsh, oh well.
Why? Because I'm just plain mean, that's why. LOL.
Terry, saying I want Yes to create new product and stop with the re-issues, compilations, bonus tracks ad nauseum does not reflect any desire I have to "deprive" anyone. It's just how I feel about the matter. Plus I'm not convinced that the "rest of" the readers here share the same opinions that you do. ]
The point is, based on your comments above, if you had your way Yes would be forced to "pack it in" and there would have been no remasters w/ bonus tracks. Many of us enjoy the remasters, including the bonus tracks and many of us still enjoy seeing Yes perform live, even if they don't introduce new material into the set list (although the last few tours have produced live material never before performed and they always change the setlist from tour to tour). So if you had your way you'd be depriving a lot of us of such opportunities and I don't see any sense in doing that or in voicing such an opinion. It's counter-productive and seems rather egotistical and dictatorial in nature. If you don't want to see Yes perform live because you've seen and heard all the songs on the setlist before then don't go, but don't deprive or desire to deprive the rest of us the opportunity to do so. Same goes for the remasters. If the band starts seeing a lot negative comments such as this, they may decide to pack it in. Would that satisfy your ego knowing you helped to break up the band we all love, and deprived the rest of us the opportunity to ever hear them perform again?
I just can't understand why anyone would criticize the remasters. The sound has been greatly improved, they've included bonus tracks previously unreleased, they've given us new artwork and photos and they've given us a lot more information about the band and the recordings in the liner notes. They've done all this and then they took it one step further and substantially lowered the cost of these recordings compared to the original CDs. Rhino should be commended for their effort! Great job Rhino!