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Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe were an English progressive rock band active from 1988 to 1990 that comprised four past members of the English progressive rock band Yes. Singer Jon Anderson left Yes as he felt increasingly constrained by their commercial and pop-oriented direction in the 1980s. He began an album with other members from the band's 1970s era: guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Rick Wakeman, and drummer Bill Bruford, plus bassist Tony Levin (Bruford's bandmate in King Crimson).
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
|Also known as||ABWH|
|Origin||England, United Kingdom|
Tring International (EEC)
|Spinoffs||Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman|
|Past members||Jon Anderson|
The group released their only studio album, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, in June 1989 which reached number 14 in the UK and number 30 in the US. Their 1989–90 world tour was well-received and spawned two live albums, An Evening of Yes Music Plus (1993) and Live at the NEC – Oct 24th 1989 (2012). In 1990, tracks for a second studio album were included with songs recorded by Yes to make the thirteenth Yes album, Union (1991). This marked the end of Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and the start of the eight-member Yes formation until 1992, comprising Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, plus Yes musicians Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye, and Alan White.