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4 stars A documentary about the history of YES, but maybe better than the "Yesyears" documentary. But like that video, this video still has some things which I donīt like very much. But it is more detailed in the narration of the history of the band and more updated than the "Yesyears" video (which was released in 1991), because the history is told until around 2004. It contains interviews with Anderson, Squire, Bruford, Howe, Wakeman, White, Downes, Horn, and even with Peter Banks who was not interviewed for "Yesyears", plus a very brief appearance of Trevor Rabin (who maybe didnīt want at the time to be associated again with the band). But again, several former members of the band were excluded: Moraz, Sherwood, Khoroshev, and now Kaye was excluded too maybe because at the time he was in a legal problem with the band about unpaid royalties from the "90125" album.So, , if "Yesyears" was done more, in my opinion, as a way to sell the image of a more or less "happy band" to promote the "Union tour" in 1991, I think that this documentary shows more the political things which have characterized a band like YES (and many others too) since their start. At least, the recently late Peter Banks was given an opportunity to give his point of view about the band and the politics inside it, and he talks with some freedom and honesty about it. The history, as I wrote above, is more detailed and extended, which is very good, but maybe the best thing to do to watch it is to do it in at least two viewing sessions. Among the things which I donīt like very much is some bias, some favoritism about interviewing some members of the band most of the time and the total exclusion of others. So, this is another somewhat biased documentary about a band like YES. But it is good, anyway.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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