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Symphonic Prog

4.60 | 348 ratings

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4 stars Excellent DVD! This is the best you're going to get out of the recent Yes DVD's. Having just released the decent "Magnification", the band toured, and had the help of local orchestras in concert.

This particular show was filmed in Amsterdam (Perfect, the boys must have filled up on weed there) and they seem to be one of the best judging from the several bootlegs I have from the tour. The orchestra does add a decent bit of substance to the band's sound, but sometimes I think it would be better with just the plain band. The members of the actual band are all in top form, but also being slightly boring in that they don't do too much improvisation. Tom Brislin is the temporary keyboard player (from Spiraling) and he does a good job, but can't quite keep up to Wakeman in some instances, like the Close to the Edge solo.

The material is mostly from the 70's albums, but there are a few clunkers like Owner of a Lonely Heart and Don't Go.Interesting to see some of the material played with an orchestra.

The audio and video quality of the disc is excellent, it's a real experience if you happen to own a hifi entertainment center.

Get it!

OGTL | 4/5 |


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