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LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R. VOL. 1



Symphonic Prog

3.44 | 76 ratings

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4 stars This two DVD set is ESSENTIAL for all Yesfans! It captures the band at their peak period, performing all of RELAYER live, along with many, many of the excellent songs from the same period.

Unfortunately, these DVD's are quite rare, never getting a proper release in north america. The only "official" DVD release is on the Panorama (HK) label and goes for a decent amount of cash when it pops up on eBay. As noted by other reviewers, there are some discrepancies with the audio quality. On disc one it drops out and is really uneven sound, with Moraz at the top of the mix for the first few songs. it evens out on disc two which has a decent quality mix. The video quality throughout the DVD is average for the period and is quite watchable.

Now, the performance exhibited by the band here is phenomenal. on pieces like "Close to the Edge" we can see Moraz' take on some of the solos. Unfortunately he takes them way out of context and ruins them, but now we know! However, on the Relayer songs Moraz is at the top of his game. Jon is playing ghastly electric rhythm guitar throughout most of the show, and he really goes all out on the vocal sections of Gates! Howe is possibly the best I have ever seen him, his solos on this video are simply beyond the realms of human comprehension.

Along with Yessongs, ESSENTIAL for all 70's prog lovers.

OGTL | 4/5 |


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