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4.11 | 102 ratings

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5 stars I remember I was at one of my good friends house who happens to love Yes just as much as I do. We had a little get together with some other friends earlier that night and they all left early. So what did the two of us do afterwards? Watch YesYears of course! This was my first time seeing this video, and I must say, I was blown right away!!! This video captures and explains all, and I mean ALL of Yes' career up until 1991. Right from the start when Jon and Chris met up for the first time. All band members besides Banks, Moraz, Downes, and Horn are all interviewed and/or make an appearance otherwise. The interviews and some of the stories they talk about are all very interesting and at times hilarious, Wakeman in particular.

The video also shows some very rare video footage of Yes in their prime years from Time And A Word, to the studio sessions of America, to the QPR concert in 74 with Moraz, to recording sessions of Going For The One (which sounds much better than the studio version IMO) and Tormato, and also concert footage from 77/78 circa which I have no idea where its from, but it sounds and looks fucking amazing (RELEASE THAT CONCERT GUYS!)!!! There is also rare footage from the dreadful Drama era, and even worse the 90210 & Big Generator era (GROSS!). The footage of them setting up for the show from their Union tour is interesting to say the least, especially when Bruford explains how he sets up his electronic drums.

Overall, if you are an avid fan of Yes, you must pick this up! The filming is excellent, the interviews are excellent, everything about this is superb! You will not be disappointed!!

Clegg | 5/5 |


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