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HOUSE OF YES: LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES (DVD)

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3.57 | 97 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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5 stars I have collected quite a few concert DVDs during the last few years and I think I have all the Yes ones that are officially available. This one is my favorite of all my concert DVDs! The fact that is was recorded in a smaller club venue, rather than in a large arena, made it possible to capture Yes magic on film! The sound quality is great; the picture quality is great; the band is great; the audience is great; the set list is great - everything simply works to the best! The fact that Chris Squire makes a small mistake on the opener Your's Is No Disgrace does not alter the fact that this is the best live version of that song I have ever heard! (and I've heard a few).

Your's Is No Disgrace kicks off the show with such an incredible power. The performance of Homeworld (The Ladder) is equally moving - so much emotion and so much power. Perpetual Change follows and it is simply riveting. Everyone seems to be in very high form while this show was recorded and even the other songs from the then new album The Ladder are interesting in the context of the other songs. Even Owner Of A Lonely Heart works fine here despite that the fact that I usually dislike that song.

And You And I is performed with such power and emotion that I never think they achived again (at least not on film). I think the audience are in complete extacy at the end of this song, I know I am anyway! They also perform Awaken and again I think this version of that song is the best I ever heard. The show ends on a high note with Roundabout and I usually am jumping up and down with happiness by that time.

Compared to recently released Yes DVDs such as Song From Tsongas, this one is far better in my opinion.

Essential viewing!

SouthSideoftheSky | 5/5 |

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