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3.24 | 139 ratings

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Chris S
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3 stars I do not believe there is much point in berrating the sound quality because even like Yessongs it was not great. But most people did not care about sound quality much then as long as the vinyl did not jump or get stuck. The beauty of CD's is that it captures releases that would have otherwise not seen the light of day on vinyl. So viewing or listening to this as a latter day release, yes the quality is poor, but I fail to see the relevance.

The CD's ( note not DVD! I was another one tricked into believing there were DVD's in here) offer an excellent gammut of sounds from the early 70's thru to the Drama and Big Generator era and some great tracks off Tormato as well. Over three and a half hours of great live moments in the Yes travels that many enthusiasts will have in their collections already. ' Tempus Fugit' and ' We Can Fly From Here' from the Drama era the highlights ,for obvious reasons this album's exposure received the least publicity in retrospect. Anyhow a great collective of music. Good to hear the party atmosphere on Rhythm of Love at the Houston show.

Chris S | 3/5 |


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