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4.59 | 354 ratings

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5 stars This is an absolutely astonishing live document of Yes. After 30+ years of making music, Yes play every note to perfection, and can still put on an entertaining live show. This dvd is a treat to all fans who are interested in seeing their music replicated live. The picture quality is fantastic, and the sound is superb.

The setlist of the dvd is fantastic. Close to the Edge is performed to perfection, and I personally prefer the version on this dvd, to the studio version. And You and I is beautifully done, as are all the other songs. Only problem with the setlist is that the epic Awaken is not played.

The band members all put on an energetic performance, which is quite funny given that they've all reached 50+ years of age. They all seem to be having lots of fun, and the performance is inspired and fun to watch. Jon Anderson's corny hand movements especially make this dvd enjoyable, as they show how passionate he is about this music. Chris Squire's power stances are hilarious, and Steve Howe also brings out an unintentional laugh as he looks like a zombie. Alan White's performance here is superior to his drumming on the live album Yessongs, and he too plays passionately.

This is a magical performance, and it is absolutely essential if you are a Yes fan. If you're however not yet into Yes, go pick up either Fragile or The Yes Album instead.

gok22us | 5/5 |


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