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5 stars It's great that finally this live set DVD is featured in this site. It's a legendary show, I would say, at the SLO from one of the finest formation of the band (Well, quite honest, I prefer Bruford to sit in at the drum stools even though Alan White is a great drummer as well. It's probably I like the uniqueness of Bruford's snare drums).

Siberian Khatru is performed flawlessly with a high energy followed with a legendary and masterpiece song from the same title album Close To The Edge. When I watch this song performed in this DVD I could not let my mouth shut - I sung along with Jon in front of my TV while seeing wonderful keyboard work by Rick. Even though, Rick was at a bad mood as during the show he never smile - what's wrong Rick? But this song was performed stunningly! Time and A Word is performed differently and better than the original studio version.

The other interesting tune is The Revealing Science of God from Tales From Topographic Ocean. This album opener has been my all-time favorite since I heard Tales album at the first time. The band has brought this alive on stage with a stunning performance - even though, historically I knew that Rick was in opposition for the creation of Tales. I salute Rick who - despite his feeling - did a great job to complete this song wonderfully. Going For The One is also an excellent song performed energetically by the band.

My ultimate satisfaction was reached when Awaken from Going For The One album is played. Oh man . this track is wonderful, especially the keyboard solo and harps (by Jon Anderson) part in the middle and later part of the song. It's a killing part, I would say.

It's a masterpiece live set DVD - highly recommended!

Progressively yours,

GW - Review #304

Gatot | 5/5 |


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