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Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe


Symphonic Prog

2.89 | 17 ratings

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3 stars This is a pleasant video short, containing the singles from the ABWH disc along with a live cut. It's all fairly innocuous, but nice to have, since no-one's ever going to show these on live TV.. The singles videos are reasonably well produced, but very much of the era, and show little imagination. References to aboriginals in 'Brother of Mine' give a bit of a hint at what Jon is singing about - race memory, realtionship to the Earth, elements, etc (Each member of the band was painted to represent Earth Wind Fire and Water..). 'The Order of The Universe' is a pseudo live affair, whilst 'Quartet' is the single version (longer than the LP - it was the first time EVER that Yes had been asked to extend a song!), and employs much video tomfoolery.

Between the tracks there is footage of the band, especially Jon talking about how hip it is to all be together again. It's quite nice, with a very family feel.

As a bonus 'Heart of the Sunrise' filmed in Canada is included. It's a very pleasant rendition, and there are good shots of all of the band. To my mind this isn't the one on the 'Evening of Yes Music Plus' video - some of the shots/ angles are different, unless they re-editted it for copyright reasons, etc.

It's a nice item to have, but not essential.

duncanparsons | 3/5 |


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