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LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R. VOL. 1



Symphonic Prog

3.44 | 76 ratings

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4 stars WHAT? really, WHAT IS THIS???!!!, better said... WHY?. I was given a 2 DVD VERSION of this same show, containing in its complete, with many numbers (And You And I, Rondabout, Yours Is Not Disgrace, Mood For A Day, etc) not included on this 1 disc version. I simply donīt understand it. I guess I was given a bootleg version... but it doesnīt look like that !!!. So probably I was given an early 2 DVD version of this show, and latter some stupid decided to edit out several songs and put onto a dissapointing 1 DVD version.

The performace itself is awesome, with John Andersonīs voice at his truly best Iīve ever heard. The other members are all on fire, and mistakes are just a few (most noticeable is the fake tempo played on Keyboards during a few seconds of Yours Is Not Disgrace) here and there.

The show is killer, and itīs such a special thing the fact it was recorded on an open air venue, starting at the evening with almost no stage lights and ending with full lights as it was at night.

Sadly, the lowest point is the sound mixing, itīs clearer than Yessongs, but itīs inconsistent, I mean, sometimes Howeīs guitar sounds too quiet and in another moment it sounds too loud. The same thing happen with Keyboards. Fortunately that doesnīt occur with drums and bass, but it happen some time to time with voices (less noticiable than guitars and keyboards).

Cameras work, neverthless, is excelent, showing every Yes member whenever the situation needed. When Steve is playing a solo the cameras go to him, the same thing happen when Anderson is singing, when Patrick does a wonderful piano solo after Long Distance Runaround (not shure if this crappy 1 disc version shows it), etc

So I give this gem just 4 stars because of the sound mixing.


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