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Symphonic Prog

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5 stars I have no words, this concert is perfect. The band is perfect, the orchestra is perfect, and the keyboardist Tom Brislin is also perfect and he replaced Rick Wakeman very well.

The songs are fantastic and they are wonderfully ´performed by both band and orchestra. It all starts with an kicking-ass version of Close to the Edge, and for this is the best version of this song. After CTTE the orchestra performs a little and then Steve Howe gives the first chords of Long Distance Runaround. I never liked it very much, but this version is lovable. Don't Go is the next one, and it's an wonderful song, I just love it. In The Presence Of is the masterpiece of the Magnification album, and it's basically the same here as it is on the album. the next one is the astonishing, mind-blowing epic masterpiece Gates Of Delirium. This song is one of the highlights on this DVD and it's just terrific to see Yes playing it.

Steve Howe does an demonstration of his virtuosity on his guitar solo, especially when he plays Mood For a Day. Starship Trooper is on it's best version by far, and the orchestra kicks ass on this song. Magnification is a nice song, but it isn't so good. I think they could have played Dreamtime instead of this one. And You And I is fantastic, as it always is. Ritual is next, an it's 30 minutes of Delirium. Chris Squire goes bonkers on this one. I've Seen all Good People is on it's best version by far as well. The last two songs are performed without the orchestra, but these songs doesn't necessarely needs an orchestra. Owner Of A Lonely Heart is the only song from the Eighties Yes, and it's the best one from that era. It all ends with the wonderful Roundabout, which is, well, wonderful!

I can safely say that this concert is the best Yes concert ever and one of the best in music history, and I will never get tired of it. this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for every prog fan there is, and also for fans of great music.

paixoxo | 5/5 |


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