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9012 LIVE (DVD)

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.22 | 110 ratings

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progkidjoel
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3 stars Yes - 9012LIVE

Review by ProgKidJoel

Yes' 9012LIVE is the only live DVD the band has released during their pop-rock stint, and rightly so - Its obviously not the best or proggiest material the band has ever released. Its underrated by many, but its admittedly not their best. Its a great live performance of an average album, and features some of the worst hair and outfits you will ever see.

The two best live renditions are easily CHANGES and HOLD ON, both featuring some decent improvisation and some delicious live stunts. These two really bring the concert to life, and enhances the overall performance and enjoyment you'll get from this solid set. The major downfall of this disc would have to be the live performance of STARSHIP TROOPER - Its just can't be done without Howe... A dissapointing and somewhat regretful closer to an otherwise good DVD.

The sound and picture is good on this disc, although what you're seeing isn't so pretty as far as hair, colour coordination and hair goes. I guess its a good thing they dressed 80's for an 80's performance of an 80's album. The concert could have been filmed better, but the quality is consistent and leaves little to be desired sonically or visually.

This one is great for big YES fans, but its lack of Steve Howe and crappy rendition of STARSHIP TROOPER reduce its overall score.

Enjoy! -Joel

progkidjoel | 3/5 |

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