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5 stars Great concert!

During the years some BIG bands had attempt (in fact had done) a mix between the band and an orchestra, to give it a some "extra" symphonic sound, not always has been the best thing, but in this case, Yes with an orchestra makes this DVD awesome, the sound here is great, of course with it´s ups and downs, but in general i think this was a great idea, and very well placed and performanced.

Now im in the shoes of a Yes´fan, so what more could we ask?, i mean, here we can see Close to the Edge, Gates of Delirium and Ritual, 3 big songs, 3 of the most representative songs ever made by this monster of progressive rock, and that´s not the best, the best is that those 3 big songs were very well performanced, honestly i have enough with only that 3 songs that i love, of course i also love Heart of the Sunrise, Roundabout etc, but i cant imagine a concert with that 3 songs. OMG!

All the video is awesome, and one extra point, no Wakeman here eh?, but i dont miss him, in this concert Wakeman, Moraz, Kaye etc were replaced by a young keyboardist called Tom Brislin, i dont know anything about him, but believe me, he did a great job here.

The tracklist is incredible, they performanced various of their classic songs, and some of ther newest songs, in that era Magnification was their new release, which i like so much, they played from Close to the Edge, through Long distance , Mood for aDay, Gates of Delirium, Ritual, Roundabout, to Owner of a Lonely Heart and Magnfication, actually there were 15 songs, but you can imagine, with CTTE, GOD and Ritual , you´ll spend one hour watching those excellent songs, i think the concert was over 3 hours, fantastic!

Obviously i wont review song by song, but i can comment some of their best moments, for example i love when Jon speak tothe crowd introducing In the Prescence of , and of course when Howe makes his marvelous guitar solo, Gates of Delirium is my fav Yes song, so you can imagine i use to repeat that song when the DVD finishes, because it was a great performance, And You And I was of course another igh moment, beautiful, also Owner of a Lonely Heart is nice here making good concetion between band and audience, and during the concert we can appreciate some orchestrás members singins making some happy movements etc, showing us the current mood in the concert which is another extra point here.

I love this DVD, as i said above it´s lenght is over 3 hours, so you have to watch it in good mood, dont watch it if you are tired of something because it could be big enough for you. Of course this DVD is highly recommendale, i wont be so strict, because there are a couple of details for example Dont Go, i dont like it so much, but anyway this album is a masterpiece, if not at least an excellent addition to any prog lover, actually i would give it 4.7 stars, so 5 !

memowakeman | 5/5 |


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