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YES ACOUSTIC: GUARANTEED NO HISS

Yes

 

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3.61 | 98 ratings

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Proglodita
4 stars Too short!

Yes, that is the main problem with this DVD. Gorgeous is an excellent word to describe it, but too short.

OK, let start. This was a live performance in a studio, or something like a little hall, with just a couple of people as public, so you can hear them applauding by the end of the songs (I think together with the crew). But, at the time, it was a live transmission to 25 cinemas around the USA, something that was never made before (we are talking about January 2004).

The sound is really good. I mean, I feel delighted watching it with a not-so-moderate volume in 5.1 surround or DTS. You can hear one by one each instrument: Rick Wakeman's authority in the piano, Steve Howe with his style landed down in an acoustic guitar, Alan White and his feeling to play with the right intensity at every moment, Chris Squire and his talent, he really teaches how to play the acoustic bass, and the voice of Jon Anderson, sounding almost the same as 30 years ago. Jon also plays an acoustic guitar in most of the songs. It's actually a rhythm guitar difficult to recognize in some moments, but an excellent complement.

I congratulate the band and the crew. They built a jewel form a live performance. But only 38 minute.

So, why only 4 stars? I'm very careful with the 5 stars, and as I was not sure about giving 4 or 5, that means this is not truly a masterpiece.

Proglodita | 4/5 |

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