Yes - Yessongs (1972)
Genre Muziek
Film Release Datum 1972
Land Verenigde Staten
Taal Engels
Filmkeuring unrated
Speelduur 77 min.
Medium DVD
Kleur Kleur
Acteurs
Steve Howe
Jon Anderson
Alan White
Chris Squire
Rick Wakeman
Medewerkers
Regisseur Peter Neal
Verhaal
Yes was on tour to promote the recent release of Close to the Edge when this energetic performance was captured on 16-millimeter film in London's Rainbow Theatre in December 1972. Although this DVD was mastered from a ragged print (with plenty of scratches evident throughout), this is actually the better of the two Yes discs available (the other--Live in Philadelphia--has an even murkier transfer from videotape), with marginally better sound quality and a 75-minute performance that finds the band at the height of their "early years" popularity. The lineup is the same as that of the 1979 performance in Philadelphia (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Rick Wakeman), but this concert is by a much younger, much more ambitious band that was still forging its formidable prog-rock identity. As a result this is the more valuable of the two Yes performances on DVD--a tighter, sharper, more satisfying look at the band at the peak of their creativity. It's also worth noting that they allowed room for solo improvisations (such as Howe's playful rendition of "The Clap" and Wakeman's excerpts from "The Six Wives of Henry VIII"), but as a group they remained intimately faithful to their studio recordings. And although even die-hard fans will grumble about the film's murky quality (which DVD can do nothing to improve), camera access was adequate for this show and each member of the band is given adequate screen time to demonstrate his instrumental virtuosity--particularly Howe, whose guitar work here is nothing short of amazing. While it's unfortunate that both DVDs featuring live Yes music leave much to be desired, this disc is definitely worth owning if you've ever wanted to see the giants of '70s prog-rock at the top of their game. --Jeff Shannon
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Index 5292
Verzamel Status In Verzameling
Aanschafdatum 24-2-2007
Koppelingen Amazon US
Editie gegevens
Release Datum 17-12-1997
Scherm Verhouding NTSC 4:3
Ondertitels Geen
Geluidssporen Dolby Digital 2.0
Lagen Enkelzijdig, Enkellaags
Aantal 1
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