9012Live - The Solos (Expanded) Original recording remastered
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This expanded edition is a must have and contrary to the belief that Japanese versions are superior to domestic releases, it is not true here. This expanded edition has two added songs originally not included that make it well worth the purchase and the remastering job is very noticeable without having to own a thousand dollar stereo system.There is not an expanded booklet,but better looking artwork then the original release.
Thank you Yes and Friday music for making this available and also for still making CD's available to us people who still appreciate a real physical product and not subjecting us to mandatory downloads to get great music.
Is it worth it? Well, sorta -- if you organized these performances amongst & between the 90125 songs, you'd have a pretty decent concert. Toward that end, this expanded edition's two additional band songs almost reach a balance -- and save the ardent collector from having to dig up the two singles where they previously appeared.
Best moments? "Solly's Beard" features nice acoustic guitar from Trevor Rabin, even if he does like to drift off into show-offy stuff [hey, it was the 80s!]. Jon's voice-and-synth "Soon" is kinda nice, and leaves the full-band versions from the 70s sounding a little overly busy. Chris Squire and Alan White's "Whitefish" is largely just a compendium of Squire's riffs from songs no longer played by the band: "The Fish", "Sound Chaser" and "Tempus Fugit" -- all pretty great riffs. "Amazing Grace" is still a great melody; in person this solo performance is pretty darn tremendous. In comparison, Tony Kaye's "Si" is just a mishmash of stuff thrown together, like the opening from Bach's "Toccata & Fugue in D minor". It doesn't go anywhere, it doesn't do anything -- it's not really anything in itself, and doesn't demonstrates Mr Kaye's greatest strengths.
Meanwhile, this expanded version still shows the same blind spot of the original.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All Yes fans, and especially those who liked this eighties lineup, should relish this mini CD of live concert recordings from that period. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James
I'd been looking for this for years; one of my favorite "live" albums of all time.Published 8 months ago by R. Gillespie
Finally received this classic yes cd with a rare version of the song "Soon" which is a delight to hear again in over 25 years since it's release.Published 10 months ago by gomezarts
Having "It can happen" as a bonus track is worth the price alone.Published 15 months ago by Chris Archevald
Cool remastered version but not as cool as the video. Same length as the record. I know there is a longer version of "City of Love". Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ruben Torres
I got to see the 9012 Live tour and it was freaking awesome!
Hubby was on the crew and I remember the first show I attended he'd told me it was a 3 hour show. Read more