Live At Montreux 2003
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Live At Montreux 2003

February 5, 2008

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  Song Title
Siberian Khatru (Live)
Magnification (Live)
Don't Kill The Whale (Live)
In The Presence Of (Deeper/Death Of Eg/True Beginner/Turn Around And Remember) (Live)
We Have Heaven (Live)
South Side Of The Sky (Live)
And You And I (Cord Of Life/Eclipse/The Preacher The Teacher/Apocalypse) (Live)
To Be Over (Live)
Clap (Live)
Disc 2
Show Me (Live)
Rick Wakeman Solo
Heart Of The Sunrise (Live)
Long Distance Runaround
The Fish (Live)
Awaken (Live)
I've Seen All Good People (Your Move/All Good People) (Live)
Roundabout (Live)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 5, 2008
  • Release Date: February 5, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Eagle Rock
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd
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  • Total Length: 2:08:52
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  • ASIN: B001LJX6D2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,534 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stravinsky's favourite band delivers and dazzles! September 26, 2007
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As if to silence any doubters, YES delivers in this disc and the accomapnying DVD what is perhaps the best concert of their 39+ years, and I have listened to, and attended, a lot of YES concerts, good and bad. Montreux must bring out the very best in performers, jazz, blues, rock, whatever. There is a special place in the musical heavens for Claude Nobs. His collection of Miles Davis concerts are among the best ever by Miles, particularly in the electric mode. This YES concert is a tour de force on so many fronts, it is hard to know where to begin, except the beginning.
As Howe strikes the first notes and chords of Siberian Khatru, I wasn't quite sure I was going to be happy with this. You figure at a certain point, it has to be tiring (listen to any Nash version of Our House post 1974). But a clean and sober Wakeman is a formidable beast to reckon with and when he launches in a few beats later, this concert takes off and never stops. The intensity and the power and the commitment to the music is so incredibly strong, I do believe that this is the very best concert they have ever performed.
On the CD, Anderson's naft pattering is at a minimum, and so the music moves from strength to strength all the way through for 2 1/2 hours over two discs. I felt exhilarated at every turn n the music. And there is nothing here by rote. One of the real hallmarks of a band's musicality for me is how successfully they end a tune. With each and every selection from SK through to Roundabout I felt like leaping out of my chair or car. In ensemble mode, YES breathes new found fire into their performances. The interplay in the rhythm section between Squire and White has never sounded so astoundingly driving, nuanced and creative. As I mentioned, a clean and sober Wakeman dusts all comers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars YES: Strengths & Weaknesses On Display October 25, 2007
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A big YES fan--CLOSE TO THE EDGE remains, in my opinionated opinion, the greatest rock album of all time; YES are incredible live--I purchased LIVE AT MONTREUX 2003 the very moment I learned of it's availability.

A new YESSONGS? Not so sure... If, like me, you'll be adding this to your collection--I bought the DVD too--you may want to check your expectations. On the plus side, as you move through this 2 CD set, it picks up. I've no doubt the crowd loved the show: the effect of recency on memory.

"Siberian Khatru"--good... If you see Joe Satriani live he improvises on his classics; keeps the standards fresh. Would be great to hear Steve Howe and Rick Wakemean do the same.

"Magnification"--On the whole I like the MAGNIFICATION album. Not one of YES's best, but it's always good to hear new YES music. Sadly.. "Magnification" just doesn't work live... Too much Jon Anderson, too little band, the mix sounds hollow, something's missing... When I first heard MAGNIFICATION songs live they didn't play well, but I figured the more they were played live the better they'd get. Still sound the same.

"Don't Kill The Whale"--This has always been one of my least favorite YES songs: even in the 80s the mix seemed wrong. Someone who loves this tune should review it. (GOING FOR THE ONE has some excellent alternatives, like "Parallels" which is on YESSHOWS.)

"In The Presence Of"--One of my favorite tracks from the MAGNIFICATION album. Again... see notes on "Magnification" above... it just doesn't work live. The background vocals detract. (Why? They're fine on "South Side, "And You & I"?) Seems to me "Presence" could be great live... Once again, with feeling...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This has just blown me away. I grew up with Yes (literally from diapers onward) and I had no idea they recorded something as late as 2003 and sounded THIS GOOD! I hadn't heard South Side of the Sky in so many years, my goodness what an amazing song. And Jon Anderson's voice - Chris Squire's amazing backing vocals (if you like Chris, RUN and purchase Fish Out Of Water, one of the greatest CD's released by Yes or any of it's members), Wakeman's keyboard work is stupendous, Steve Howe's masterful guitar work... I could go on and on. I am so impressed with this, I will have to break down and purchase it! What a find, so thrilled to come across this. "Yes Forever!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it April 10, 2013
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I have the concert DVD and love it, so was happy to get the CD as well. Great songs well-performed. I wish that they would have the 35th Anniversary concert Songs from Tsongas available as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Concert January 31, 2013
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This is an awesome Live performance from Yes and these guys play a lot of their classic songs on this mp3 album. It is well worth buying for any Yes fan !
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5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive Yes concert January 29, 2013
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As a fan from the beginning this has to be their definitive live recording. Great mix of material. Stunning solos. Great atmosphere. The whole recipe could not be improved. For anyone who does not know Yes then this is a good place to start. For fans it's a must have album.
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