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- Songs Include: Your Move/All Good People, The Clap, And You and I, Close to the Edge, Excerpts from The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Roundabout, Yours Is No Disgrace, Excerpt from Starship Trooper
- Rainbow Theatre, December 1972, London
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The six performances on here are for: "Your Move/I've Seen All Good People," "The Clap," "And You And I," "Close To The Edge," "Jingle Bells/Hallelujah/Roundabout" and "Yours Is No Disgrace" as an encore.
"Your Move.." is quite a nice performance as vocalist Jon Anderson is using his ethereal upper-register, and Steve Howe is playing mind-blowing material on his guitar (though in the first half, he plays what looks like a mandolin.) The vocal harmonies exchanged by Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire and Steve are nice as well. I also liked watching keyboardist Rick Wakeman clapping his hands during the handclapping section. "The Clap" is an extraordinary workout by Steve Howe. It was nice watching the close-ups on the fretboard, and watching Steve's amazing technique and virtuosity.
Elsewhere, hearing and seeing this live performance of "Close To The Edge" was quite refreshing, and sits quite nicely with the studio version. The opening was melodic and mesmerizing, although there were some parts in the beginning where you couldn't see the bandmembers, due to some of the art collages. This may annoy some viewers as this appears in other places during the performance, particularly during the third movement, "I Get Up, I Get Down.Read more ›
Then after the title shows up, the band goes right into "I've Seen All Good People". The way it's played is great but Rick Wakeman's organ crescendo at the end of the first half doesn't compare to that of organ great Tony Kaye on the studio recording.
After that is a nice version of "The Clap" with just Steve Howe and his Martin 0014 Acosutic Guitar.
Then some tunes from their latest studio album (at the time), first comes "And You And I" where they skip Steve Howe's 12-String acoustic guitar intro (but uses a white Gibson EDS-1275 SG Double-Neck Guitar for the other parts that do require 12-String Guitar) but do an alternate beginning (and a more revelatory one at that). Then comes "Close To The Edge" Yes's 6th Longest song though clocking in at 18:40...
Anyway enough with Yes's longest tunes, back to Close To The Edge, through out the song at different times there are clips of underwater microscopic life which in my opinion should have been left out, and just showed the band play. The song is very close to the original studio version, except the end where they drop it a step from F to E flat (I guess because Jon Anderson's voice couldn't take the pressure he put on it like on the album).
Anyway a little stage chatter and Anderson kissing his microphone he introduces Rick Wakeman to do his "Excerpts From The Six Wives Of Henry The VIII".Read more ›
If you read any yes books they say they came in and just recorded one of our Yesshows. This is it. Yes at their best in 73.
They are not trying to impress anyone like on MTV, they are playing a concert.
This movie captures Yes the way they were before they got real big and started touring Stadiums. A real Treasure to have.
The sound and picture is ok, but it was 1973. Enjoy the moment for what it was, a Yesshow in 1973. Rob S.
These musicians' playing is excellent, and their composition is hard to believe - it's hard to believe they just up and created all this material themselves, out of thin air. Pink Floyd was great, and Genesis was great, but could they keep up with these fellows? I think not!
If you appreciate Yes, you ought to have this early taping of Yes when they're all young and their era is young, and everything is new and fresh and excellent.
I have to say that the line-up for this concert is what I truly consider to be Yes. Rick Wakeman simply cannot be touched and the same holds true for Steve Howe and Alan White. Which on a side note, Alan did join the group while the tour was on the road and he filled in without flaw.
I had the pleasure of seeing Yes in 1979 (the round stage) and again in 1984. By far the most compelling show was the '79 show which opened with Siberian Katru and went straight into Heart of the Sunrise (same as the CD version of this tour). Granted that there is not mega effects (like say Pink Floyd's Pulse), but we have to remember that this was the early 70's.
For true Yes fans, this is the DVD to own. Trust me on this. If you like Yes, you will truly appreciate this DVD.
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This is a great classic concert film that would highly benefit by having a blu-ray release with much improved picture and sound. Please.Published 5 days ago by Eugene B.
Yes at their youthful best in 1973 tour. Steve Howe shines on the guitar, Squire is excellent on Bass and Wakeman if perfect for yes. Jon's voice is in good form. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Rob G
great for the period, lots of energy, filmed ok for the time period.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I saw this at theater 40 years ago. It's not the same recordings as on the album of the same name, don't be expecting that. But it's still good.Published 9 months ago by Hyde University
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