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4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
Paste & Plato

I am waiting for this one ever since seeing the show

This was a fantastic tour with all band members near top of their game. Happy to see the finished product looks and sounds like the show we saw. I was waiting for and talking about this one for quite some time as several members our our family have a real love for the band. Since seeing this set appear on release lists, it was like a calling to get hit and hit play. Finally possible.

RealDT85

Meh...

While the performance has bright spots, it didn’t hold up well to me overall. On the plus side, Rabin-era material has never sounded better and crisp. Also, Jon and Rick sound at the top of their game. The intro jams to the songs were very welcoming too. There are certain things that almost killed this live performance was the added cheer/applause track. Somehow the crowd was hanging on every note? Doubtful. At normal Yes shows, the crowd is immersed and not that quick. The band sounded tight, Lee on bass commands Chris’ bass lines with precision and class too. The drummer is decent for the most part, but seems to trip up on certain parts of song from Alan, and Bill too.

Another factor, Trevor struggles with Steve’s parts in certain songs and it’s too apparent. His changes can have a fresh approach, including in “Awaken” where he handles it well. There are other ones where he tries too hard to twist atmosphere into electricity and mucks up the song: “And You And,“ “Heart of the Sunrise” and “Long Distance Runaround.”

If you have Apple Music, just stream it and if you’re on the fence don’t grab it. As a Yes fan, you won’t be disappointed, but you’ll be reaching for the previous live albums with the current and past line-ups, including Union and AWBH to help your ears. This live performance is solid, but nothing spectacular at all.

theidolnessofmods

Yes!!

I’ve been waiting for this!!!

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