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Yes: Live at Montreux 2003

By Published: April 13, 2007
There's no denying that there's little to nothing that's selfless about Yes, where a certain amount of "look at me, look at me" pervades any performance. That said, this DVD is an absolute treasure trove for fans and a terrific place to start for newcomers. Yessongs (Atlantic, 1973) has long been considered the defining live document of this line-up, but Live at Montreux surpasses it with ease, the only possible complaint being that, with a performance this strong, an extended show with additional material would have been most welcome. Still, with the members of Yes now in their early sixties, two-and-a-quarter hours of music this vivid and enduring is as much as any viewer could ask for.

Tracks: Siberian Khatru; Magnification; Don't Kill the Whale; In the Presence Of; We Have Heaven; South Side of the Sky; And You and I; To Be Over; The Clap; Show Me; Rick Wakeman Solo Medley; Heart of the Sunrise; Long Distance Runaround; The Fish; Awaken; I've Seen All Good People; Roundabout.

Personnel: Jon Anderson: vocals, acoustic guitar; Steve Howe: guitars, vocals; Rick Wakeman: keyboards; Chris Squire: bass, vocals; Alan White: drums, percussion.

Feature: Approximate running time 137 minutes. Aspect ratio: 16:9 (Wide Screen).

Photo Credit
Captured from Live at Montreux 2003, courtesy of Eagle Eye Media

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