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Yessongs (1975)

Yes captured in concert from their 1973 Close to the Edge tour.

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A live concert documentary featuring Yes at the height of their popularity during the 1970's. The film features performances of songs from the classic albums "The Yes Album", "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" as well as a medley from Rick Wakeman's solo album "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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'Yessongs', the film, documents performances from shows Yes played at The Rainbow Theater in London on Dec 15 and 16, 1972, during the 'Close to the Edge' tour. The album 'Yessongs' is not the soundtrack of the film, but a record of various performances from the the 'Fragile' and 'Close to the Edge' tours. Only two performances are the same on the album and film: 'Close to the Edge' itself, and 'Wurm', the closing section of 'Starship Trooper'. In select theaters the film was presented in 4-channel sound, and billed as 'quadraphonic', though actually the sound was three front channels and one rear channel rather than true 'quad'. The audio on all VHS, laserdisc and DVD releases of the film as of 2009 has been two-channel stereo. See more »

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Your Move/I've Seen All Good People
Performed by Yes
Written by Jon Anderson (Your Move) and Chris Squire (All Good People)
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One great concert!
5 May 1999 | by (Mt. Laurel, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Yessongs has to be one of the best live concerts i've seen on screen. Yes has to be one of the best progressive rock bands around. Their music has touched my heart, and these live performaces are just spectacular. Here we have the Alan White on drums, replacing Bill Brufored during the Close to the Edge tour, Rick Wakeman on keyboards, with his amazing solo of 'Excerpts from Wives of Henry..', Chris Squire on bass, Steve Howe, performing 'The Clap' furiously, and Jon Anderson on vocals, who never fails to prove that he has one of the most unique voices in the business. The best songs here, are 'And You And I', 'Yours Is No Disgrace', and 'Close to the Edge'. The only thing about 'Close to the Edge' is that during the song, images of organisms and living cells and what not are shown, and it gets annoying especially during the awesome parts in the song. Also, songs like 'Siberian Khatru', and 'Roundabout', which was found on the CD, isn't found on this film. Either way, the concert is awesome. Yessongs was also hard to find awhile ago, which was out of print for a time. But recently, Yessongs was rereleased on DVD. All Yes fans must see this film.


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