This is a stellar display of musicianship that shows how much the band has matured over the past 20 years, although Chris Squire is not involved in the production due to legal issues of Chris owning the rights to the band name 'Yes' at the time. Unlike Yessongs, this is a complete concert filmed on the last night of the ABWH tour. The highlight of this, at least for me, is Rick's keyboard solo. The camera gets great shots of his hands playing the most difficult runs and chordings. It is simply amazing. Another highlight, which never made it onto the CD release, is I've Seen All Good People. The two back-up musicians get their own solos for a couple of bars and then the song changes for the better. The chorus changes keys a couple of times as does the melody. It's a welcome change to an overplayed song(compared to Sound Chaser, anyway) and I wish they would perform it that way live still.
But what makes this video so enjoyable, among other things, is that the entire concert is performed flawlessly. 2 1/2 hours of insanely difficult music played without a single error. If you like Yes, you must get your hands on this.
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