Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yes Live at Montreux 2003|
Actors: Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White
Director: Julian Nicole-Kay
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Yes is one of the most innovative and successful rock bands of all time with a career that now spans five decades. In 2003 the band made their first appearance at the Montreux Festival, despite having a long association... more »
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This Yes live DVD pushes all the others aside. This is trul
Rykre | Carson City, Nevada | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although YesYears is the perfect documentary DVD to have of Yes, this new DVD of Yes "Live at the Montreaux" even exceeds the quality and appeal of the "Songs of Tsongas" DVD that I've bought last year.
The picture quality is excellent. I'd say that this was filmed in either High Definition or it was, at least, filmed with very high quality cameras put to high quality film. What makes this one better (to me) over "Tsongas" is the line-up of the tunes. They played more of the classic standards from the seventies, plus it allowed for them all to enjoy showing off some of their solo work. Rick Wakeman's solo alone makes the whole show so rewarding to watch and to own. I don't have any Rick Wakeman DVD's where his performance entertained me as much as his solo did on this DVD.
I am hearing some sound quality flaws here and there but it's not too disturbing. And, at one point, I think Jon Anderson was censored for saying something that had to be "bleeped" out. Oh well.
"Keys to Ascension" was my favorite live Yes DVD because of the chosen songs. But this new "Live at Montreaux" DVD surpasses the appeal of all the known releases of Yes performed live. (To me anyway).
Jump on it people! It's that good!!!!"
In a Weak Moment
John E. Payne | 03/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
I am like everybody else with a whole shelf of Yes DVDs. I swore I would never buy another one until a new album came out but in a weak moment I bought this one. I am sad to report that if you are a Yes fan, you have to own this! Remember the "Keys" DVD; this is what we hoped that one would have been the best video of the classic line up. That one fell short but after all now we have the 35th anniversary one right? Well, this one as the other reviewers have pointed out is the best one yet & they are right. The band was on fire and on their best behavior. Just buy it now and put the 35th on the shelf for awhile."
Like a rat taking my pellet.
B. Kerven | Fort Meade, MD | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Curse you, YES! Though I swore I wouldn't buy any more of your bi-annual live DVDs, you got me again! Great set, great setting, the right cast of players, 16:9 picture, DTS, and notably the only YES live DVD I own that has Heart of the Sunrise on it.
I'm a little weirded out that, even though this was recorded in Montreux, Going for the One wasn't played... or Vevey... weird.
I really mean it this time, guys... this is it! No more!
At least until your imminent stream of 40th anniversary CDs and DVDs next year...
S. Schulman | New York, NY | 03/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Don't get me wrong... I love this band and I am thankful that we have another DVD to capture the live Yes experience. The audio is great and it doesn't seem to be "touched up" in any way, although I only got to watch the first couple of songs last night before my kids took over the TV... If you are into close ups of Steve Howe's fingers (even during Rick's solo's), you've come to the right place. I couldn't even tell what Chris Squire was wearing until the third or fourth song. It seems like they had four cameras, with one permanently focused on each person but Chris, who is obviously the most dynamic performer of the bunch. Again, I am grateful for any recording of this band, but it's frustrating to have the camera focusing on Steve or Jon during keyboard or bass solo's. Any Yes fan knows that you need to be ready to watch Rick's fingers during the harpsichord part of Siberian Khatru, but the director (who was probably affiliated with the Jazz Festival or the original TV broadcast, not the band) seems a bit late on all of these types of parts. All in all, though, it's a great set list and a piece of history that every Yes fan should have."