Did I enjoy the show?
C. R. Davidson | Vernon Hills, IL United States | 12/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Live at Queens Park Rangers in England, 1975
The picture's as clear as crystal, however the sound is another story. The band can barely be heard above the stadiums echo a lot of the time. Even so, their stellar perfomance shown through like a beacon in the fog as the essence of the show and I went away happy.PT.1, 87 min. 1. Introduction~Sound Chaser
2. Close To The Edge
3. To Be Over
4. Gates Of Delirium
5. I've Seen All Good People
6. Long Distance Runaround
7. Clap Pt.2, 67 min. (Available Separately) 1. And You & I
3. Round About
4. Sweet Dreams
5. Yours Is No Disgrace"
Shoot the sound man!
Mr B. R. CLARKE | 07/29/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This was sooooooo disappointing!! The sound crew succeeded in converting the first half (Vol. 1) of this excellent concert into one of the worst recordings of all time. I can't remember hearing a more incompetent professional sound mix. Ironic then that the band opened with Sound Chaser. The vision is excellent and Patrick Moraz on keyboards is inspirational. But the sound mix stinks ... I mean REALLY stinks. The bass and drums are very low, the lead vocal drops in and out, and in To Be Over, Jon Anderson's rhythm guitar painfully overpowers the whole band while Steve Howe's guitar is virtually inaudible. On Gates of Delirium the wonderful keyboard counterpoint to the slide guitar on Soon the Light is completely lost in the mix. The band must have been furious afterwards when they heard what the sound crew had come up with ... I would have been. Any other band, Vol. 1 wouldn't be worth selling at a car boot sale. But it's Yes and if you're a Yes fan it's worth getting. If you're not, skip this and just buy Vol. 2 of this two part set - the sound on that one is great!"
YES BATTLES THE SINISTER WARLORDS 70'S PSYCHIC OPPRESSION...
Ernest L. Street | philadelphia, pa. USA | 12/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS MY FAVORITE LIVE YES DVD, 2ND IS THE SONG "AWAKEN" ON THE KEY'S TO ASCENSION DVD... OUTSTANDING ON SO MANY LEVELS...
QPR VOL 1
THOUGH THEIR HAIR AND CLOTHES ARE LIKE WHAT!!! LOL...
THIS IS NO PUSSYFOOT PERFORMANCE...
CHECK OUT STEVE'S BLISTERING GUITAR SOLO ON THE INTRO TO CLOSE TO THE EDGE; FOUND ONLY ON THIS DVD...
SEE PATRICK AS (FUNKY MOZART) MISS A CUE AT THE OUTRO OF SOUND CHASER AND JUMP BACK IN THE SONG WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT...
SEE AND HEAR BRAVE ALLEN'S WICKED AND MELODIC DRUMMING, A STATEMENT TO BRUFORD!
SEE AND WITNESS (UNKNOWINGLY) JON'S MICROPHONE SONICALLY COMPRESS SOUND LEVELS FROM THE KEYBOARDS AND STEVE'S GUITAR, WHENEVER A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT IS STRUCK IN FRONT OF IT.... SPINAL TAP REVISITED
PREPARE A CUP OF YOUR "STRONGEST MAGIC"
CUE THESE SONGS IN THIS ORDER...
INTRO~SOUND CHASER>>>CLOSE TO THE EDGE>>>GATES OF DELIRIUM...'STOP!
DON'T OVER LOAD ON THE MUSIC... IF NEED BE, "TO BE OVER" WORKS WELL AS AN ENCORE...
HAPPY TRAILS, FROM REDWOLF"
Don't waste your money.
J. Garaguso | New Jersey | 12/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"People here are saying "If you're a Yes fan, you must have this!". Well, I'm completely the opposite. I AM a huge Yes fan, seen them all the way back to the Tales tours, and I was so frustrated at the sound quality of this disc I wanted to throw it against the wall. It is simply horrible. Sure, the video is cool. But what good is that? This isn't a silent Charlie Chaplin film we are buying here gang, it's a CONCERT DVD! Yes are musicians that play MUSIC folks! What good is it if you can't hear THE MUSIC!?! Buy the second volume of this show instead. It is light years better that Vol. 1."