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Yes - Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert (DVD) CD (album) cover

SONGS FROM TSONGAS: 35TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (DVD)

Yes

 

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4.30 | 159 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars I had great expectations for this DVD. The only part of it that lived up to those expectations is the acoustic set on the second disc. Here the band seems happy performing their songs, and what a great collection of songs they choose to do acoustically! Even Owner Of A Lonely Heart, a song I usually don't like very much, is great here. My only complaint about the acoustic part of this show is that Jon Anderson speaks too much inbetween the songs (even the other band members seems to be annoyed by this). Apart from that, the acoustic set is perfect and it is worth buying the DVD just for this!

The rest, however, did not impress me that much. As a huge Rick Wakeman fan I was particulary disapointed, since Rick does not seem to be enjoying himself as usual (on the electric part of the show, that is) and also he has some technical problems with his moog. None of the performances are uninspired, but they do not shine as they do on the excellent House Of Yes DVD.

The setlist has some interesting surprises like Sweet Dreams from the 60's and Rythm Of Love from the 80's, both of which are much better here than they were in their original versions. Wakeman was not in the band when these two songs were originally recorded, but here Rick adds brand new keyboard solos to these songs! Amazing! These additions makes these versions far better than they ever were before!

Not the best Yes DVD but well worth having.

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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