Yessongs

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7.61 h 11 min197513+
The ultimate for fans of Progressive Rock legends - Yes - the feature film of their 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, now fully restored. The film features Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe,Rick Wakeman & Alan White. Includes, I`ve Seen All Good People, Clap, And You And I, Close to the Edge, Excerpts from 6 Wives of Henry VIII, Roundabout, Yours is No Disgrace and Starship Trooper
Directors
Peter Neal
Starring
Chris SquireJon AndersonSteve Howe
Genres
Arts, Entertainment, and Culture
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Rick WakemanAlan White
Producers
Brian LaneDavid Speechley
Studio
Screenbound Pictures
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4.3 out of 5 stars

451 global ratings

  1. 69% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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gdavisloopReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
The sound is still Horrible
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Although the 16mm negative > HD transfer has never looked better, I'm afraid they have still not located the original 4-track magnetic sound, or any elements of it. The "DD5.1" mix on this release is clearly derived from a mono track, and it doesn't sound good even for mono - VERY poor fidelity!

Did anyone check if Eddy Offord has the tapes in his garage? Or ANY related tapes?

I've even tried syncing the "Yessongs" CD to the "Yessongs" movie, but unfortunately, many of the tracks on the CD are taken from different performances on the tour.

BTW, the original mono track (which was promised) is ALSO not on the disc; the PCM 2.0 track appears to be a fold-down of the 5.1 "remastered" track.
60 people found this helpful
Mikhail KuzemchenkoReviewed in the United States on November 4, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
DTS 5.1 is a LIE!
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Despite what is on the box and in menu (switch) in reality Blu Ray disc have 2 audio tracks - on PCM 2.0 (bad) and another DD 2.0 (even worse). What a shame!! They wanted to trick people to buy it that way? Terrible job.
33 people found this helpful
100MarkM59/ MarkReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bad Copy.
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This is some awful sound reproduction, and terrible video presentation compared to other very good DVD versions for "Yessongs". What has happened to our media market place?
30 people found this helpful
Paul J. MillenReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Audio settings on this new blu-ray is all screwed up.
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This review is for the blu-ray not for the concert itself. The audio setup is all screwed up. The 5.1 setting is stereo. The mono setting is mono 5.1. I have the Japanese version of the blu-ray and it is correct. This is lame. I'm going to return this.
20 people found this helpful
Matt EvansReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome video…I'm just glad I grew up in that era…
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Yes, it's YES! Awesome video…I'm just glad I grew up in that era….music will NEVER be so original, innovative and inspiring, as it was during those changing years; if you'll notice, all the bands had their own sound during that time…Yes was definitely one of those bands…cherish this film,
it was the real thing, my friends!!!
16 people found this helpful
John A. BertelsReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
3 Stars For Audio/5 Stars for Musical Content
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Unfortunately, watching this via Amazon Prime Video doesn't enable one to achieve the full realization of the musical genius of Yes in their prime. This 1972 performance is also about half of the time of the actual Yessongs audio vinyl/CD.

What you can see, despite the awful sound quality and quasi-acceptable video, is the members of Yes in their youth, playing at the speed of light: Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White. One gets a sense of the virtuosity that was present in the early days and such that enabled them to achieve great success in the world of prog-rock.

For no other reason than this being Yes, I would recommend sitting through the poor audio. I will see if I can get a better-mastered version of this on DVD because it would be worthwhile.
One person found this helpful
E. ProsserReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
DO NOT PURCHASE - INCLUDES FALSE ADVERTISING
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This AMAZON ad/entry contains false advertising.
THERE ARE NO POSTCARDS INCLUDED IN THIS BLU-RAY!!

I contacted the distributor; MVD VISUAL, and they emailed me back the following information about the postcards not being included:

“ Good speaking with you today.
The label has informed us that those postcards were only included in the first pressing of the Blu Ray and are no longer available.
We are working to correct the amazon listing, but we don’t have any extra cards in house or I would send them to you.
My apologies for the hassle.”

AMAZON and the actual BLU-RAY packaging specifically state the four Roger Dean artwork postcards are included in this BLU-RAY.
THAT IS NOT TRUE BUT THEY STILL ADVERTISE AND SALE THIS COMPLETELY SUB-PAR ITEM.

SO SAD THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS.

THIS ITEM DOES NOT DESERVE ONE STAR.

YES’s Management should be notified of this atrocious releases sound and packaging.
3 people found this helpful
C R DAUGHERTYReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic footage.
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What can you say? Despite poor quality, it's a classic. Not something I'll view very often, but certainly something I love having in my collection and will play once in a while. These were great days, indeed, for music, bands and the industry in general. And Yes will always be among the best bands of all time. Period. They were THAT talented, all the way around. Original, creative and powerful, yet did some of the most beautiful music ever done by a 'prog' band. They had it all.
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