In The Present - Live From Lyon
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In The Present - Live From Lyon

29 Nov 2011

6.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Siberian Khatru
I've Seen All Good People
Tempus Fugit
Astral Traveller
Yours Is No Disgrace
And You And I
Corkscrew (Acoustic Solo)
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
South Side Of The Sky
Machine Messiah
Heart Of The Sunrise
Starship Trooper

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Nov 2011
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Frontiers Records
  • Total Length: 2:09:03
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  • ASIN: B0067JY8EC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,570 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album 6 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
Having been a keen follower of the group for the past 35 years I believe I am able to give a balanced review of the album. I actually like the new line-up. Benoit sounds better than I originally thought he would do. His vocals are excellent. This album really does the business for me. Ok, the line-up featured is the last but one. The production and sound is clear, with great depth and mastered very nicely. Nobody is left out in the mix. Plus the packaging is a real treat and I love the artwork by Roger Dean. As for the actual playing itself, Yes hasn't sounded this good since the mid 1980's. I cannot criticise anyone. I did read some of the one star reviews on, with much surprise actually. However, I've come to the conclusion that these guys must either have been listening to a different album or had some preconceived opinions to air. This album is *not* a one star album! Stand out tracks for me are, Siberian Khatru, Astral Traveller & Machine Messiah. This is a great album and a worthy addition to your Yes collection.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome addition 10 Jan 2012
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Do we really need yet another Yes live album, one that doesn't even have Jon Anderson on it? Do we rally need yet another version of Starship Trooper and Roundabout? I wasn't so sure beforehand but now I have heard this I reckon it is very worth having.

The sound is miles better than the House of Yes CD from a few years ago, Steve Howe is playing better than I have ever heard him, Oliver Wakeman proves to be a real chip off the old block, and its the only chance to hear tracks from Drama played live as far as I know.

The vocals are the only problem because you can't help comparing them but in truth Benoit David does a difficult job very well. I have a lot of sympathy for him: if he tries to put in any sort of flourishes it will be assumed that he tried to copy Jon and failed, but if he doesn't then its going to be a soulless exercise.

I think he pulls it off, and it does help that the rest of the band are at the top of their game.

The whole thing is beautifully packaged and has 2 hours of music on 2 CDs plus nearly an hour on DVD.

It also passes the acid test of a live album: do I wish I had been there in Lyon in 2009? Yes I do.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A genuine "progression" 29 Jan 2012
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As a long term fan of the group (going on 35 years now), I was sceptical about yet another live release from the group. However having listened to it several times, I can fully appreciate the wisdom of releasing this at this juncture in their career. It not only brings new life to some older classics, but also allows the group to be more flexible in their choices & play some of the "long lost" Drama era epics (Tempus Fugit & Machine Messiah) as well as Astral Traveller from the Banks era. These are all truly welcome and reflect the changes that appear to have occurred since Jon Anderson was sidelined. All the classics are still present & correct (And You And I, Starship Trooper & Yours is no Disgrace etc) and it is also a welcome to see appearances of South Side of the Sky as well as Onward. For those of you wary about the introduction of Benoit David to the line up should not worry in the slightest, as he brings out all the nuances of Anderson as well as introducing his own voice to the mix, which amounts to being a pleasant cross between both Anderson & Horn. The results are very good indeed. Long may it continue and I look forward to a live release from the Fly From Here tour. I have the bonus DVD with this package, which is a nice touch, though I would have liked to have seen at least a couple of extra full tracks included - though as a "bonus" disc it does its job well enough. 4 Stars overall as I feel that there was scope for at least a couple of extra tracks they could have played (such as Going For the One or Gates of Delirium - now that would have made this a 5 star plus if they had been included).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still very much alive 11 Jan 2012
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Ok,this isn't the present lineup but the one with Oliver Wakeman on keyboards. This, however, is a welcome addition to the various live offerings Yes have produced over the years. Firstly, let's get one quibble aside, Siberian Khatru lacks the pace and aggression that has made it a really great opener in the past. It seems to me in recent years that Steve Howe has just eased off the throttle a bit on this one. But that aside it is still a good track. What really makes this stand out are the tracks from Drama that at last get an airing live (Tempus Fugit being an underrated Yes classic), Astral Traveller (proof that Yes were a band to reckon with before the Yes album) and a beautiful version of Onward, (a track that I was never particularly keen on in its studio form). All the other tracks are present and correct in their execution live and at last Steve Howe seems to have put his mark on Owner of a Lonely Heart. The DVD is the icing on the cake with a live preformace of Machine Messiah and if I could give it another half star for that I would.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flying High 10 Dec 2011
By Kevin
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I have loved the music of Yes for very nearly 40 years and have seen them play live more than any other band. I was really looking forward to this package for two main reasons. Firstly I wanted to see and hear how the two new members fitted in and performed. And secondly I wanted to hear them perform songs from Drama. I think I'm right in saying that Jon Anderson had always refused to perform anything from an album he never appeared on. Of the two new members, Benoit David was especially good, playing acoustic guitar on several tracks and singing beautifully.

Whilst the two CDs are excellent, it was the DVD which was, for me, the jewel in the crown. I loved seeing the band giving a slightly new twist to old, familiar songs, as well as the revealing and informative interviews spread throughout the DVD. The highlight was, without doubt, a stunning rendition of Machine Messiah from Drama which closed the show.

Well done to Frontiers for issuing this well put-together package. Next time can we have more of the live shows on DVD please? Oh, and superb value for money too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent
As with all yes albums this is a good live album but not a great one. Although Benoit David is good he is NOT Jon Anderson and that's what is missing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Fireball 61
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant return to form
the album was really good but unfortunately the d.v.d. that came with it wont play on my player so I'm waiting to try on another machine!!
Published 14 months ago by hammers64
5.0 out of 5 stars slower but great
Have been listening to this cd for 6 months now,yes a little bit slower but i think this adds to this live performance,why would i want to listen to studio work the whole idea of... Read more
Published 18 months ago by kgm
4.0 out of 5 stars How to make music you've performed for 30-40 years sound different
I'd like to say that I HAVEN'T been listening to Yes for 30+ years (as a lot of the other reviewers HAVE) but unfortunately I can't. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Plug
3.0 out of 5 stars Live from Lyon
The recent line-up of Yes is "Interesting", to say the least.I expected the new vocalist to sound a little like Jon Anderson, but, if you close your eyes you are listening to... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Robert Grimes
1.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like a Yes Tribute Band but it really is YES!!!
What an earth has happened here to YES one of my favourite Bands of all time.
Come Back Jon Anderson and help sort out this disaster. Read more
Published on 10 April 2012 by Andrew Goodman
1.0 out of 5 stars Shocking, Shocking, Shocking
What happened to this band and why did no one point out how languid this performance is? Surely in rehearsal SOMEONE must have thought "Hold on, this is really awful". Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2012 by musical-river
2.0 out of 5 stars Unsettling
With Yes coming back to Australia soon I wanted to hear how age and Benoit affected the show. I found it quite unsettling. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2012 by Strings
3.0 out of 5 stars For the completist only
I have over 20 CDs of live music from Yes (no bootlegs) and a few solo live performances from Steve Howe. I was intrigued by this release to see what Benoit David could do. Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2012 by Simon Crown
Published on 4 Jan 2012 by FAIRPORT69
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