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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on 20 March 2007
Coming out some 3 years after the tour, thought this would be some low budget package.
Essentially it is the whole 2003 tour concert from start to finish, nothing else added, no interviews, fancy graphics, back stage banta, just a good solid Yes show, shot in hi def, with the classic line up doing what they do best.
The liner notes indicate that Mr Howe felt this was one of their best performances and I have to agree all the band appear on form, playing to an appreciative, Montreux Jazz festival crowd. I tend to grade Yes DVD's by how Awaken comes across, and in this case its about the best I've seen/heard, hence a 5 star rating.
Overall, a solid selection of songs, new and old, including a suburb solo rendition of To Be Over, a rocking South Side of the Sky and In the Presence Of benefitting from Rick Wakemans keys.
A worthy addition to the catalogue of Yes concerts and the missing element of the Yes Speak DVD. A must have for all Yes fans and a welcome shot whilst the band are on hiatus