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4.0 out of 5 stars The final word?, 30 July 2007
This review is from: Yes - Classic Artists Vol.3 [DVD] (DVD)
There are probably those saying 'not another Yes DVD', but this one is, in my opinion, the best biographical account of the group to date.

True, it doesn't have the same amount of live material interspersed as on, say, 'YesYears' and the graphical design may not be cutting edge, but the interviews are, for the most part, where the action's at.

It's a shame there's no Trevor Rabin interview (bar an old 2 minute segment) but Peter Banks is especially interesting and Steve Howe, as always, is eloquent, insightful and slightly arrogant (in a nice way!). I'm sure Chris Squire never wants to recount - again - about the first time he met Jon Anderson!! Interviews with the likes of Mike Tait, Eddie Offord and Roger Dean also add colour to the times recounted.

It's probably fair to say there's little or no archive material left in the Yes vaults as there's nothing new here on these disks in the way of concert footage - just the odd snippet of Yessongs or the '75 QPR gig that most fans will already be familiar with. I guess that elusive footage of a '76 US tour show may never be found.

Extras include elongated interviews with the main players - including a 'road trip' with Chris Squire around the streets of London at night, pointing out landmarks in the Yes story. A bit odd as you can't really see anything out of the car! Other gems include Jon Anderson's remarkable admission about Tales From Topographic Oceans and Peter Banks' account of the sour taste of 'onion'!

It's an essential purchase for any Yes fan.

Note: the free promo disk of the DVD given away with a recent edition of 'Classic Rock' magazine in the UK includes further interview footage not included on this release.
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