Yes: 9012 LiveDirector: Steven Soderbergh
In 1985, British progressive rock legends Yes were making a major comeback following the success of their album 90125, and this concert film captured the band on-stage at the height of their powers, playing hits from that album as well as classics from their back catalog. Yes: 9012 Live features the lineup of Jon Anderson (vocals), Trevor Rabin (guitar and keyboards), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Chris Squire (bass), and Alan White (drums); songs include "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "I've Seen All Good People," "Leave It," "Changes," "Hold On," "Starship Trooper," and more. Notably, the film served as one of future indie-wunderkind Steven Soderbergh's first directorial credits.
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1. Introduction [1:04]
2. Cinema [1:48]
3. Leave It [4:17]
4. Hold On [7:07]
5. I've Seen All Good People [7:00]
6. Changes [7:52]
7. Owner of a Lonely Heart [5:07]
8. It Can Happen [7:09]
9. City of Love [7:00]
10. Starship Trooper [19:48]
Original Concert Film
Director's Cut (Non-Charlex/No Visual Effects)
"Access All Areas" Documentary Created by Steven Soderbergh
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
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This DVD was recorded live during Yes' comeback 90125 tour, and for guitar enthusiasts, Trevor Rabin proved that he was a great replacement to Steve Howe, and the return of Yes orginal keyboardists Tony Kaye, since his departure in 1971, and he never had performed with Alan White, whom he replaced Bill Bruford in 1973. In this DVD, Yes performs some of their 90125 album songs like the hit "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" with the "Make It Easy" introduction that Trevor Rabin always started with during Yes' live performances, but the completed version of "Make It Easy" appears on the remastered expanded edition of the 90125 album, but it features the performances of their only Grammy hit song, the Yes moniker "Cinema", whom the band was to be named when it was just Chris Squire, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, and Alan White, before Jon Anderson's return that made the Yes reunion offical. "Changes", "City of Love", "Hold On", Yes' other hit song "Leave It". It also features the classic songs like "I've Seen All Good People / Your Move", and "Starship Trooper" which Tony Kaye performed the last time before leaving Yes in 1971, but his first, since he re-joined in 1983. This DVD is a must see DVD for all Yes fans to sit back and enjoy.
If you saw this tour in the 80s (and I did) you were amazed to see this band rise from the ashes of about 5 almost unlistenable dinosaur albums. The injection of Trevor Rabin into the lineup invigorated Chris Squire and it shows in his playing and onstage antics. It's really a gas to see this old warhorse prancing alongside the new colt, finding his groove again. And what a groove. Rabin injects his South African roots into a more funky and vocal oriented Yes. Some of it doesn't work but, most of it does to very great effect. For the setlist, Yes wisely stayed with their melodic and beautiful tunes from their best period (Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge) and it's amazing how well the 90125 tunes worked alongside these gems. Unfortunately great performances like And You and I, and Hearts were left off and it would be nice to one day see them, though it's hard to argue with the highlights and economy of this DVD. Chris Squire's backup singing is very prominent and this DVD does a great job of focusing on his leadership of the band. Tony Kaye's keyboards are very nicely out of the way, which was very different for the time period and unbelievably different compared to earlier Yes. Rabin and Anderson shine on vocals and play very well off of each other but, Alan White is the passion and soul of the performance...what could have been cold and robotic becomes propulsive and exciting in his powerful drumming. I have two beefs with the DVD. One, the mix is very guitar and drums oriented which is not an accurate representation of how fantastically loud Chris Squire was in the mix at these shows. Maybe the 5-1 mix with a subwoofer gets you there but, I'm not sure. Second, Yes had a very nice light show and stage that year and this DVD captures almost none of it. The Hold On sequence you can hear the roar of the crowd which was in awe of the "yellow sunshine" rotating from the overhead lights. It's hard to believe this creative peak would be followed by another creative trough (the end of the DVD ominously forecasts the drudgery of Big Generator) but, for one shining moment here is a DVD of a band back on top of their game and enjoying it.
Great performance enhanced with a multitude of multi-media visual effects.