YES / Symphonic Live Amsterdam 2001 / 1DVDR

YES / Symphonic Live Amsterdam 2001 / 1DVDR / Non label
Live at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands 22nd November 2001 PRO-SHOT

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YES in 2001, when he was embarking on a large-scale orchestra co-starring project with the absence of a keyboardist. The symbolic image is the gift release decision.
――The masterpiece of the official video “SYMPHONIC LIVE” is contained in this work. YES, who left Igor Koroshev at the end of the tour in August 2000, went forward to the orchestra co-starring without joining a substitute keyboardist. We released “MAGNIFICATION” and conducted a co-star tour. “SYMPHONIC LIVE” is the production of that stage. This is a multi-camera professional shot of “November 22, 2001 Amsterdam performance”. First of all, let’s look back at the schedule at that time and confirm the position of the show.

・July 22-September 8: North America (33 performances)
<<September 10 “MAGNIFICATION” release>>
・October 25th-November 26th: Europe (24 performances) ←★Coco★
・November 28-December 13: UK (12 performances)

This is YES in 2001. On September 10th, they released “MAGNIFICATION” in their home country of England, and the next day in North America, the “American terrorist attacks” occurred. We’ve set out for a European tour, adjusting for a significant change in the release date. The Amsterdam performance of this work was the 21st performance of such “European” leg.
The quality of this work produced at such a show is needless to say. As a matter of course, imposing complete official quality. Even if you say “official grade” in a bit, it’s actually a bit of a pinch, and there are things that just make a TV broadcast into a disc, but this work is completely different. It is a “work” that was planned and produced as a chitin, and the degree of perfection is quite different from the pro shot of 100. Especially for the orchestra co-starring, the enormous amount of work has been thoroughly done due to the enormous budget involved, and everything from sound to camera work to CG inserted at important points is carefully done. It is one that stands out even in YES’s successive official images.
≪The ultimate gorgeous YES songs are drawn with a superb visual beauty. Let’s organize the set here as well.

● Classics
・Third Album: Starship Trooper/I’ve Seen All Good People
・Breakdown: Long Distance Runaround/Mood for a Day/Roundabout
・Crisis: Close to the Edge/And You and I
・The story of ocean topography: Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
・Relayer: The Gates of Delirium
・Lonely Heart: Owner of a Lonely Heart
● Other
・Magnification: Don’t Go/In the Presence Of/Magnification
・Others: Lute Concerto in D, 2nd Movement

…And this is how it looks. The new song group of “MAGNIFICATION” is also valuable, but it is still the magnificently reborn classics that will be the focus. Especially, the spectacular masterpieces such as “Close to the Edge” and “The Gates of Delirium” which are over 20 minutes are amazing. And the ultimate feature is “Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)”. Not only the ensemble, but also the shaku itself far exceeds the original, the dramaticism extended to 28 minutes is truly supreme. The value of the co-starring project is more than sufficient simply because these three songs are realized. It’s a masterpiece as if 10 bonus songs were added on top of it.
Progressive rock that fuses with all kinds of music has spread all over the world, and it is even scolded that there is no country without a progressive band. Among them, “symphonic rock” is a major trend, and YES is a symbol of that. They seriously co-starred with the orchestra… This work is a video work that allows you to experience such a full show in ultimate quality, and is one answer of the eternal proposition, “fusion of rock and classical music”. A piece that is no longer important to the music genre. Please experience this opportunity carefully.

そんな本作に収められているのはオフィシャル映像の名作『SYMPHONIC LIVE』。2000年8月のツアー終了をもってイゴール・コロシェフが離脱したYESは、代わりのキーボーディストを加入させることなくオーケストラ共演の道を邁進。『MAGNIFICATION』をリリースし、共演ツアーも実施しました。そのステージを作品化したのが『SYMPHONIC LIVE』。「2001年11月22日アムステルダム公演」のマルチカメラ・プロショットです。まずは、当時のスケジュールを振り返り、ショウのポジションも確かめておきましょう。



・サード・アルバム:Starship Trooper/I’ve Seen All Good People
・こわれもの:Long Distance Runaround/Mood for a Day/Roundabout
・危機:Close to the Edge/And You and I
・海洋地形学の物語:Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
・リレイヤー:The Gates of Delirium
・ロンリーハート:Owner of a Lonely Heart
・マグニフィケイション:Don’t Go/In the Presence Of/Magnification
・その他:Lute Concerto in D, 2nd Movement

……と、このようになっています。『MAGNIFICATION』の新曲群も貴重ではありますが、やはり注目なのは壮大に生まれ変わったクラシックスでしょう。特に20分超えの「Close to the Edge」「The Gates of Delirium」といった超大作のスペクタクルは凄絶。そして、極めつけは「Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)」。アンサンブルだけでなく、尺自体もオリジナルを遙かに超えた28分にまで拡張されたドラマティシズムは、まさに至高。この3曲が実現しているというだけで、共演プロジェクトの価値は十二分。その上に10曲もオマケが付いてくるかのような超大作なのです。

1. Overture
2. Close to the Edge
3. Long Distance Runaround
4. Don’t Go
5. In the Presence Of
6. The Gates of Delirium
7. Steve Howe Guitar Solo
Lute Concerto in D, 2nd Movement
Mood for a Day
8. Starship Trooper
9. Magnification
10. And You and I
11. Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
12. I’ve Seen All Good People
13. Owner of a Lonely Heart
14. Roundabout

Jon Anderson – vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Steve Howe – guitars, lap steel guitar, backing vocals
Chris Squire – bass guitar, backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
Alan White – drums, backing vocals, keyboards
Tom Brislin – keyboards, backing vocals, percussion

European Festival Orchestra
Wilhelm Keitel – conductor


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