Yessongs (1975)

G | 75 mins | Documentary | 1975

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HISTORY

Credits are incomplete due to the poor quality of the video edition viewed by AFI.       The album Close to the Edge was released in Sep 1972, and later climbed to number three on the U.S. music charts, and number four in the ... More Less

Credits are incomplete due to the poor quality of the video edition viewed by AFI.       The album Close to the Edge was released in Sep 1972, and later climbed to number three on the U.S. music charts, and number four in the U.K.
More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Los Angeles Times
19 Sep 1975
Section F, p. 12.
New York Times
20 Oct 1975
p. 45.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
for A10K Pictures Limited
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
FILM EDITORS
Asst by
SOUND
Rec and mixed by
Asst
Film sd syncronisation
Dubbing mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Front Title Artwork
DETAILS
Release Date:
1975
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 17 September 1975
New York opening: Octoberober 1975
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
75
MPAA Rating:
G
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The progressive rock group, “Yes” sings at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England, as part of their 1972 “Close To The Edge” tour. They open with “I’ve Seen All Good People,” then glide into Steve Howe’s guitar solo. Lead singer Jon Anderson leads the full band into “And You and I.” The lights go dark and a giant disco ball descends over the stage. A scrim lights up showing microscopic creatures living in a water molecule as the band segues into its eighteen-minute song, “Close To The Edge,” which ends with the band shrouded in fog. When the fog lifts, keyboardist Rick Wakeman performs a synthesizer solo that turns into a jazzy rendition of “Jingle Bells.” It then becomes a psychedelic version of George Frideric Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus" ending with excerpts from Wakeman’s solo album, “The Six Wives Of Henry VIII.” The band finishes their set with “Roundabout,” but at the audiences insistence, they return to the stage to play “Your’s Is No Disgrace” for their ... +


The progressive rock group, “Yes” sings at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England, as part of their 1972 “Close To The Edge” tour. They open with “I’ve Seen All Good People,” then glide into Steve Howe’s guitar solo. Lead singer Jon Anderson leads the full band into “And You and I.” The lights go dark and a giant disco ball descends over the stage. A scrim lights up showing microscopic creatures living in a water molecule as the band segues into its eighteen-minute song, “Close To The Edge,” which ends with the band shrouded in fog. When the fog lifts, keyboardist Rick Wakeman performs a synthesizer solo that turns into a jazzy rendition of “Jingle Bells.” It then becomes a psychedelic version of George Frideric Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus" ending with excerpts from Wakeman’s solo album, “The Six Wives Of Henry VIII.” The band finishes their set with “Roundabout,” but at the audiences insistence, they return to the stage to play “Your’s Is No Disgrace” for their encore. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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