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TALK

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.08 | 1037 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars I felt in love with Yes in 1973 (I was fourteen) when I discovered YesSongs. You can easily understand that this album is not really my cup of tea. Their good studio times (IMO) stopped in 1980 with "Drama" (although "Tormato" was rather weak) and they recovered in 1996 releasing some new ones on "Keys" I and II. In the meantime well ...a live album, some compilation ones and very, very poor original work (although "90125" was better than average).

This album is almost as bad as Big Generator ! AOR tunes without heart nor emotion; bunch of loudy drumming, repetitive songs etc. Like "The Calling", "Real Love" (real bad), or "Walls". "Same for "Where Will You Be" : over six minutes of the most boring stuff you can think of : completely useless. "I am Waiting" is just above par (which is not difficult on this album). At least it has a good catchy melody and some emotional guitar play.

The bottom is probably "State Of Play" : hard rock oriented at times, not oriented at all during most of the song : dreadful. Then the suite "Endless Dream" (almost forteen minutes). It only starts being OK after almost seven minutes. So, even this one is half boring. Do not spend any money on this one. One star, what else can I say ? I wish that Yes never produced this one either.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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