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As the first YES album with Steve Howe, "The Yes Album" marks the band's entrance into the progressive music sphere, by alternating mini-epics and short songs.

The first track "Yours is no Disgrace" has some swinging interesting passages but tends to be cheesy. "The Clap" features a good joyful blues acoustic live solo from Steve Howe showing his technical skills. Then arrives a classic from YES, "Starship Trooper", one of their first song taking you to magic places. The introduction and ending themes are particularly original.

However, the second part of the disc is a bit weak and comes as a deception. "I've Seen All Good People" is rather lazy and boring, "A Venture" fails to take off and "Perpetual Change" is hardly empty...

The remastered version features "Your Move", which is an alternative version of "I've Seen All Good People", the single version of "Starship Trooper" and the studio version of "The Clap".

An important album in the band's history, but unfortunately not that essential...

Modrigue | 2/5 |


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