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Tarcisio Moura
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5 stars A remarkable album in all aspects. It was the first Yes album I ever had and the main reason I fell in love with prog music. I was turning 15 and spent almost all my birthday money on this triple vynil album. I listened so much I wore it out. Next year I had to buy another copy. In 90s I got a CD version and was apalled by its bad quality. It seems they did no remastering at all to save money or something like that. Fortunatly a few years ago I was able to get a russian edition of the same album. It is much better and have some extra tracks (unfortunatly those are of the 90125 shows, but the sound quality is so superior youll forgive this mistake).

Anyway, Yessongs shows the band Yes at their peak.Its absolute incredible how good those guys are! No wonder they influenced so many people in the 70s and latter. During those years they had no real rivals, they were the ultimate prog band of the word. And Yessongs is their crowning achievement. Proving that live they were as good as in the studio, no matter how complex and long the songs were. They could do it with a smile on their faces. No highlights here, as all the songs are good and playing is top notch.

The only low point here is the drums. I know that Alan White is an excellent musician, but Bill Bruford is a genious! Just hear the songs he plays on and see the difference! Oh, how I wish he could play the whole album. Other than that, this is as perfect as a live album can be, specially the remastered version I got.

One of my top 10 records of all time!

Anyone who calls himself a prog fan has to have this one.

Tarcisio Moura | 5/5 |


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