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4.33 | 915 ratings

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5 stars Yessongs is probably one of the greatest progressive rock live albums ever released. Originally released as a 3-LP set, then later re-released as a 2-CD set, Yessongs contained every one of the best tracks from The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close to the Edge (all three albums being masterpieces themselves). The sound production for this is remarkable for the time period it was released in and the performance of the band is incredible.

Although Bill Bruford only appears on two of the songs, Alan White does a more than credible job as his replacement. Rick Wakeman breathes new life into the material from The Yes Album, clearly showing why he is a keyboard wizard and how much of an improvement his addition to the band was. In all my years, I don't believe I've ever heard another live album that comes close to Yessongs, past or present. All this and some cool Roger Dean cover artwork to boot. A masterpiece well deserving of five stars.

progaardvark | 5/5 |


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