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4 stars Yesshows is Yes' second live album. The selection is mostly of material from where Yessongs left off, from Relayer through Tormato. They key reason to get this is the astounding performance on Gates of Delirium and Ritual, both played in their entirety and both featuring Patrick Moraz instead of Wakeman on the keys.

The rest of Yesshows is made up of performances of their shorter songs, Parallels, Time and a Word (from their 2nd album of the same name), Going for the One, Don't Kill the Whale, and Wonderous Stories. Not a bad selection overall, but not the masterpiece that Yessongs is. The performance and sound quality is well done.

I would rate this in four-star territory, but if you want a good taste of Yes live, try getting Yessongs or the two Keys to Ascension live albums. An excellent addition to a prog rock collection and a required purchase for Yes fans.

progaardvark | 4/5 |


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