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2.50 | 962 ratings

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1 stars Horrible album. This is Yes at it's most incoherent. songwriting is lousy, excecution is awfull and there's hardly one good moment to be enjoyed. At the time of these recordings the group was splintered and fractured into several camps.

There was the ABWH line-up that was working on their follow-up of their good 'debut' album, but the team was falling apart, Bruford was in it for the money, Wakeman and Howe couldn't and wouldn't communicate with each other and Jon wasn't very productive either. In the mean time the other Yes was working on some material aswell, with Trevor Rabin in control of the poduction and they wanted Jon's voice on the music. So the idea formed to create on album out of both efforts. A big Union, but it turned out to be an Onion instead, with the difference that an onion has multiple layers, but the comparison works, since it makes you cry and it is smelly.

Union is a collection of unfinished badly written and halfhearted attempts of making music. Some good moments scathered through the album can't make up for the incoherent piece of crap this is. The good part of this album is the tour that followed. but other than that nothing too see here, please move on.

bill Bruford onces commented that ABWH could have been a great band if they would have tried a bit harder, and based on their first album he may have been right, but this album is utter bollocks.

Stay away from this as far as you can.

tuxon | 1/5 |


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