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4 stars Another year, another live album by Yes, you may start to think. But the mindset stops there. This is easily one of Yes's live albums ever, let alone since Yessongs. While it doesnt beat Yessongs, its definatly up there in the quality and musicianship. The album starts of with a great rendition of Siberian Khatru, that sounds great with both modern recording technology as well as modern sound equipment and keyboards. The album is two discs long and takes the listener from the beginning of Yes's career up to the present with its song list. Of course songs like Roundabout, Siberian Khatru, Heat of the Sunrise, And You and I etc are present, the album lacks two of my favorites: Close to the Edge and Starship Trooper. Although, the lack of those two songs are compensated by the amazing list that is present. Special mentions go to Clap (Steve Howe is brilliant, as always) and South Side of the Sky. Im no Yes expert, but this one is rarely played live, and features a special jam session at the end between Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman.

Overall, this is one of Yes's best live albums. I'd put it above Keys to Ascension and Tsongas. It definatly deserves 4 stars.

Tarkus31 | 4/5 |


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