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4.32 | 887 ratings

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4 stars Yes, the recording of this album is not very good, but the mixing is better than in "Yesshows". But it is still enjoyable. The original L.P. cover with a booklet of photographs is very good. Alan White is a very good drummer, and as the history says he learned the songs in very few days of rehearsals. So he is very talented to had done what he did in 1972. I even like more the live versions of some songs like "Siberian Khatru", "Close to the Edge", "I`ve seen all good people", "Yours is no disgrace" and "Starship Trooper" than the original studio versions with Bill Bruford. Bruford is also a very good drummer, and he appears in this album in the songs "Perpetual Change" (with drums solo), "Long Distance Runaround" , and "The Fish" (with a bass solo by Squire, which it is "noisy" in some parts for me). I only miss Bruford in "Heart of the sunrise", "And You and I" and "Roundabout", but Alan White added his style to these songs, doing a good job too.Howe and Wakeman performed their respective solo pieces, but I prefer Wakeman`s. Rick Wakeman added his style to the songs from "The Yes Album", and in "Starship Trooper" he played a very good synthesizer solo in the "Würm" section. In "Perpetual change" he added mellotron, which is not present in the original studio version which was played by Tony Kaye.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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