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UNION

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.48 | 710 ratings

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AmericanKhatru
2 stars Out of what Trevor Rabin called a 34th floor boardroom decision came Union. And it certainly sounds like that. At first listen, its even hard to believe that they all played on this album. Some songs sound like ABWH, some like Yes. There really isn't any overlap, just the occasional bit that sounds like one of the other guys sessioning on the song. Which also isn't that far from the truth, as the producer apparenty brought in enough session players to start their own festival. (at last count, it was something like 20.) So what happens when politics meddles into places it shouldn't be? Something a lot like this. To enjoy Union properly, you should divide the album into two; the Rabin Yes stuff and the ABWH Yes stuff. THEN you might have something intriguing. Some of the actual music is decent, but with all the stuff going on behind the scenes I really have a hard time finding anything genuine in this album. A disappointing album that marks a turbulent time in the band's history.
AmericanKhatru | 2/5 |

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