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IN A WORD

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 96 ratings

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gharper
4 stars A most acceptable packaging of the best of Yes, all collected together in one place, although I'm not exactly sure who it is aimed at. There are some "previously unreleased " songs, althiugh most of these are available in other forms, and are on the whole, unessential to the casual listener. Although the earlier classic years are represented well enough, you might just as well go get the original albums for the missing tracks ie "And you and I" (the only track missing from "Close to the edge"?) and "Sound chaser" (The only track missing from "Relayer"). In an attempt to cover as much of thier carreer as possable, some weaker tracks from later albums are included at the expense of more essential tracks from earlier works, but I guess this is nescessary for a larger over view.The true value of this collection, however is an opportunity to rediscover some of the ignored great moments from later years such as "Homeworld(The ladder) and "I am waiting" among others. So the rating is more a reflection of what has been included, and not what has been left off. Oh, and by the way, the packaging is absoltuely supurb, and should be at least the standard for any collection like this.
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