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TALK

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.03 | 675 ratings

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TheGazzardian
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2 stars Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe depart Yes for the second (or in Wakeman's case, third) time, and we are left with the '80s lineup that brought us such hits as Owner of a Lonely Heart and Big Generator. But this time, they actually manage to make some interesting music.

To be fair, this is still radio oriented rock, but it has more prog than it has before, and I must be honest, some of my favorite pop Yes tracks come off this album. (Something about the track Walls has me loving it). But not much else can be said about this album ... the production was a bit slicker, the methods used to record this album were a bit more modern, but it is really just more of the same stuff we've heard in the '80s, if pulled off a bit better (in my opinion).

But there is Endless Dream. Somehow, I just absolutely love this song. From the airy vocals, to the pleasant piano parts, to the distorted guitars, this song always pumps me up. It is the only epic that Yes did during the Rabin era, and it makes me wish they had spent more time writing music like this instead of the stuff that they did in the '80s. This is a great marriage between Jon and Trevor's songwriting, this is them doing it right!

If you are a Yes fan, it is worth hearing for this track alone. If you are not, this album still isn't as bad as their other stuff, and Endless Dream should still be enjoyable. Unfortunately, there's really not much else here to appeal to the prog fan.

TheGazzardian | 2/5 |

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