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3.64 | 464 ratings

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3 stars I have always been in awe of Yes.......... so it is strange that this is only my second review of a Yes album. Both of them live albums. I need to rectify the lack of Yes reviews soon.

In my view, Yesssongs is one of the best ever prog/rock/pop/jazz live albums, period. So it is pretty impossible to compare Yesshows with Yessongs. Yesshows falls way short. But this is still a superb live album in it's own right.

The two long epics The Gates Of Delirium and Ritual dominates this album and pretty much gives sets it apart from Yessongs. In particular The Gates Of Delirium is fantastic and I tend to only play this track from this album. The other shorter songs is merely superb songs. Wonderous Stories and Going For The One is the best of the shorter songs.

Unfortunate, the bass is mixed to the front of the sound and Moraz/Wakeman's keyboards somewhere in the background. Not good at all. That is my major gripe with this album.

I am one of those who really love live albums from Yes because I think this is a superb band. But the mix of this album is no good at all and halfway ruins it. It is therefore only 3.75 stars from me.

3.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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