Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Yes - Union CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

2.51 | 1078 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
1 stars Oh god......I feel sick!

So, continuing the fruit and vegetable theme that began with 'Tormato', 'Onion' is suitably rotten, painstakingly bitter, and makes the former seem almost sweet.

We've all seen the ratings. We've all heard how less is more and therefore how more is considerably less. We've all seen the 8 then-members of Yes publicly express their hate and embarrassment for being associated with this album (apart from Trevor Rabin, who of course wrote half of it, making it AMAZING). And most importantly, we've all heard each other cry when listening to the 14 never-ending songs.

Perhaps I'm being harsh. Let me just put the record on and have a liste- oh, I wasn't being harsh at all.

This is more than a Union, it's an orgy! The initial eight musicians seem to have minimal input (because they hated each other's guts of course) and so, adding up the list of underpaid session musicians on Wikipedia, we actually have: 13 keyboard players, 4 guitarists, 4 percussionists, 3 bassists, 2 drummers, and an ESSENTIAL 14 vocalists! And of course, none of these people were in the studio at the same time. That pretty much sums it up.

Oh I almost forgot; the content!

...silly me, there is none. This is 100% filler. Even Roger Dean is having a day off! And you'll need one too if you sit through all 70 minutes of Union. I Bet you wish you hadn't thrown 'Tormato' in your compost bin now!

thehallway | 1/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this YES review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.