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THE YES ALBUM

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 2003 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars This is one of my favourite Yes albums. As most of us know, "The Yes Album" was a breakthrough for the band and set stage for the sound they'd develop for the next two albums.

One thing many fans like about this album is the fact that each member made his own contribution to the music, so there's a democratic balance and fusion of ideas here. Howe's guitar work is probably the most prominent, especially on "Yours Is No Discrace". The acoustic "Clap" also gets him to show off his talent. Kaye's work on piano, organ and moog synths are also great, especially the spacey, electronic mood created on "Starship Trooper".

"I've Seen All Good People" has such a brightness to it and is probably one of my all time favourite Yes songs. Anderson's voice is as powerful as ever. There are lots of great, effective bass lines by Squire and strong drumming from Bruford from start to finish.

I can't find many faults with this album, it is an absolute classic. Very creative, innovative and original music. I have played this album to death at home and I'll never become tired of it, although the very best of Yes' music was yet to come. 4.5 stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |

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