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4.32 | 887 ratings

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3 stars Thought I'd add another comment on this album as a few are flying about; for me Yes are not any better or worse live, they are just different; some of the "detail" of the studio albums is lost, to be replaced with more dynamism and on ocassion some real passion.

But having seen Yes several times over the years with this line up I do not think Yessongs shows them at their best live.In part it's the poor sound quality; in part its Alan White trying to slip into Bruford's role - he sounds a little pedestrian on say Siberian Khatru - compare that to the version on Keys to Ascension; the latter for me is much better, and more like them at their peak live. There are though some songs that are great on this album, in particular "Yours is no Disgrace" and "Starship Trooper".

I had the original album and still have the large booklet that came with it, a concert programme in its own right! And Roger Dean artwork works so much better on a 12" sleeve....but I do think both Yesshows and Keys to Ascension (I&II) are better live albums.

Phil | 3/5 |


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