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YES

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.23 | 884 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars Having followed the band's progress until today, it's good to reflect back on how it was like when their debut album hit the road. This was not my first album with the band as I knew YES name quite late, i.e when "Fragile" was released. I only knew this album later because I was so amazed with the beauty, the energy and the beautiful compositions of "Fragile". When I finally knew this album, I loved some tracks and I always repeated the songs more than two times when I played this album. They were: "Harold Lands", "Every Little Thing", "I See You" and "Yesterday and Today".

Let's put things into perspective and have it a reasonable comparison with another band - which I believe the appropriate comparison was King Crimson whom at the same year released "In The Court of The Crimson King". ITCOTCK in a way was musch more progressive in musical quality with track like "21st Century of Schizoid Man". Secondly, all music of KC was original while Yes still covered The Beatles. And at the same year Genesis released "From Genesis To Revelation" with original music. So, this debut album from YES deserves only three stars not to undermine that this was the foundation where the the band music direction was leading to. Obviously. Keep on proggin' ..!

Progressively yours, GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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