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Yes - Keys to Ascension (Volumes 1 and 2) CD (album) cover




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4.48 | 197 ratings

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4 stars Better to purchase this box set than the five individual discs that make it up.


Because, firstly, the artwork is restored to Roger Dean's actual colours, not some vomit- inducing shade of blue or pink. Secondly, you get the mediocre dvd that you otherwise wouldn't see because it isn't worth buying. Thirdly, there's some liner notes, pleasant packaging and other oddities that make the two-year 'Keys to Ascension' period seem more cohesive. And fourthly, this works out a lot cheaper than buying two albums + a dvd.

The material is collectively of a very high quality, with fantastic live songs and new studio tracks, a couple of which are actually of the standard of 70's Yes! And this is a fairly new package so it may even be available at music shops. I highly recommend this convenient box set to any Yes fans who dislike 'Talk' and 'Open Your Eyes'; this music is an anomalous peak in Yes's 90's career.

thehallway | 4/5 |


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