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3 stars The Very Best of Yes????

What blatant false advertising! Could somebody explain to me how a compilation of the very best Yes songs somehow skips entirely over their best album, Close to the Edge?

For that matter, what is Survival doing on here? I know that Jon is fond of that one because it showcases his voice well, but if the first album just has to be represented, why not include Looking Around (or Beyond and Before or Every Little Thing, for that matter.)

The Soon single edit, too..... Another Jon showcase, but this time a decent one. Still, couldn't this have been dropped to make room for something truly essential, like And You and I?

Going for the One..... I've always disliked that song, compared to the rest of the album. We've got Wondrous Stories to represent GFTO (although I wouldn't complain if they dropped both of them and put in Turn of the Century or Awaken instead.) Wondrous Stories has a legitimate right to be on a Very Best album, though. Going for the One does not.

Owner and Leave it.... Well, again, these both have the right to be on a Very Best album, but did we truly need both of them?

Rhythm of Love.... Where is Love Will Find a Way? Not that I'm dying to hear that again, but it sure would make a lot more sense on this album than Rhythm of Love.

Here's the long and short of it. If you are looking for a Best of Yes compilation and aren't willing to shell out the big bucks to get a box set, go with Classic Yes, not this thing.

ghost_of_morphy | 3/5 |


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