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3.41 | 1025 ratings

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4 stars Let me make it crystal clear straight away. This is an excellent Yes record! Besides ABWH (I know it's not a Yes album'.), KTTA 2 and Magnification their best album since the seventies. We cannot expect a new masterpiece in the class of Fragile, CTTE, Relayer or GFTO. How can we do that without the signatures of Jon, Rick, Bill, Patrick and Eddie who all in one or more ways were vital for those records? It doesn't even have tunes like Machine Messiah, Tempus Fugit nor the production capabilities of Eddy from Drama.

How can I then rate this higher than Drama? Well, we get new signatures with the excellent voice of David, nice and relaxed tunes that are better than all the rest of the Drama album, fantastic production from Trevor that is probably the best since GFTO.

Much is already said on the individual songs and I will only recommend that you buy the cd and enjoy the production!

What needs to be improved? Steve and Chris are too relaxed. It doesn't rock and you're sitting listening to an album that don't shake you, nor provoke in complexity. Do we need it? Are Yes still relevant? Yes!

I have the following pleas: Steve and Geoff: Please focus your artistic capabilities on Yes! Forget the MOR music of Asia and leave that boring stuff to Mr. Wetton. None of the Asia records comes even close to this! Challenge each other and go into the studio next time and soon with the mindset of enjoying your musicianship and challenge us! Chris: Take your phenomenal improvising bass playing on stage into the studio; combine it with the magic of Trevor's production and songwriting. All: Have fun and make a new record soon to keep the momentum in the band!

I'm already looking forward to the next record but before that watching them live in Europe this Autumn!

My rating is 4!

YesGen | 4/5 |


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