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YESSONGS

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 684 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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Symphonic Team
5 stars Every song a classic, every performance legendary.

The best line up of Yes and a live recording with all their greatest songs. In short, a Masterpiece! This is one of those albums that I return to often and that is not the case for many live albums but this works as a kind of greatest hits album for classic Yes lineup, with many of these songs actually better than the original. The quality is excellent. The tracks here are absolutely essential for Yes addicts like me. Siberian Khatru, Heart of the Sunrise, Perpetual Change, And You and I and Roundabout are as good as it gets and all are jammed onto the first CD. Rick Wakeman shows his classical prowess with solo effort Excerpts from "The Six Wives of Henry VIII".

The second disc begins brilliantly with I've Seen All Good People, followed by the wonderful Long Distance Runaround / The Fish clocking in at 13:45. Close to the Edge follows, an epic at 18:41. It is one of the all time greatest performances of this. Howe and Squire are amazing and Anderson is in fine voice throughout. Yours is No Disgrace follows, a lengthy 14 minute version and then my all time favourite and one of the best live versions of Starship Trooper.

I say it again, Masterpiece.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 5/5 |

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