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5 stars Bummer that Rick Wakeman left after the dissapointing album "Union" from 1991, which was way overproduced and had too many extra players on it..

In 1995, Rick rejoined Yes as so did Steve Howe to do a new live tour. That tour brought 2 live-sets. The group also composed new studio-material at that time, which were putted seperated on the 2 sets. Finally, in 2002, the seven pieces were collected on 1 cd, called logical "Keystudio"

To be really honest, this music is finally Yes-worthy again. I'm even considering this music the VERY BEST music Yes has made since the "Going For The One"-album back in 1977!! Also, I never heard any better Yes-music AFTER this was composed. Unfortunately, after this tour, Rick already left the band (1997) and the album that followed wasn't quite good.. Although every Yes-album has it's fine moments, this music definately scores way higher on quality of good composition, melody and playing.

Wakeman always had been a major great influence in Yes for creating magical and colourful material, and so he is on this album. This music also would have been of GREAT interest back in the 70's, for sure!

Every track is a highlight, but "Mind Drive" and "That, That Is" are pure Yes-magic.. and do remind of the older days of Close To The Edge and Tales From Topographic Oceans. The best Yes album made in both the 80's and 90's. Will they ever reach this level again? Let's hope a new studio-album with the recent personell will see the day of light! A masterpiece of progressive music, yes, it is. Go and obtain this almost holy item!!

Robin | 5/5 |


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