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Lieven Van Paemel
4 stars

The is a great live recording by three oldies who prove there is no age to good music, similar to the great old jazz artists that are still performing such as Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Rollins etc.

Side one with Siberian Khartu and I've seen all good people is fantastic.

Benoit David's singing is most of the times quite effective. Sometimes not really, as on "Roundabout". I don't always like the keys by Oliver Wakeman but overall they are quite effective. His playing on "Roundabout" is even very nice.

"Tempus Fugit" from Drama is rocking well. Still a great track from an album that deserved more credit. The live version of "Machine Messiah" is the ultimate Yes... It is a fabulous track and I really love it. Also great is the version of "South side of the sky"... Fragile... Those were the days, that album with that wonderful artwork...

I am glad to have "Owner of a lonely heart" on vinyl without having had to buy the horrible 90125. Onward is not too bad but I never liked Tormato (probably the ugliest sleeve I've ever seen).

The rest of the album is very enjoyable... And Steve's acoustic "Corckscrew" is one of his gems... What a player... Like "Fly from her" I would say 3.5 but I'll go for 4. Out of respect for the three old timers with a young heart!!!!!

Lieven Van Paemel | 4/5 |


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