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ULTIMATE YES: 35TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.15 | 98 ratings

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Jimsey
4 stars This review is of the UK version: (I don't know if there is a mistake on this site but my version's disc 2 has 13 tracks - the last 3 being The Calling, Homeworld (The Ladder) and Awaken)

For a casual Yes listener or a complete stranger, I think this is a very good introduction to the band. I can understand that most hardcore Yes fans don't think much of this one but then again, I believe there is no such thing as a 'perfect' compilation for such people.

For me, at the moment, this is the only Yes album I own. It was also the first Yes album I bought. While getting to know new bands online, I happened to download the song Roundabout and I was instantly hooked. So when I ran into this compilation in a record store, I just had to buy it. And I didn't regret it.

Featured is a nice selection of songs throughout the band's career. Personally, I'm more fond of the first disc which includes pretty much nothing but great songs. Second disc is quite a bit different with it's material obviously suffering from effects of the dreaded 80's. However, as a whole, this collection is most satisfying (atleast for the time being), offering a fair look at the band's career and should please anyone interested in the band.

WARNING: Might cause an increasing addiction

Jimsey | 4/5 |

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