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5 stars The Yes Album by Yes is their first work that is absolutely essential to any prog rock afficianado's collection. Without it, one would not have the founding of the Yes sound, as new guitarist Steve Howe takes over for the departed Peter Banks. The rest of the lineup is the same as it was with the start of the band - Jon Anderson - vocals, percussion, Chris Squire - bass, backing vocals, Bill Bruford - drums, percussion, and Tony Kaye - keyboards.

This album features cuts that are still played on the radio (Your Move/All Good People and Starship Trooper) as well as some that are still done in concert. This was the watershed album in the career of Yes that propelled them to greater heights, but they couldn't have been reached without the groundwork layed by this album.

Allmost every track is a classic Yes track, with A Venture being the only one that I would exclude from the classic Yes work. Besides the ones already mentioned, the great triple LP Yessongs featured all but A Venture and Clap.

Every prog rock fan...shoot, every rock fan should own this album.

wehpanzer | 5/5 |


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