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3.41 | 1118 ratings

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2 stars Why all the great reviews? I am a Yes fan myself but a bad album is a bad album. This album as a whole sounds like a band that ran out of ideas-long ago. To prove my point, they pulled the title track out of the moth balls stretched it out a little and re - recorded it. Yes was back at their old tricks again, screwing around with their line-up which at this point in their career is as ridiculous as it is unwanted. The Yes men sound old on this record. There are some nice atmospheric parts but the super weak "Bumpy Ride" section of the title suite is an example of old proggers unable to prog anymore. What an embarrassment "Bumpy Ride" is. The goofy music matches its goofy title. I do like "Sad Night On The Airfield" but the lyrics to this so called epic are pretty lame. "The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be" and "Hour Of Need" are weak slower songs that leave no impression, especially in progressive circles. "Life On A Film Set" is a terrible song. I want to gag when this slow rent Jon Anderson wannabe sings "Riding The Tiger!" "Solitaire" is a nice Steve Howe piece but is a long way from his older acoustic tunes. "Into the storm" isn't that bad compared to the rest but is weighed down by Geoff Downes cornball keyboard sounds that dominate this record.

Collectors only.

ster | 2/5 |


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