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FLY FROM HERE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.45 | 717 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars Yes, Yes are back with a strong album! "Fly from here" is Yes' nineteenth studio record and was released in 2011. On this record participate Chris Squire(bass, vocals), Steve Howe (guitars, vocals), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Benoit David(lead vocals) and Trevor Horn(vocals). Yes has a new singer and I think that is good. David has a strong and high voice and not too similar with Jon Anderson's. On later years I think Anderson's voice lost its sharpeness and strength so this new member really gave something to the music.

The first track(s), the title "Fly from here" is an amazing piece of Yes music. Unfortunately the whole almbum doesn't match this song. "Fly from here" has wonderfull passages, symphonic melodies and a strong theme. It is little more catchier and poppy than the seventies' Yes but it is more symphonic and better than the eighties' Yes. Here meets different styles and the track is very varied. Even if it is long it could have been longer. "Solitaire" is an acoustic gitarr piece played by maestro Steve Howe and that is ear candy for me. A really strong song which I relate to other acoustic Yes works. The closer "Into the storm" is also a very strong track with great vocals and a very exhilarating sound. A good final.

What lowers the rating from four to three stars is the other tracks. I don't either like the voice of Chris Squire we can hear in "The man you allways wanted to be". That is a boring song that is a shame for this record. "Life on a film set" is okey but not especially much more. The tracks feels a little lame though. "Hour of need" is also okey but in my opinion rather gooey. So as a conclusion I think Yes still has a lot to give the symphonic listeners but this record isn't fantastic as one.

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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