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2.70 | 46 ratings | 6 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Siberian Khatru (10:09)
2. America (10:27)
3. Onward (5:33)
4. Awaken (18:14)
5. Roundabout (8:24)
6. Starship Trooper (13:04)

Total Time 65:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Jon Anderson / lead vocals, harp
- Steve Howe / guitars
- Rick Wakeman / keyboards
- Chris Squire / bass
- Alan White / drums

Releases information

All songs pulled from "Keys to Ascension" (1996). There is no new material on this release.

Released by BMG in 2002.

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YES Extended Versions - The Encore Collection ratings distribution

(46 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(15%)
Good, but non-essential (37%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

YES Extended Versions - The Encore Collection reviews

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Review by ZowieZiggy
4 stars Very little to say about this record. It is purely made of tracks from Keys To Ascension I. It only contains six live tracks (recorded at San Luis Obispo - California) and there are of course no reason to get this one instead of the full blown original double CD. Unless you can grab it for free, I can only recommend you to stick on Keys. The track listing of this selection and the rendering is gorgeous : it belongs to the best of the YesLive repertoire.

But, again, their commercial approach is very suspectful.Alas, they will go on like this for the years to come (till now). The title of this effort is quite misleading for the fan and it is only when you've listened to it that you figure out you've been fooled !

Four stars for the music (one star for their marketing strategy).

Review by Guillermo
2 stars Another live tracks compilation, in this case with tracks from the first volume of their "Keys to Ascension" album. The only recorded live track from that first volume not included in this compilation is "The Revealing Science of God". It has good songs, but like other compilations of songs taken from live albums, I can`t see a very good reason to buy it, more if you have the two volumes of "Keys of Ascension" which have all the songs which were played in those three concerts they played in March 1996 in San Luis Obispo, California. This compilation is more like a "bargain compilation" released by a record label which also has released similar packages under the "Extended Versions" title from different bands, Prog and not Prog Rock bands. Good more for the casual listener or the record collector.
Review by Warthur
1 stars What a scam! Extended Versions simply plucks a few songs from the first Keys to Ascension set and slaps them into this cut-price package. Quite simply, there's no reason to own this unless you absolutely must have every Yes release out there; if you're already into Yes enough to want to own their live albums, you'll almost certainly have already picked up Keys to Ascension before you even notice this shabby, cheap-looking thing. Such releases are the very definition of "for completists only", so I want to stress that the 1-star rating I give to this album has nothing to do with the performances on here and everything to do with this album being an incredibly sleazy attempt to dupe Yes fans into buying material they almost certainly already own.

Latest members reviews

3 stars I actually liked this live album, and typically I don't like live albums of even some of my favorite bands. Extended Versions tends to mean exactly what it says, the tracks are extended, and some in interesting ways, sometimes sort of jamming at the end of the song over a certain part repeated, o ... (read more)

Report this review (#159938) | Posted by Draith | Sunday, January 27, 2008 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This album is simply the exact same thing as Keys To Ascension. However, some of the songs are gone, with a different artwork, and no studio album. Its also very cheap. Soooo..... if you want to check out Yes, but you'd like to pay a minimal price, this is great for you. It good live versi ... (read more)

Report this review (#44431) | Posted by gok22us | Saturday, August 27, 2005 | Review Permanlink

2 stars First off, I have very little information on this album; I found it in a bargain rack, and it has no booklet telling me anything about it. Anyone who has found more on this album feel free to update the album information on this site. "Extended Versions" contains 6 live versions of Yes songs. T ... (read more)

Report this review (#41643) | Posted by supergra | Thursday, August 4, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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