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5 stars My, oh my! My second 5 star review in a row. I should feel ashamed. I had mentioned once that there are not many albums that should garner 5 stars. I was naive. For me, this is the beginning of one of the most fertile collection of music to grace our ears. YES started out with a couple of decent albums, not major, not great, just decent. Then BAM! Kick out one guitar player and bring in another. Who would have thought that doing such a thing would cause such an explosion of creativity. Right from the start, from "Yours Is No Disgrace" to "Perpetual Change" each and every song is a hands down classic. Okay, I'll admit "A Venture" sounds like a "Time And a Word" leftover, but it still has Howe's finger picking to boost it up beyond the former guitar player's range, (and hey, I do like Banks's just not as adventurous to me). I'm not going to ramble on and on about each song. Suffice it to say, this should be your starting point with YES all the way to 1980. Each and every one should be in your collection, for they all have something of merit be it a few songs to the whole freaking album. This is the first boys and girls, the start of something miraculous. The first YES masterpiece!
NJprogfan | 5/5 |


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