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3.08 | 1038 ratings

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4 stars Between 1992-94, Yes had the bad luck to sign a contract with a new label which went bankrupt later. The new label wanted the 90125 line-up, so the main responsibility fell in Trevor Rabin, who again did the best job he could, recording this album in his studio, using computers and advanced recording technology. So, one of the things I don`t like very much from this album is the very "clear and clean" sound of the tracks, very processed by studio technology. But the album is still good, maybe the most "progressive" done by this line-up, with also having the most Radio oriented song from all the songs of this album (I heard it in the Radio), "Walls", a song composed by Rabin with Roger Hodgson (ex- Supertramp) and Jon Anderson. The best songs are: "I am Waiting" (the best of all), "State of Play" (the heaviest of all) and "Endless Dream" (Rabin`s "Awaken", as I call it). "I Am Waiting" is a very good ballad. "State of Play" is almost heavy metal, with very good drums and guitars. "Endless Dream" has a mixture of Rabin`s style with some of the old Yes of the seventies. As Rabin played the main keyboards in this album, Tony Kaye`s organ is there only sometimes.Sometimes in the past I called this album "Talk, by Trevor Rabin AND Yes".

Update (21-March-2011): After watching in youtube to some videos recorded during the "Talk" tour, now I can say that this album is the best that YES recorded with Trevor Rabin. But the live versions are much better, less "polished" and played with energy and feeling, particularly in the case of "Endless Dream", with longer guitar solos by Rabin, and "I am Waiting". The only song they didnīt play from this album was "State of Play", but all the other songs from this album sound much better played live. For all these reasons this album now deserves a four star rating from me.

Guillermo | 4/5 |


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