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2 stars Open your eyes, here is a new state of mind of what Yes do!

Goddamn, this is the worst Yes album i ever heard, this is even worse than Union, that i gave 3 stars in my rewiev. I'll tell you why this tape is so horrible. Some tracks here i really like, it has memorable and charming suff, but this album is the clone of Union and Talk with nothing new. It hasn't new ideas, arrangements, instrumental or other innovations, in this way it demonstrates nothing new to us, especially if you an old Yes fan. Sounding on this tape is similar like in Talk and quality is similar like Union. The band do not progress and it's a big shame. Hearing this you may feal like deja vu, if this album Union, Talk or something else. The record contains of 11 tracks, at lest some of them aren't so bad and here we have no any pointless peaces like Angkor Wat or Evensong. It pleases, doesn't please only that this album demonstrates the recurrence of the passed stage, without any new ideas, it is simple copying the previous albums with nothing more. You don't expect such act from Anderson, Howe, Squire and White, guys have disappointed me!!!

1. New State of Mind - 5/5 - good melodic song, beginning promising, similar as I waoul have waited forever or The Calling. 2. Open Your Eyes - 5/5 - the best thing in this album in my opinion. Sometimes it sounds like a real prog song. Fortunately this one is not similar on what the rest. 3. Universal Garden - 5/5 - good melodic one, beginnigs with beautiful Steve's acoustic riffs, then passed into a good anthem-like song! And here all positive moments, concerning this album, end. 4. No Way We Can Lose - 3,5/5 - wost song on this tape, a copy of Saving my heart. Both songs have strange, not clear style, which i dislike. 5. Fortune Seller - 3,75/5 - this is only a poor attempt to create new version of I've seen all good people with repeating of a same phrase. 6. Man In The Moon - 4/5 - melodic, but boring piece, demonstrates nothing special. 7. Wonderlove - 4,25/5 - beginnig as a ballad, remains Pink Floyd style in A pillow of wings of Yes' And You and I. One minute after i hear the same stretch-song like other tracks on this album. Such a Union course. 8. From The Balcony - 4,75/5 - beautiful ballad from Jon and Steve. Reminds me of that old stuff like And You And I. The only reason i didn't give it 5 stars - too short and not complete. 9. Love Shine - 4/5 - vigorous song, there is no only that classical enthusiasm. 10. Somehow, Someday - 4/5 - same thing as with previous song, copy to copy. And it's a pity. 11. The Solution - 4,5/5 - somelike Give and Take clone, good enough, but the clonning is the main defect on this album.

I wouldn't give this one 4 stars, and even 3, that i rated Union and TFTO. As i said, the tracks aren't so bad, but the style is nothing new but copying the previous albums, and it's a big shame for one of the most experemental and infuative band. Among others, this is the worst Yes album for me.

I never give 1 star for Yes work, so 2 stars from me.

Resurrected | 2/5 |


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