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HIGHLIGHTS: THE VERY BEST OF YES

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.88 | 87 ratings

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Epignosis
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Eclectic Prog Team
2 stars This very best of Yes collection curiously omits the three greatest albums of the band's 1970s period (sure, the edited version of "Soon" is included, but so what?). There is nothing from Close to the Edge, nothing from Tales from Tropographic Oceans, and just a cursory nod at Relayer. Only the title track and "Wonderous Stories" of Going for the One is present. Tormato and Drama are missing also. The obvious hits are included, but they certainly do not constitute the very best of Yes. So what's the point? Well, whoever produced this compilation missed it. There are certainly a number of excellent songs on here, but this cannot be recommended to either a respectable Yes fan or an individual looking to expand horizons. "Survival" and "Time and a Word" are present, which means this compilation at least nods to the Peter Banks period of Yes, and while the former track is an amazing piece of work, a better one could have been chosen to represent Yes's second release. There are better compilations than this one; even the first one beats it. This for the most part could have been called the mediocre of Yes and it would have been far more accurate.
Epignosis | 2/5 |

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