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4 stars A Good Yes Album

This is a good Yes album. There is plenty of very good music to enjoy here: The Ice Bridge, A Living Island, Future Memories, and more.

The real surprise is Leave Well Alone, which is nothing short of stunning. It's weird, which I expect when I first listen to Yes music. It is not predictable.

Another surprise is Sister Sleeping Soul, a pleasant tune that reminds me of Your Move or Nine Voices. Aside from a couple trite lyrics, it's great folk Yes.

Is The Quest better than Close to the Edge or Fragile?? Absolutely not. But it's better than many Yes albums, including Big Generator, Open Your Eyes, Fly From Here, Heaven & Earth, and others.

There are some stinkers here. Music to My Ears, Mystery Tour, and Damaged World should not have the Yes name on them.

Some people make a big deal about the lineup. If you accept Relayer as a Yes album, you accept Yes without Wakeman. If you accept Drama as Yes, you accept Yes without Anderson.

I cried when Chris Squire died, he is sorely missed. But it was his wishes that Yes carry on, and I am glad that they are making new music, 53 years after they were initially founded.

kirklott | 4/5 |


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