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3.08 | 1039 ratings

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2 stars In mid 90-s Yes became a half-forgotten dinosaur, living from his past more than from some new music they could release. It looked no-one expected they can record something at the level of their works from mid 70-s, and as rule such expectation have their confirmation with each new band's release.

Talk is Yes characteristic recording from that period of time. Being one of inventors of keys/synth based bombastic melodic rock, they transformed their experience to sound music market requested in 90-s.

In all this album isn't bad, but musically it's really different from symphonic prog. Keyboards-led melodic pop-rock with soft-rock and some pure pop elements it is. Being an experienced and skilled musicians, music they play is of good quality even if genre is such faceless and hopeless, as stated above.

Compositions are all straightforward, music is simplified till maximum, but Anderson's vocals still sound great and album just confirms even such ersatz music could be played at professional level.

Hardly could imagine any real prog rock fan will be satisfied by listening of such Yes version, but from other hand big army of melodic pop-rock fans can be really attracted by this music's level of quality. Possibly, not a bad release for newcomers to prog (from pop music side).

My rating is 2+.

snobb | 2/5 |


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