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3.68 | 595 ratings

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3 stars If you crave to listen to Yes live, go pick up Keys to Ascension 1 and 2. However, if you wish to listen to Yes live, when they were young and truly at their peak, Yessongs is the disc for you. But, if you're STILL not satisfied, and want live performances of songs from the later part of their classic period (Tales, GFTO, Relayer), then buy this. The song's are played just as well as on Yessongs, and the band sounds as inspired as ever. The versions of "The Gates of Delirium" and "Ritual" are fantastic. "Gates" is even better then the studio version, thanks to some very impressive guitar work from Steve Howe, and some very powerful vocals from Jon Anderson.

The other tracks are also performed very well and each one rivals its studio counterpart. But there are problems with the mix. Chris Squire's bass seems to be overpowering everything, and at times the keyboards don't come through well at all. It's not too big a deal though, as you can always adjust the sound to your liking with an equalizer.

Overall, if you're a diehard Yes fan, you'll regret missing this. But if you don't have Yessongs, go get that one first, as it has a much better tracklist. This album is only $12 on amazon though.....for that price, it's worth checking out for anyone.

gok22us | 3/5 |


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