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3 stars Another compilation of YES`music released by Atlantic Records after they left the label for the "Union" album, which was released in another label (Arista) in 1991. The Atlantic / Atco label also released other two compilations since 1991: "Yesyears" (1991) and "Yesstory" (1992), and yeas later they were going to release other compilations. Maybe that was the deal with YES: they could leave the label with the condition to let the label release some compilations in the next years. So, this is another package which repeats some songs from the previous two compilations, but this time in a one CD presentation.

The complete name of this compilation is "Highlights - The Very Best of YES". It contains songs from their earliest albums to the "Big Generator" album. So, this compilation has some songs released as singles, including their most successful single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart", from the Trevor Rabin Era. While "Yesyears" was a Box Set mostly directed to their most dedicated Fans (4 CDs including some rare material), and "Yesstory" was a bit lighter 2-CDs compilation (which also included some rarities from the "Yesyears" Box Set), this 1993 compilation was, IMO, more directed to the "occasional listener" who is not very Fan of YES but knows about their most famous songs (with the exception of "Survival" and "Time and a Word" from their first two albums). This CD is maybe a good way to introduce new listeners to the music of YES with some of their most known and accesible songs. The sound of this CD is very good, and the price is not very expensive, I think.

Guillermo | 3/5 |


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