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Jake E.
5 stars Yes this album was indeed my first Yes experience; The Yes Album

Yours Is No Disgrace is the first batter-up and a good choice to make it the opener too. This song is strong with pounding bass, pouring syth into the mix of whriling guitar gives it a "video-game-feel" yet what makes this song shine is it's upbeat tempo, strong bass and strong drums, plus it sounds agressive and ahead of it's time. Next comes the acoustic driven folkish sounding peice entitled The Clap, it is absent of vocals and is relatively short running short of three and a half minuets...oh and did I mention it was live? "Says the blue bird, flying high above" this is the best (and secound longest) song on the album; Starship Trooper as Yours Is No Disgrace starts off with strong riffs and incredible bass from Chris Squire. About three minuets into the song it becomes all acoustic and then becomes electric with Jon Anderson and Crue providing incredible vocal harmonies. At about 5:45min into the song is my favorite part of the song, the flanged rhythm guitar and all other instruments slowly hovering in sync with the rhythm guitar, then comes the closing/fading guitar solo that ends the song and side one.

Overall yes, Yes is a very good band, and the best albums where made in the early seventies the three best Yes albums are 1.Fragile... 2. Close To The Edge... 3. The Yes Album...this album is very beautiful and strong, and because it is part of Yes' top three albums it is therefore a masterpeice of progressive music and an essential for a Rock 'n' Roll music collection.

Jake E. | 5/5 |


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