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3.56 | 473 ratings

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4 stars The main question here is why Yes did not relased this new studio material as a complete studio album in 1996 or 1997? All this songs we have seen on live albums Keys to ascension and Keys to ascension 2 with the live ones. Now we have this as a compilation and on the other hand, this is a studio album, but the release date was late for 4 years, giving odds to Open Your Eyes and The Ladder. This stuff is really as classic Yes of 70's, melodic and progressive. Yesfans wouldn't be dissapointed, they don't need to worry. And the line-up is perfect too: Jon, Rick, Chris, Steve and Alan, like those years of Yes fading never happened. And it's great cuz this song are the song you must hear, if you like classic Yes.

1. Foot Prints - 4,25/5 - beginning with Jon's vocals and presens the return of I've Seen All Good People. But here the melodies are poor and not so memorable. 2. Be The One - 4,5/5 - good quiet melodic progressive song. Here we hear all classic Yes at work: great melodies and instrumental improvisation. 3. Mind Drive - 5/5 - first epic on this tape and the favourite one. Good instumental part, reminds me the era of Relyer. 4. Bring Me To The Power - 4,25/5 - great proggy beginning fading into... standart 90's-style song. Not ood idea. 5. Sign Language - 4/5 - instrumental song of Steve and Rick. Not so bad but poor for them. Maybe they need to make another epic with this section, it would be better. So this is the worst track on Keystudio. 6. That, That Is - 4,25/5 - maybe someone decided to say that That, That Is supposed to be the second Close to the Edge or something like that. This is not classic Yes epic, i even don't want to call this epic realy. Usual song, but 18 minutes lenght, imo. 7. Children Of The Light - 5/5 - good clockwork song, my behaviour gets higher of this. Enjoyable track!

...end justice for all Yes' albums, 4 stars is the average mark.

Resurrected | 4/5 |


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