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Erik Nymas
1 stars Sometime two heads don't think better than one

Union was a hope, but after a lot of time that I put it away I can say that Union is a waste of time, why? Simple we got like 2 lineup (the one from ABWH and the other with the reserves - maybe White was a main-Yes, but I'll give that place to Bill a thousand of times), after that we got a Burford that doesn't like the idea to share the work of ABWH's second album with others (and I'm with him) make pair with the idea of 8 people that share a name too hard to carry and you got the main picture: a failure. Let's go to the disc: there are 15 tracks (I'll add the Bonuses since the disc was released with them on CD version), almost an unfinished work from ABWH, and some tracks from the reserves, I don't want to know which track is more prog than the other, simply they don't have any kind of structure and even the tracks that appear to be in some way finished don't worth the album: like the first part of Without Hope You Cannot Start The Day or Angkor Wat (and it's a bouns), but Holding On and almost all the other tracks are worthless of any kind of interest. So what's good in this? The work from Dean and maybe some passages where we see a background from good musicians, I'm not joking there isn't something that may rise the rating of Union and the words from Bruford about ABWH sign the end of the old Yes. 1/5 stars, it's sad to give a so low rating to a band famous for works like Close to the Edge.

Erik Nymas | 1/5 |


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