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4 stars I wasn't expecting much about the new Yes album! Maybe because in the back of my mind it would be so much easier like that, cause in the end of the day, if the album wasn't really good, I would be prepared since the beginning. I think it's a good 'strategy' for some releases, specially the big ones like this.

Well, lucky me, I was very wrong in my first thought!

Fly From Here is a very good record! Specially on the 'Fly From Here Suite' (too bad they cut it in pieces) which represents half of the album.

Too much been said about the new singer, Benoît David, and I can understand how the old Yes fans feel about it, not seeing Jon Anderson as the band front man is weird. But you know what? Benoît did a great job, really great, not trying to copy Jon's style and he did some great melodic lines here. We have some 'gifts' on the album like a track where Chris Squire (which I'm a fan) sing the lead vocals (the track is 'The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be') and of course, as he always did, great bass lines all over the place. And we have a Steve Howe solo piece on the album ('Solitaire'), thing that didn't happen since a long long time ago.

Basically we have a very good album, a little bit of old (just the right amount of it) and a little bit of new. That's is pretty good for a band with a 40 years carreer.

I just hope they didn't took another 10 years to release a new album, cause I really would like some more Fly From Here kinda record for the next year, for example.

ProgShine | 4/5 |


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