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Yes - BBC Sessions 1969-1970 Something's Coming (2 Cds) CD (album) cover




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2.64 | 154 ratings

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4 stars This album is good. I loved it. Yes shows the energy and dynamism here that they had when they were a young band and not famous, here in America, as they were after the release of their later albums. Now, of course, compilation albums are the only thing that is released by Yes. (p)

I feel I am realistic, when I say that this album is a great way to rediscover all the early music of Yes and a fun way to reexperience it. Most of my early Yes music is on vinyl recordings. This is one way for Yes fans to listen to early Yes music on cd players--if they have not done that, yet. (p)

The Yes versions of "Everydays" (Stills), "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Required" (Havens), Every Little Thing (Beatles) and Somethings Coming (Bernstein/Sondheim) are amazing to me, because they seem so different than later Yes (albums with Rick Wakeman, Seven Howe and Alan White) and show a very young, talented band. Listening to this music was like re-experiencing the excitement of buying a new Yes album (being awed by their talent and hearing "new" songs--undiscovered music by a fan of progressive rock"). (p)

So, 4 stars seems fair. (5 stars is reserved for albums like "Going for the One" or "Close to the Edge). By the way, being an American, I have not been familiar, as others are here, with the BBC and its products. So, this album is a surprise to me and Surprises can be Nice. I'm aware of BBC Online and the BBC television networks, but albums put together by the BBC are a new frontier for me. (p)

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