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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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2 stars This album shows Yes in their early period, before and after recording their first 2 albums. The recordings are not very good, and it seems that all are mono recordings. But this is of historic interest, at least for me. There are songs with mistakes, but it doesn`t matter. Some show Yes`skill for improvisation ("Every Little Thing"). Bill Bruford was a very good drummer since the beginning of his career. Sometimes is very impressive to hear him and his technique ("No opportunity necessary, no experience needed"). Chris Squire plays his Rickenbacker bass as always: powerful, "melodic". Jon Anderson still today has the same good voice. The sometimes underrated Tony Kaye and Peter Banks show good things each one in their own instruments. The almost "new" song (or at least not released before in a "legal" album) is "For Everyone", which has a part which later became "Disillusion" in "Starship Trooper". There are some songs with the voice of the Radio announcer. The best songs in this album, which were played before an audience, are songs 1 to 5 in Disc Two. The other songs were recorded without the feedback of an audience,and were recorded very quickly, as Peter Banks said in the notes in the booklet of this album, without having enough time to re-record some songs which had mistakes.This album was compiled by Peter Banks, and in the booklet notes he shows the contrast about enjoying being a Yes member and later being fired without explanation (with Yes`then manager) in 1970. This album is maybe only for fans interested in the early period of Yes
Guillermo | 2/5 |


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