I don't want this space to become a Yes fans' debate site, but PLEASE stop whining about how this isn't FISH OUT OF WATER II. It was never supposed to be, just like OPEN YOUR EYES was not originally supposed to be a Yes album! This is Chris AND Billy Sherwood (Billy was about 10 when FOOW was released). A fairly crucial difference there. WHY I LIKE THIS ALBUM: I like 80's Yes, and I liked OPEN YOUR EYES. If you have to compare this to something, then there you go. But this is good music on its own terms. Chris' voice is intriguing at the forefront-- it's the one thing that got me into Yes 15 years ago. The lyrics are not great, but they're honest and positive. The arrangements are also good, and NOT commercial. Those of you who call it commercial must not listen to the radio much... no one else puts these chords together. It's daring music, but definitely accessible. There are flaws. First, Chris and Billy probably should have had someone else produce it-- it could use better "editing." Second, the old songs featured here have not been improved, particularly "Love Conquers All," a beautiful song that now sounds as if written and played by cave men (Jimmy Haun's guitar solo is terrible-- he should be suspended from playing for thirty days). Oh, yeah, did I mention the lyrics? Kind of... well, oblique, to say the least! But the songs are all really good. It takes a few listens to catch up with you, but if you are as much a Chris Squire fan as you are a Yes fan, you WILL enjoy this album. Favorites: "Days of Wonder," "Violet Purple Rose," "Lonesome Trail" and "Watching the World," just to name a few. Purchase and enjoy-- it doesn't sound like anything else out there. Not even Yes. Just two guys making THEIR music for themselves and anyone else who'd like to listen.