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Open Your Eyes

YES
11 Jun 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Jun 2009
  • Release Date: 11 Jun 2009
  • Label: Eagle Rock
  • Copyright: 1997 Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:14:06
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  • ASIN: B002D5MWQU
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,979 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TQ2Boyz on 28 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD
My favourite band of all time, and they release this awful piece of Americana which is wetter than a haddock's underwear and more unfocused than the New York Home for the Blind. I hate that Jon is even involved in what sounds like a record company's wet dream: "We can make you BIG in AMERICA! Just do as we say!" This isn't music, it's muzak for a bar that shows ESPN on big screens. It is ambient only in that it is just totally UNLISTENABLE! Even Chris (as a band leader he is marginally more violent than a Tasmanian Devil mated with a power station turbine) dropped a wotsit by allowing this to be released. If you want Yes music then buy "Going for The One", or "Topographic Oceans", "Relayer", "Close to the Edge". If you want YesWest then maybe "Talk" or (ggnnnrrrrr) "90120", but this (**sigh**) is just such a black hole in the Yes canon that nothing can redeem it. And I am so sorry for being so negative, OK???
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Jan 2000
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After the two amazing »Keys To Ascension« double CD's, it was really an anticlimax to put »Open Your Eyes« into the CD player.
But honestly, this album gains a lot once you've listened to it about ten times. Just don't take it for more than it is. It's just Yes from the band's more simplistic and semi-commercial side. A rock album.
One of the best tracks on »Open Your Eyes« is the ballad »From The Balcony« which touches the Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album's style. Another good ballad is the halfway symphonic »Universal Garden« which is close to Yes'ish.
The catchy title song and the opener are quite good rock songs - they're just more simple than we Yes fans are used to from the band.
»Open Your Eyes« closes off with a kind of sound collage. Different. But pretty good, in fact, once you get used to it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agma on 7 Jun 2014
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I can completely contest to the variety of reviews sporting this album as a complete washout, but I don't feel upon deconstruction that it's all quite as simple as that. This is however, probably one of the worst CD's from yes in terms of overall quality alongside "Tormato " and "Union", as the songwriting is unpredictable and haywire. In my opinion the only really good/compelling song on this album is 'Man on the moon' and that is worthy of the extra star.

The bulk of this album is mostly filled with disjointed wanna-be (appeal to everyone) rock songs. 'New state of mind' is a total disaster and the title track is a wet blanket:- the rest are skimmed b-rate pop songs derived from uninspiration. There does seem to be a safe playing formula to most of these songs as well, and it does seem to point towards corporate interfearence for the band. Wether or not that is true:- is on the face of it; irrelevant. Open your eyes is ultimately a forgettable and tortuous excursion of a band on a formulaic and obvious flight of cruise control.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Horror Fan on 2 Jan 2007
Format: Audio CD
To be frank I'm sick to death of arguments on what is required for a Yes album to be considered any good.

If you only listen to 70s Yes, thats great.

Personally I listen to some 70s Yes but prefer the later material from Drama onwards.

Most Yes fans would totally disagree with me but I've always found some aspects of their earlier non-commercial prog material to be rather hard going without taking anything away from the superb musicianship and vocals.

However, I would never criticise anyone for preferring this earlier material.

Basically, fans (like myself) who like later-period, upbeat, overproduced ?, commercial Yes with Trevor Rabin or otherwise also recognise great music.

Simple as that.

Oh, and Open Your Eyes does'nt sound as if it has been thrown together quickly or haphazardly.

The writing, muscianship, vocals and production are, as always, superb.

A great album, not perfect, what is ?. Similar to 90125 & Big Generator, many later period Yes fans could be missing out if they overlook it.
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This is a curious misfire by Yes in that none of it is so terrible that it's unbearable it's just rather bland for a group like Yes who have scaled such impressive heights of originality and inspiration musically in the past. Okay to clarify what I mean. In the 70s Yes were virtually untouchable even their flawed albums were generally worth a high rating. In the 80s they still managed to produce at least one classic album with the change of direction that resulted in 90125 and that's what makes this so disappointing. As I said none of this is outright bad and tracks like 'New state of mind', 'Open your eyes'' and 'From the balcony' are more of what we expect from Yes. Some others like 'Universal garden' come close to that. But that's it as everything else is not bad but disappointing for Yes. From what I've heard this is an album that was put together together quickly with the main contributors being Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood with Steve Howe and Joan Anderson making limited contributions because a record contract was on offer and they needed to get an album out. If that is the case it explains a lot. I must admit having seen Yes when they toured when this was out it was good to still see them on great form live. It's just a pity this album is only worth 2 1/2 stars (which I would give it if I could). Fortunately they would get it together a couple of years later when they produced The Ladder.
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