Owning the entire Yes studio collection gives me a good perspective on this super group. I am a huge fan of the early stuff such as Fragile, CTTE, Relayer, Yes Album etc etc but this is my all time favourite Yes recording. Yes have lagged behind Rush in their musical adaptability for many years. However, when this was released at the same time as Rush's Counterparts album, the little mancunian and his fellow musicians for once managed to leap frog Rush with what I beleive is their crispest, tightest and most accomplished recording (although a subsequent succession of superb albums has seen Rush steam roller their way back in front in this particular comparison). After a succession of concept albums, the ourageous global success of 90125 and the sheer blandness of the hotch-potch Union album, you will discover that Talk is simply a foot stomping, thigh slapping, steering wheel tapping, sunroof opening, stonker of an album that even my 15 yr old daughter concedes is 'kinda good'. Not a single weak track. However, i wouldn't suggest that this be your first ever Yes album, otherwise you simply wont get the earlier stuff, which will always remain classic and groundbreaking rock music.