There seems to be very few chances to read a review of an album by Yes that doesn't start by slagging off the band, followed by two lines skimming over the music only to conclude with a closing paragraph repeating what a lost cause this band and this type of music is! If that's what you're looking for, best buy one of the so called 'serious music' publications. The album opens with 'Homeworld', nine and a half minutes of classic Yes. Why the band started producing short pieces of music is beyond me! 'Homeworld' is, quite simply, a class act!.... music at its best. I am not without a degree of critiscism for the album, I have to admit, that I'm not a great fan of 'Lightning Strikes', with its Caribbean rhythms and possibly even touches of Ska! However, this track is easily listenable and should not spoil your enjoyment of the album. 'Can I?' is a short track during which among the many rhythms and multi-track vocals, an excerpt from, 'We Have Heaven', from the classic, 'Fragile' album makes an appearance. From here, each track flows beautifully to the next and the album builds in intensity towards the penultimate track, 'New Language', (another 9 minute epic), during which, each band member has an opportunity to demonstrate their skills. The final track, 'Nine Voices', brings the listener back down to earth, ready to return to track one and start listening to the album all over again. This album is definitely not back to the classic days of 'Fragile', 'Close To The Edge', 'Tales From Topographic Oceans' and 'Going For The One', ( which contains the best piece of music I have ever had the pleasure to listen to......... 'Awaken'!), but after all the recent personnel changes, 'musical differences', and general silliness, I think we're getting there! A fine album from one of the finest bands ever to grace this planet!