As probably you know, we got here two albums by two different bands: Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe and Rabin-Squire`s Yes. But the producer Jonathan Elias made his work so perfectly, that this album sounded more authentic Yes, than, say, "Tormato", "Open Your Eyes" or "Magnification".
The album was recorded in 1991 when the Cold War ended and the good feelings of that time made their ifluence on this music. I`m listening to this album since that time and still the music impresses me.
ABWH recorded impressive songs "I Would Have Waited Forever", "Shock to the System" with hard rock sound, crystal clear acoustic ballad "Masquerade" by Howe, song in style of "Tales from Topographic Oceans" with magical playing by Rick and with the reading of Cambodian poetry "Angkor Wat", pop hit "Give and Take" as bonus track. Trevor Rabin prepared hit "Lift Me Up". Jon Anderson sings perfectly. So we got best of both line-ups. I think it`s one of the best albums by Yes at all.
In sessions participated Tony Levin and Steve Porcaro (Toto).
Artwork by Roger Dean. So if you like Yes and don`t have this album - it`s a mistake.