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4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Yes Yes!!!, 29 Aug 2001
This review is from: Classic Yes (Audio CD)
Classic - a title perhaps a little grandiose for a compilation album of your own work, however had Anderson etal (insert own most pleasing line up here) ever considered that one could appear too grandiose, nevermind sound it, this album would never be, nor would the albums from which these tracks are taken.
As we are missing a few essential moments here (Soon and Time and a word etc) and some stuff simply to long to put on an album with more than three other tracks (anything from Topo), this collection is far from what one might call comprehensive, rather it's a retrospective. Which, while we could all hand pick our favourite moments, does well as an introduction to Yes - the early years.
The problem with collecting discernible moments from a range of albums spanning a number of years is that you lose the thematic thread, dare I say the concept, of the original pieces. The individual moments are taken slightly out of context, almost as if you were to read an act from Richard the III and then another from Henry V.
Nevertheless it's all wonderful stuff: pompous, bombastic, sanguine, pretentious (lighten up you Progosaur's you know it is) on the one hand and temperate, placid, poignant and charming the next. A few truths persevere about Yes such as Anderson's lyrics are all gibberish and Steve Howe (who's plectrum I own) is truly a master in his field (as are RW, BB, AW,) however I would also assert that the music they created was amazing, dated but amazing and deserves to be listened to and appreciated by generations to come.
I myself am not a Progosaurus Rex, I'm 23, other main influences Gomez, Massive Attack, Supergrass, Smith and Mighty and Underworld. Any forward thinking person who loves music and doesn't have this album try it, there is an important place for it in history. To those who are continually doing an impression of Meg Ryan 'Yes, Yes, Yes!' and all ready own the album - try one of the names above, forward thinking music didn't stop in '79 you know.
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