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In A Word: Yes (1969 - ) Box set

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  • Audio CD (29 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B000069RIK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 520,475 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Every Little Thing
  2. Sweetness
  3. Survival
  4. Then
  5. Sweet Dreams
  6. Astral Traveller
  7. Time And A Word
  8. Dear Father
  9. Yours Is No Disgrace
  10. Clap
  11. Perpetual Change
  12. Starship Trooper: Life Seeker/Disillusion/Wurm
  13. I've Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People

Disc: 2

  1. Roundabout
  2. South Side Of The Sky
  3. Heart Of The Sunrise
  4. America
  5. Close To The Edge: The Solid Time Of Change/Total Mass Retain/I Get Up I Get Down/Seasons Of Man
  6. The Revealing Science Of God/Dance Of The Dawn

Disc: 3

  1. Siberian Khatru
  2. Long Distance Runaround
  3. The Gates Of Delirium
  4. To Be Over
  5. Going For The One
  6. Turn Of The Century
  7. Wonderous Stories
  8. Don't Kill The Whale
  9. Release, Release
  10. Arriving UFO
  11. Richard

Disc: 4

  1. Tango
  2. Never Done Before
  3. Crossfire
  4. Machine Messiah
  5. Tempus Fugit
  6. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
  7. It Can Happen
  8. Leave It
  9. Hold On
  10. Rhythm Of Love
  11. Love Will Find A way
  12. Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence)
  13. Brother Of Mine: The Big Dream/Nothing Can Come Between Us/Long Lost Brother Of Mine
  14. Fist Of Fire (Alternate Version)
  15. I Would Have Waited Forever

Disc: 5

  1. Lift Me Up
  2. The Calling
  3. I Am Waiting
  4. Mind Drive
  5. Open Your Eyes
  6. Universal Garden
  7. Homeworld (The Ladder)
  8. The Messenger
  9. Last Train
  10. In The Presence Of: Deeper/Death Of Ego/True Beginner/Turn Around And Remember

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Not so much In a Word but more of a long sentence (no penal pun intended, non-Yes fans), this generously expansive five-CD history of Yes box set--replete, of course, with Roger Dean designed sleeve and a chunky, glossy book crammed with photos, musings, biography, discography and all manner of other "-ographies"--is the final word (well, sentence) on the Yes saga thus far. Of course, it hasn't always been easy being a Yes fan--Jon Anderson's wispy voice and non-sensical lyrics, some regrettable spelling ("Wonderous Stories") and the odd duff record (1974's ridiculously indulgent Tales From Topographic Oceans was like listening to paint dry), coupled with the inescapable fact that prog-rock is no more fashionable than bingo, has meant that Yes remain a source of mirth in circles where blinding, classical-level instrumental virtuosity and 18-minute long songs aren't highly prized.

However, Yes are long overdue some even-handed revisionism and once you get beyond the band's earliest muddled jazz-rock West Coast harmony-coated Beatles-isms there are some magnificent instances of bold envelope-pushing genius ("Heart of the Sunrise" and "Starship Trooper" are both moments where brains, drama, technique and tunes triumph over bluff and bombast) as well as some perfectly crafted pop courtesy of "Time and a Word" and 1983's US number one "Owner of a Lonely Heart". Yes fans will doubtless be lured by six previously unreleased tracks, but seeing as four of these come from 1979's ruction-causing post-Tormato sessions in Paris, where both Rick Wakeman (bored) and Jon Anderson (sacked) both departed, these are hardly the highlights of this otherwise desirable package. In a Word is an attractive testimonial to one of Britain's truly unique musical enterprises. --Kevin Maidment

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