Post Tagged with: "Jon Anderson"

Yes, “Be the One” from ‘Keys to Ascension’ (1996): YESterdays

Yes, “Be the One” from ‘Keys to Ascension’ (1996): YESterdays

“Be the One” was a strong start to what should have been the opening song for a new Yes studio album.

Yes, “Real Love” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “Real Love” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Nine minutes of well-played but uninspired AOR, “Real Love” is not quite up to the standards set by Yes in their glory years.

Yes, “Evensong / Take the Water to the Mountain” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Evensong / Take the Water to the Mountain” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Like the majority of the Jonathan Elias-produced tracks on Yes’ ‘Union,’ these tracks might have been great if different choices had been made.

Yes, “Holding On” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Holding On” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“Holding On” doesn’t quite reach Yes greatness – ironic, given the song is packed full of so many production tricks.

Yes, “Angkor Wat” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Angkor Wat” from Union (1991): YESterdays

How did something co-written by Yes legend Rick Wakeman end up as a mostly forgettable song bordering on the pretentious?

Yes, “Silent Talking” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Silent Talking” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Another collaboration between Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and Yes producer Jonathan Elias is torpedoed by questionable decisions.

Yes, “Miracle of Life” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Miracle of Life” from Union (1991): YESterdays

The first two minutes of “Miracle of Life” are pure prog joy. Then, as with so much of Yes’ pieced-together 1991 album ‘Union,’ something goes wrong.

Yes, “Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes barely appears on “Without Hope You Cannot Start The Day,” which was completed by Jon Anderson from a sketch by producer Jonathan Elias. It’s a shame.

Yes, “Shock to the System” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Shock to the System” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“Shock to the System” almost seems like a leftover from Yes’ ‘Big Generator’ era, instead of a tune begun by Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.

Yes, “I Would Have Waited Forever” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “I Would Have Waited Forever” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“I Would Have Waited Forever” kicks off a pieced-together so-called collaboration with four former key members, but they never actually played with Yes in the studio.

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