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Yes, “State of Play” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “State of Play” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

“State of Play” sounds as for away from the main sequence of Yes songs as they could get. That doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

Yes, “I Am Waiting” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “I Am Waiting” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

“I Am Waiting” isn’t a Yes epic of yesteryear, but there are enough prog elements to keep old fans engaged.

Yes, “The Calling” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “The Calling” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes begins 1994’s ‘Talk’ with a powerful tour-de-force that showcases some of the best aspects of this particular incarnation.

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, “Saving My Heart” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Saving My Heart” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“Saving My Heart” from 1991’s ‘Union’ found Yes looking over the precipice of their career – and deciding to jump.

Yes, “Lift Me Up” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Lift Me Up” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Producer Trevor Rabin scales back some of the excesses from 1987’s ‘Big Generator,’ creating a Yes song with Chris Squire that boasts a socially relevant theme.

Yes, “Final Eyes” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Final Eyes” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

At almost six and a half minutes, Yes’ “Final Eyes” seems to have more credibility among fans than the ‘Big Generator’-era two hits.

Yes, “Love Will Find a Way” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Love Will Find a Way” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Despite its lyrically dippiness, “Love Will Find a Way” gave Yes exactly what they wanted: A hit song.

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Each time I listen again to Yes’ ‘Big Generator,’ I’m struck afresh by its poise and expansiveness. “Shoot High Aim Low” is a perfect example.

Yes, “Rhythm of Love” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Rhythm of Love” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

“Rhythm of Love” provides a rabble-rousing opening to 1987’s ‘Big Generator,’ but I’m not sure it’s really Yes.

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