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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, “Dangerous [Look In the Light of What You’re Searching For]” (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Dangerous [Look In the Light of What You’re Searching For]” (1991): YESterdays

The finished version of “Dangerous,” released on Yes’ 1991 album ‘Union,’ stands in stark contrast to Steve Howe’s original demo.

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, “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, “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, “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, “Masquerade” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Masquerade” from Union (1991): YESterdays

While it’s good, Yes’ Steve Howe-played and -produced “Masquerade” seems like an unusual song to receive a Grammy nomination.

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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