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Long Songs by Led Zeppelin, the Temptations, Yes, Iron Butterfly + Others: Odd Couples

Long Songs by Led Zeppelin, the Temptations, Yes, Iron Butterfly + Others: Odd Couples

Rock ā€˜nā€™ roll has always been considered music of the moment. Then bands like Led Zeppelin and Yes decided they wanted that moment extended.

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

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

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

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, “The More We Live – Let Go” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “The More We Live – Let Go” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Billy Sherwood’s future impact on Yes comes into focus with “The More We Live – Let Go,” his first collaboration with Chris Squire.

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.

‘Weekly Standard’ Fails in Pitting Yes Against the Replacements

‘Weekly Standard’ Fails in Pitting Yes Against the Replacements

Mike Tiano calls out ‘Weekly Standard’ columnist Ike Brannon for a misleading piece on Yes, the Replacements and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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 ā€“ 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.

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