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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.

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.

Yes, “Holy Lamb” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Holy Lamb” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Perhaps with different sonic sensibilities, Yes’ “Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence)” could have been great.

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