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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) - Yes, Friends And Relatives - Volume Two CD (album) cover

YES, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES - VOLUME TWO

Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)

 

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2.93 | 10 ratings

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Matti
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2 stars An album nice to borrow but not necessarily to have. It has two hours of (then recent) music from the YES members' solo projects, an Adam Wakeman number and tracks from YES albums Open Your Eyes & The Ladder. ____ Jon Anderson's The More You Know album disgusted me years ago and still does. It's soulish pop into which Jon's voice doesn't fit at all. Bruford's Earthworks' good jazz albums I have heard and enjoyed before. Rick Wakeman has re-worked his early songs and forgotten completely the wisdom 'less is more' - if that's what he has ever known. I think two of the represented albums I'd like to hear completely: 1) Howe's Portraits of Bob Dylan, if it has other as beautiful songs with good guest vocals as 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' (Jon) and 'It's All Over Now Baby Blue' (Annie Haslam). 2) Esquire album which is naturally Chris Squire's project. Who's the female singer? Fits well into Squire's style!

Each listener has his/her own approach to a many-sided compilation like this; which ones are already in one's collections, which are turn-offs, which are good ones*, which are SO good that you want to have the album-in-case itself. But I guess chances are rather low that most of the tracks would fall into the third choice* making it worth buying.

Matti | 2/5 |

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