A Very Good Intro To Yes
WalterDigsTunes | 11/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When discussing the major players of progressive rock, Yes is always at the fore. In their company are Genesis, Rush, ELP and a host others, but Yes appears to be the quintessential prog band.
This 1993 compilation attempts to harness the highlights of the Yes catalogue. Thankfully, the collection is chronologically sequence and allows the listener to maneouvre through the stylistic twists and turns that the band took over the years. The earliest days present the band as symphonic rock mavens. Then, the band moves into a more primal (but no less intricate) prog rock sound that is bolstered by the keyoboard antics of Rick Wakeman. That phase ends when Wakeman departs and the band makes a few pretty songs as it declines into obscurity. Then the 80s come and these 70s rockers sell themselves to the synth-pop devil. And guess what? The results are mostly good.
This collection serves to whet the appetite of the prospective Yes fan. By buying this CD, you will be exposed to the various phases of the band's evolution. More likely than not, this will be the gateway to most of Yes' albums."