Saturday 22 August 2020
Yes - Talk (1994)
The 14th album from this British band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, organ, guitars, programming and vocals.
Their fourteenth album follows the pretty horrendous Union album. An album with far too many members and far too many cooks in the kitchen.
Talk sees Yes stripped down to the bones.
No keyboards attacks. Just a Hammond organ.
No massive, elaborate songs. Just stripped down songs.
Most of this album sounds like AOR and pop-rock from the 1990s. That with Jon Anderson on vocals and the Yes identifier.
The result is a pretty OK album which is not as bad as I feared. It is not progressive rock though and it is nowhere near as interesting as their best albums.
The quality is decent and just that. It is an album I want to forget.