Tuesday 15 September 2020

Yes - Open Your Eyes (1997)


The 15th album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, harmonica, bass, banjo, mandolin, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

A couple of other musicians provided extra keyboards.

Jon Anderson was still at the helm together with most of today's Yes. 

You never know what you got with Yes after their best days, the 1970s. And this album proves the point.

Seventy-two minutes long where twenty-two minutes is silences, some animals and screams.Why ? Why these twenty-two minutes of nothing ? Beats me....

The music here is very, very poor being Yes. 

Take a lot of pop music and add some AOR into the mix. This is an album that is regarded with horror by all diehard Yes fans and I will add my horror too. 

There is not a single good song here. There is not even a decent song here.

There are some hints of what Yes once was. A great band. But these hints are faint and this album is a turkey.

Horror, o horror.

1 point


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