Thursday 8 October 2020

Yes - The Ladder (1999)

The 11th album from this British band.

The band was a sextet on this album with a lineup of drums, percussion, harmonica, bass, guitars, steel guitar, mandolin, keyboards and vocals.

The band was supported by a woodwinds ensemble and electronics.

The band was by now only a shadow of themselves and their releases was a hit and miss. Mostly misses.

I am not sure what the band was thinking here. I guess they wanted to please both their strands of fans. The old fanbase from the 1970s and the new fanbase they got with their massive hit Owner Of A Lonely Heart.

The result is an album which kicks in all directions. It tries to please everyone.

The music is though a mix of world, pop, rock and modern rock anno the 1990s.

The vocals is there but the quality of the songs are pretty poor. This despite of the musicians deliver some good work.

The direction of this album is wrong and the songs pretty poor. 

The result is a decent album with a couple of songs being half-decent.

I am not impressed.

2 points





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