Sunday 1 November 2020

Yes - Fly From Here (2011)

The 18th album from the British band.

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

Some guest musicians provided percussion, bass, piano, acoustic guitar and vocals.

Benoit David from the Canadian band Tiles did the lead vocals here and it seems like this is the only Yes album he will ever do the vocals on. Jon Davidson took over on the next album.

His vocals is very good though. But he probably did a better job as a vocalist in Tiles. 

The band tries to recapture their 1970s spirit again with the twenty minutes long title track. A meandering piece of music which takes the band into neo-prog territory. The main theme is still good and there is a lot of interesting details on that piece of music.

The music on this piece of music and the rest of the album is not as epic as I expected from a Yes album. It has a more commercial sounding sound and there is a distinct lack of the usual keyboards cascades of sound.

This just feels a bit weird. 

This is a barely good album from Yes. It is still an album I quite like and would rate as a good album.

3 points



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