Yes Highlights Import
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The set is dominated by songs either well known or catchy and short enough to fit. The band had too few hits not to include the late 80s tracks "It Can Happen" or "Love Will Find A Way." Yes fans would also miss "And You and I," (edited and released as a single from "Close To The Edge.") "Don't Kill The Whale" and others from the group's prolific 70s output. But most fans who would miss those tracks have the full original versions.
Moreover, for a band whose covers seemed to comment on the music within, the artwork seems slapdash against better annotated sets. (Atlantic couldn't have edited the perfectly fine essay from 1991's box set?) But again, hearing soaring "Yes Album" and "Fragile" harmonies back to back is a thrill after digging through Yes' sometimes murky, sometimes magnificent music to find them. And, for a band maligned for feuding and revolving door personnel, all tracks gel surprisingly well; the 70s tracks carry a bit of funk and the sparser 80s hits (including winter 1984's #1 "Owner of A Lonely Heart"), a touch of the group's revered prog rock.
"The Very Best of Yes," nowhere near a complete picture of the band, will do until Rhino (which has recently remastered and re-released several early band titles) releases a comprehensive yet affordable two-disc set updating 1992's "Yesyears."
Buy this. Give it a dozen or so listens, then follow up with Greatest Hits Live or Roundabout: Best of Yes Live. Then continue with the studio albums. You can thank me later.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Forgot how many songs I really liked of YES. This is the greatest hits collection to buy.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Highlights was first released in late 1993 and marks the third Yes compilation in three years. 1991 gave us the cool box set Yesyears and 1992 gave us the best of two cd set... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Grateful Jerry
Great communication. Prompt shipping. Perfect item. I couldn't be happier.Published 7 months ago by Kate
very poor recording of some great music. Don't know where Amazon got it, but it was horrible. I have a Bose cd player and even it couldn't make this cd sound good. i returned it.Published 9 months ago by M3
I've not yet set up my turntable, instead I'm adding to my CD collection. This compilation of "YES" is great and sounds wonderful on my system... Read morePublished 11 months ago by PhilipL