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This review is from: The Word is Live (Audio CD)
Don't listen to the grumblings by typical (...) retentive nitpicking Yesfans who can't be happy with anything. This is a stunning, stellar compliation. We are lucky to have it. The performances are fresh and full of fire. Plenty of unreleased material and lesser known gems for the diehards. Sound does vary from source to source, but gimme a break, this covers 18 years of performances some of which are 35 years old. Overall the sound is excellent and always listenable and even at times quite exciting. I for one like the honesty of the warts and all approach this set offers. You know this is pretty much what went down on those nights, unlike say Zeppelin's How the West Was Won which, while offering admittedly glorious sound, is nonetheless a composite job full of audible edits, punch ins, and the like.
And Soundchaser is far from embarassing. Its AMAZING, whoever thinks Yes is all just airy fairy (...) needs to hear how heavy they could be in the mid-seventies, and Soundchaser nails it. This cut alone is worth the price of admission.