July 18, 2014 5:46 pm

Yes: Heaven & Earth – review

US singer Jon Davison stands in for original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson
 

Today’s young folk think boredom is being parted from the internet for 10 minutes. They get fidgety, their abbreviated attention spans can’t take it.

So here come prog rock relics Yes to show the youth what proper boredom is, the kind of boredom that comes with bland guitar solos, chugging drums, lumbering time changes and otiose lyrics about “getting to know the empty space/Beneath the surface of common days”.

US singer Jon Davison stands in for original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson while old-timers Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White plod along like classic-rock carthorses. The tedium is profound.


Yes

Heaven & Earth

(Frontiers)

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