Highlights (The Very Best of Yes)
1993: Atlantic 7 82517-2
Im not a Yes fan, but I did want to have the songs of theirs I really do like, and those are Long Distance Runaround (here unfortunately truncated to the song itself and not including Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) which follows it on the original album and completes the song so much better), Roundabout, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Leave It, and Rhythm of Love. I know that doesnt show much sophistication on my part, but I dont care the *sound* of Rhythm of Love in particular exhilarates me.
But its significant that several songs on any Best Of compilation are ones I would unhesitatingly put on a Worst Ever list. I have in mind above all Starship Trooper, which I still cant listen to all the way through without sedation (and even then ), but really half of this album falls into that category. Truly, painfully bad tracks, and of such self-indulgent aggrandizement that they nearly bring tears of agony to my eyes.
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