Why you should listen: Well, Yes are a pretty big deal in the prog-rock world. Although the band have gone through what feels like hundreds of line-up changes over the past 45 years, fans who’ve stuck around since then would do well to see what this new offering sounds like, fronted for the first time by Jon Davison.
It might not be for you if… You firmly believe Yes peaked in the 70s. Come on, what’s the band without Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye and Bill Bruford? Nothing, that’s what.
What we said: “At times, Heaven and Earth verges on the twee, and there's a distinct album-orientated rock flavour throughout, with only occasional flashes of the Yes of old,” wrote Tim Hall, in the Guardian.
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