If Yes’ Union — featuring every major contributor to the prog band’s legacy, save for Peter Banks and Trevor Horn — seemed a bit too good to be true, that’s because it was. Released on April 30, 1991, Union was less multi-generational homecoming than Frankenstein monster, an album pieced together from separate projects.
It arrived during a period of transition. Yes’ then-current membership (Tony Kaye, Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Alan White and newer collaborators like Billy Sherwood) were struggling to begin again following 1987’s Big Generator and Jon Anderson’s departure. Though they’d worked together on consecutive albums going back to 1983’s smash 90125, Anderson had yet to connect with Rabin.
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