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This release from BMG Special Products repackages and re-edits the live material from Yes' 1996 reunion set Keys to Ascension. It will offer nothing new to aficionados of the group, nor is it very effective as an introduction, since these latter-day versions can't match the quality of the originals. The live performance took place in San Luis Obispo, CA, and featured Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Alan White. Steve Howe's classical guitar version of "Onward" is a standout, as is the inclusion of the Paul Simon tune "America." However, without any liner notes and with shabby packaging, it's probably a better idea to hear these songs in the original Keys to Ascension format.

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