Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes

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This budget-price U.K. compilation bypasses the problem of shoehorning 15-minute "hits" into a bite-sized package by increasing the size of the package (so to speak). Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes spans two discs, which leaves room for the full versions of epic favorites like "And You and I: Cord of Life/Eclipse/The Preacher the Teacher/Apocalypse," "Close to the Edge: The Solid Time of Change/Total Mass Retain/Get Up I Get Down/Seasons of Man," and "The Remembering: High the Memory," the three of which clock in (collectively) at over 40 minutes. It also makes space for deeper cuts like "Everydays," "Parallels," and "Leave It" (the excellent a cappella mix, no less), resulting in one of the more comprehensive (and affordable) Yes anthologies to date.

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