Released in 1993, this album pitches the weight of the London Philharmonic Orchestra on a selection of Yes classics, with the involvement of Yes alumni Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Bill Bruford, under the auspices of arranger David Palmer.
Palmer had previously worked with Jethro Tull, and had released a succession of symphonic tributes for the RCA label featuring the music of Jethro Tull, Genesis, and Pink Floyd. Adding still further to the Progressive Rock credibility of this release is the presence of recording engineer Alan Parsons, by then a recording artist in his own right, but who as a sound engineer had engineered the Pink Floyd classic Dark Side of the Moon.
And the cover art is provided by no less than Roger Dean whose vistas of imaginary, alien landscapes featured on many of the classic Yes albums.
Brought to you at mid-price this collection is a very worthwhile re-interpretation of choice items from the Yes back catalogue.
2. Close To The Edge
3. Wonderous Stories
4. I’ve Seen All Good People
5. Mood For A Day
6. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
8. Heart Of The Sunrise
10. Starship Trooper