you get if you mix Yes with Toto? In this case the answer is YOSO. Former
Yes members Billy Sherwood (Bass) and Tony Kaye (Keyboards) have joined forces
with former Toto vocalist Bobby Kimball in YOSO, the band is rounded out
with Johnny Bruhns (Guitars) and Scott Conner (Drums). So the label
'super-group' is suited here...
has the 'super-group' created for us? Twelve melodic rock song at a very high
technical level and very well crafted, packed catchy hooks and a very good vocal
performance. The songs have absolutely nothing in common with early Yes, but
some with their more cheesy and melodic period. And here lays my complaint;
where is the power and the energy?
I do miss
the little extra effort, the kick in the butt, but it never crystallizes and the
album moves gently and softly along at a warm and pleasant level.
is a live disc with liver versions of some YOSO songs along with some of
Toto and Yes' biggest hits and a cool Yes-medley.
"Elements" is a cool double disc set and I am sure fans of both earlier bands
will get a kick out of this one...
"Yoso", "Close the Curtain", "Time to Get Up" or "Return to Yesterday".