Album Review: "The Quest" by Yes (8/10)

Inside Out Music/Sony Music • Producer: Steve Howe • Founded in 1968, with over 20 albums to their credit, it would be easy for Yes to simply retire and reside within some kind of classic-rock time warp. But original guitarist Steve Howe and company still have fresh ideas on this latest musical adventure. Longtime member Billy Sherwood was hand-picked by the late Chris Squire to keep the bass fires burning and he does so valiantly on the grooving and austere opener “The Ice Bridge.” “Dare to Know” and “Minus the Man” are significantly reflective and harmonically rich. Included is a three-song bonus disc featuring a tuneful tip of the hat to the Beatles’ legacy, titled “Mystery Tour.”