Why Yes Has (Almost) Nothing Good to Say About ‘Union’

Genesis of Union:  ABWH and Yes merge reluctantly. Time constraints, creative differences, and a massive lineup create turmoil.

Recording Woes:  Direction clashes, lineup tensions, and parts replaced. Union dubbed a failed project by band members and collaborators.

Band's Critique:  Yes members express dissatisfaction. Wakeman dubs it "Onion," Howe disapproves changes, and Bruford calls it the worst.

Commercial Impact:  Despite negativity, Union hits No. 7 on Billboard 200. Lead single "Lift Me Up" tops Mainstream Rock chart.

Mixed Reception:  Album receives mostly negative reviews, but some tracks like "Miracle of Life" find appreciation among critics and band members.