Very good first album
Peter Banks and Tony Kaye were both in YES at the same time, Banks was lead guitar before Steve Howe, and formed the basis for the YES sound with their first two albums. Tony Kaye was with YES on their first 3 albums- including the YES album, which arguably was the one the "made" yes. FLASH is very much like early YES. Kaye was not big on the use of Moogs, and Peter Banks was heavily into high skill technical guitar. The combination of these two styles essentially is another YES album, without Jon Anderson's unique voice, or Chris Squire's bass. Small Beginnings could easily have been on the YES Album. Very good musically...the lead singer can be a bit grating...but the album itself is quite good. It is by far the best of the three they made. Peter Banks is as good as they come on guitar, and why he never hooked up with another band is a mystery to me. Tony Kaye is solid on keyboards, while not technically a Rick Wakeman, is a perfect match for Peter Banks.