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GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 1358 ratings

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OT Räihälä
2 stars How would the world look like if Yes had called it a day after the Relayer-line-up broke up? My personal view is, maybe a better place to live in.

With the return of Wakeman, one could have expected a strong and tight working on the compositions, but alas, Going For The One fails exactly here. The songs aren't of any guaranteed earlier Yes quality. The problem is that even a good polishing couldn't have given much shine to most of the turds on this album. Turn Of The Century and Awaken are clear exceptions, as they have a lot of potential, but the end product is nowhere near of anything that could be heard on Yes's earlier albums.

Maybe Yes were really looking for a new sound, but trying to do with the use of over-exaggerated synthetic echo - overall the sound quality is appallingly poor! - is hardly sufficient.

Well, to be honest, if they had decided enough is enough in 1975, then I would never have seen them on stage - so, maybe that can be forgiven after all.

OT Räihälä | 2/5 |

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