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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

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OGTL
5 stars Obviously one of the landmark albums, and probably the most popular of the genre.

Everybody in the band at this point were top rate musicians, and in their prime. Wakeman was preparing to release his masterpeice "The Six Wives of Henry VII", Squire had finally packed down and established his signature dynamic sound, Bruford was at the top of the league with his innovative fills and technical prowess, Howe was peaking on a incredibly wave of talent and writing skill, and Anderson had reached a realm of lyrical obscurity never before explored.

With the grand year of 1972, you may imagine what a masterpeice they were able to create..

Funny fact: I read in "Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes" (Highly recommended), that Bruford was often found walking around the studio with a african flute, tunelessly blowing on it.

Howe threatened his death. Heh.

OGTL | 5/5 |

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