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4.66 | 4088 ratings

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5 stars There's the big one : Close To The Edge by Yes. For me and many others, this is the best prog album ever. Why ? Because the songs are good, the lyrics are good, the instruments playing is good, everything is good ! The first song is the longest and the best : Close To The Edge. An epic of 18 minutes in 4 parts. It begins with nature sounds, goes in a crazy instrumental jam (CHAOS !!!) and then, the theme and the verses (and of course, the chorus). After the second part, who's just a cover of the verses and chorus, there's the third part "I Get Up, I Get Down". She's really quiet, sweet and cool... before that Rick Wakeman comes with a freakin' organ church : But it's still great ! And the fourth part with the chorus and verses, and finally, the nature sounds reversed. What a mindblowing experience !

The second is the less important song of the album : And You And I. A 10 minutes ballad with great intro, good vocal work, cool lyrics and a super musical interlude. In four parts (Cord Of Life, Eclipse, The Preacher, The Teacher and Apocalypse), the song is really slow at some moments but she still good.

The third is a really cool song : Siberian Khatru. She's the groovy song of the album. An intro riff funky, a theme on synths and then BAM ! The main riff who is GROOVY. AS. HELL ! This is funky to death and the verses are funky too. Bu they are still prog. There's a great solo, and the riff comes again, verses and a interlude. After the end of the song, we are sad. Why ? Because "Close To The Edge", the best prog album ever, is ended. But we can listening to it again and again 'til the moment where you can take it anymore (who never gonna happen). That's a great 5 stars note that a give. And remember : to not listening to prog, you have to be thick as a brick.

floflo79 | 5/5 |


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