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Chris H
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5 stars Mind-blowing. Epic. Masterful!

From the first notes to the closing fade, you are sucked into this album, you can picture everything, feel everything and it just takes you away to some fantasy-scape of awesome music! "Yours Is No Disgrace" opens this album up with a barrage of music, featuring some excellent synth work while Jon's vocals are at their crystal-clear high point. "The Clap" is Steve Howe's first introduction into the world of making a solo song. It seemed a bit filler- ish to me at my first listen, but now I have grown to enjoy and respect the amazing talent of Steve on this piece. "Starship Trooper" is the song many non-Yes fans know. They still play it live to this day, and it always receieves a standing ovation from me, especially for the amazing musicianship in the song. Did you know each of the three parts was written by a different member of Yes? Neither did I, because they flow so great together nobody could sense a gap of style. "I've Seen All Good People" is that one song off the album that receives all the attention, but hey I'm not complaining about it! One of the most radio-aired Yes songs around, it is certainly worth it. I prefer the rockier second part over the slowed down "Your Move", but they both blow my mind away! "A Venture" is a nice, short little number that does happen to against the grain of the album by being rather upbeat and happy, but it's still a good listen none-the-less. "Perpetual Change" is not one of my favorite Yes tunes, but I respect it immensely. That folks, is how you play steel guitar. Plus Jon's vocals are absolutely beautiful again.

So, what happens when you get excellent musicians, excellent songs, and excellent production? A five-star masterpiece of an album!

Chris H | 5/5 |


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