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Symphonic Prog

3.25 | 1016 ratings

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3 stars The humble beginning of Yes, their debut is soaked in psychedelia with a pop sensibility, with excellent song writing an a couple of covers to boot.

Chris Squire contributed some excellent lyrics on "Beyond and Before" (seems a little more like something Jon would write) "Sparkling trees of silver foam cast shadows soft in winters home". There are jazz peices like "I See You", warm ballads like "Yesterday and Today"/"Sweetness" and excellent original song writing with my favourite, "Survival".

The quality I'd say is above the average quality from that time. The members of the band were all sufficient, Peter Banks being escpecially underrated. Tony Kaye's organ sound is also a big plus. Though at this point there isn't really anything that would suggest the coming of somthing like "Tales", they showed with peices like "Survival" and "Harold Land" that they were a little farther ahead than most.

An interesting and enjoyable listen.

OGTL | 3/5 |


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