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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.65 | 3212 ratings

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thebig_E
5 stars What kind of new insight could be brought about the record that is possibly Prog's greatest achievement? The general consensus is right. CTTE is a Prog rock masterpiece. Yes were building up to this moment, and it shows. Not one note on this album feels out of place and not one minute is wasted.

The three songs "Close to the Edge", "And You and I", and "Siberian Khatru" all became live staples, the band became superstars, and Prog rock was awarded one of its greatest gems. The formula of one side-long piece on side 1 and two shorter songs on side 2 would be repeated later on Relayer, but it's this album that did it first and better.

Jon Anderson was reading the novel Siddhartha at the time, and as such, spiritual themes are present in the lyrics. This record was a big step up for lyrics, as well as music. You essentially have the best of both worlds: it's accessible enough for newcomers and there is plenty of artistic merit to keep coming back to it.

I have heard this album so many times it is practically engrained in my memory. For any type of music to be this complete and realized is an accomplishment. It is comfort music. Essential in every collection, Prog or not.

thebig_E | 5/5 |

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