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Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 2610 ratings

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4 stars An excellent warm-up before Wakeman enters the fold. This is the album that made Yes a band to watch out for. What impresses me about it is the fact that even though it's Steve Howe's debut with the band he is already contributing considerably to the songwriting and musicianship and really leaves a mark on the bands sound. The only real problem I have with this album is that Wakeman isn't in there yet. Already great songs such as Starship Trooper really became incredible on the live album Yessongs when Wakeman came in. But make no mistake this is still a supurb album with classic Yes songs such as; Starship Trooper, Yours is no Disgrace and I've Seen all Good People. I also quite like Howe's little acoustic guitar instrument Cla its a pleasant happyu little piece ( and if I'm correct dedicated to his son Dylan). The other pieces are good and kept the album at a high standard although quite forgettable. I love the energy in Yours is no Disgrace, and the mysticism of Starship Trooper with some excellent songwriting talent by Anderson, Squire and Howe. I think that this is a great album for your prog collection but at the end it always makes me wish that Wakeman had joined at this point, how much more fantastic these songs would be, other than that a great album to your collection with some truly terrific songs on it.
Cheesecakemouse | 4/5 |


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