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Symphonic Prog

4.43 | 2580 ratings

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5 stars Second masterpiece by Yes. First album with Wakeman on keyboards. Each one of Yes' members deserves one star. They had great performances in every song. (1) "Roundabout": this song is much more than the classic introduction by Howe. I like the "rock'n'roll" parts, but the most symphonic parts are awesome. Pay attention to keyboards and vocal arrangements.***** (2) "Cans and Brahms": Wakeman tributes this piece to Brahms. I like it. It's nice. But I don't like a lot soloist pieces in band's albums.**** (3) "We have Heaven": what a great song!!! Incredible. Simple, sweet, emotional.***** (4) "South side of the sky": a strong song. The musicians show that they aren't beginners. The composition and arrangement are beatiful.***** (5) "Five percent for nothing": a short transition song. Strange and nice.**** (6) "Long distance runaround": I like a lot this song. In my opinion, this song advances some of Tormato's sonority (esthetic).***** (7) "The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)": following the previous song this piece appears. It's one of most intense parts in this album.**** (8) "Mood for a day": another soloist composition. For me, it's perfect.***** (9) "Heart of sunrise": wow! an innovation for that age. This work has all climaxes: intense parts and 'peaceful' parts. Amazing bass line, keyboard's accompaniment, vocal's melodies... this song is a masterpiece.*****

Average Rate: 4.66 stars. If we consider this album was made in 1971, we have to give it 5 stars. No doubt about that.

Marcos | 5/5 |


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