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el böthy
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5 stars You can not call yourself a prog rock fan and not have this album. It's like saying that you are an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan but you've never seen Terminator...ok stupid example. The point is that this is nothing but THE masterpiece of masterpieces, the best album EVER in progressive music. "Close to the Edge" is a 19 minutes rollercoaster ride, which, just like the album, I consider it to be the best epic song ever in the genre. It's sometimes breathtaking for me to listen to this song, it's the absolute manifestation of perfection in music, and I don´t say that from a fan point of view, subjectively it´s not my favorite epic, but objectively (if such thing does exist) it is the greatest piece of music of this genre. "And you and I" is the second masterpiece, a 10 minute acoustic based song where Anderson sings some of it's best melodies ever, while the rest do an excellent job without getting too virtuosos, every note is there for the right reason. Pure delight. And "Siberian Khatru" is well. the third masterpiece in this album. Howe shines here. they all do!!!

There is so, soooooo mucho more to say about this album, it all has been said quite some times so there is no need for me to repeat it all again. but I could write a book about how good, how unbelievable good this album is. It's that simple. get it and enjoy it, because there is so much to enjoy here.

el böthy | 5/5 |


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