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the musical box
5 stars This album is undeniably a masterpeice and for me is Yes at the top of their game. The album is more self indulgant than Fragile and therefore requires a few listens before you can really "get it", but once you do......(salivating)....... The intensity picks up right from the start and doesnt let up until the closing notes of "Siberian Khatru". The album is absolutely fabulous lyricly, especially the "I get up, I Get down" section in "Close To The Edge" followed by Wakeman's beautifull suite on keyboard and return to intensity. "And You and I" is also a lovely song which showcases Steve Howes virtuoso on guitar and John Andersons voice used to perfection. The final track "Siberian Khatru" is more upbeat than the rest of the album, and although its arguably the least epic track on the album, the guitar hook is one of Howe's most memmorable and well crafted . Overall, the album can only be done justice by being called a masterpeice. For me this album IS Yes, and no record collection is complete without it.
the musical box | 5/5 |


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