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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.66 | 4022 ratings

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marktheshark
5 stars Ah YES! The quintessential prog album. This was Yes's first attempt at the magnum opus and it's incredible. Everything was just right when these guys got into the studio to record this. Not a slacker in the bunch. Steve just goes into hyperspace at the start of the title track with Bill (I still say he's their best drummer) flying along with his jazz riffs. Chris's bent bass lines during the opening vocal section just about kick you in the head. Jon (the member I've been the most critical of) carries this track beautifully. And, of course, let's not forget Rick's mesmorizing middle section tour d 'force. The other 2 tracks are great too, but it's the title track that just grabs you. No matter how much beer or wine you drink before listening to this, believe me you're going to be sober when it ends.
marktheshark | 5/5 |

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