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4 stars The album that officially launched prog rock into mainstream radio for a couple of years with the glorious song Roundabout.Truly a great album, but with a bit too much filler/personal songs on it to b worthy of a five, but any true progger needs this album to understand the beauty that is YES.

Now I've heard many people complain that they do not like roundabout because it's too mainstream. I can only ask them, How can you say that? It's very experimental, with key changes and rythym changes, and a keyboard solo with wakeman making the organ sound like a synthesizer. Saying this is a bad song is saying Yes is a bad band, because, this is an epidomy Yes song.

Now most of the album is made of personel tunes:

Cans and Brahms: Kinda cheesy/corny, maybe some of you classical guys like it

We have heaven: Very cool and funny

Five percent for nothing: Short, but technical

The Fish (schilindrea prematus): AWESOME bass work

Mood for a day: beautiful classical guitar

The other tracks are obviously legends (maybe except south side of the sky), but I consider that one just a s good!

South side of the sky: Excellent! The Steves fills make this song, they are just amazing, actually you hear most of them in the guitar solo on yours is no discrace on Yessongs. The piano part is great and the middle sections la-la-la's are also very amusing.

Long distance runaround- Nice short almost poppy song, it has to mean something, I dont know what, but it has to!

Heart of the sunrise- If you havent heard this song, I can honestly not call you a Yes fan! Very assertive, with everyone at the top of their game, especially Jon's passionate vocals. Probably my favirote track on the album!

There's fragile, it's actually quite different from what you would exspect if you have only heard roundabout. Good diverse and solid album, 4.5, just barly lacking what it needs, for perfection!

Dim | 4/5 |


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