Header
Yes - Time and a Word CD (album) cover

TIME AND A WORD

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.26 | 909 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Time Signature
4 stars Not a masterpiece, but still essential. Worth a buy.

While 'Time and a Word' may not be considered THE essential Yes album, it is nonetheless a very interesting symphonic rock album. It blends rock, jazz and symphonic classical music fairly well. In some tunes, the classical instrumentation works very well, such as in 'Then', while in others it, like 'No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed', it works less well. In 'No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed' the classical instrumentation with it's cowboy-movie style generates more of a humorous effect, which is probably intended.

This album, while not a masterpiece does contain several songs which are, if not masterpieces, then at least near masterpieces, including 'The Prophet', 'Then', 'Everydays' and 'Astral Traveller' (and Iron Maiden fans will find many elements on this album which appear to have inspired Steve Harris on the early Maiden albums).

'Time and a Word' certainly is worth a buy and it is a very interesting album albeit not as interesting as many of Yes' later efforts. It may not be an essential Yes album, but it is nonetheless an essential prog album in general.

Time Signature | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Share this YES review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.01 seconds