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5 stars It is the classic Yes in the 21st century!!

When you think they don't have IT anymore,they surprise you with something like this... This album will soon become a Yes classic.Why? Main reason: It has 2 epics-- In the presence of - it brings me back to songs such as CTTE in terms of form.Masterpiece! -- Magnification - the title track,which contains the whole idea of the album... Spirit of survival is maybe too suggestive song with it's steady rhytm,but I like the way it blends with the title song Don't go maybe sounds like a pop track,but I like it.It contains some strange vocal harmonies in the chorus,which are sung by every member of the band,even White :) It's a song that always makes me happy for some reason I don't know...? Give love each day has more orchestral arrangment with modern harmonies (intro) which fit excellent to this song,as well with the whole album. Anderson's and Squire's vocals are very well recorded. some parts are multi-vocal,and they sound like a choir...!!! amazing... Can you imagine is a Squire song. He sings the lead, and Anderson sings (multi) backing vocals.This combination sounds (suprisingly) very good... There are no drums on this track.Just piano,strings and a bit of Howe... :) We agree-it's very simillar to Give love each day...the whole dark mood of the song is turned around with the chorus if we are one... - a nice contrast!

Soft as a dove...Howe with acoustic,flute,Anderson's vocal... it has a nice pastoral mood,and it's totally different to other songs on the album... Dreamtime is a dark piece with true modern orchestration.It lasts more than 10 min! Very good- I like :) In the presence of is the masterpiece on the album,and it proofs that Yes is still around... It's written in classical form(more or less),and it has storming crescendo to the very end...An epic! Time is time sounds like an Anderson's ballad...It's easilly performed in acoustic set. Anyway,it's a nice closer for the album.

Who knows how the next album will be like ? :)

Frier_John | 5/5 |


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