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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.65 | 3139 ratings

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The Lost Chord
5 stars 10/10 Masterpiece

Completely mind-blowing. This is YES. Close to the Edge is probably the bands best album, and is just so stunning it is hard to put in words. The work of each member of the band on here playing together in perfect harmony and soul is not possible. This is alien intelligence, definitely not human. And You And I is my personal favorite track and one of the earliest songs in prog I ever heard, and it steadily got me to where I am today. I listened to this song by accident when my computer froze on a blank screen but my winamp was still working, I had picked a random song that my dad downloaded to test some of his interests because my dad is the man, so I put on And You And I...in complete awe I sat through the entire track while looking at that screen, after it was over I knew this was great music and I continued small steps towards my inevitable prog fiendishness.

Well when I eventually bought this album and became a YES fanatic I also noticed Close to the Edge and Siberian Khatru were also masterpieces. It is not really possible to describe it, you have to just hear these songs and feel the passion and soulfulness of it all. Steve Howe's choice of guitar playing is incredible and I must say Squire is my favorite bassist. Just awesome stuff, check this out, incredible YES album time travel to the early 70's where music still kicked ass!

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |

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