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The Lost Chord
4 stars 8.8/10 Great

With an almost identicle feel to its predecessor, Time and a Word is another great record from YES. Easy, accessible tracks and a powerful nostalgic emotion surrounding, this album goes down as onother of their best. Time and a Word is my favorite track followed very closely by No Opportunity..., of which I must say Richie Havens does great as well so check that out! Jon Anderson just feels so good on this record, a completely marvelous voice, just mind bending. This album will see the end of Tony Kaye and Pete Banks, and a whole new line-up to follow, and also the end of this sound for YES. This is bittersweet because the emotions captured here with the orchestration work will be greatly missed, a magnificant sound for the band to play over, extremely powerful and inspiring...something far removed from their later works in my opinion. This feels more like the younger brother works, the unsung greats, the underdog sound...and it is just so nice and the final fade on Time and a Word is just so bittersweet.

YES will change direction so drastically after this and capture all new moods and sounds, of even higher brilliance and greatness. These early works are so nice and enjoyable though, so give this all a shot!

The Lost Chord | 4/5 |


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