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4.67 | 4532 ratings

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5 stars Now there's not too much one can add to all these lengthy reviews, but I'll give it a try and will write down my own experience on this. After buying The Yes Album I was tempted to buy Yessongs and was completely blown away with it. At that time I wasn't into live albums at all, so I considered it as The Best Of Yes. After purchasing all their other albums, Close To The Edge was one of the last ones. Well, I don't think the studio version tops the Yessongs version, and that's because I am really fond of Alan White's more rock approach on Yessongs. But still, this album is completely essential, as the three tracks go into a direction no men has ever gone before. Complex themes with magnificent craftmanship and beautiful themes like the I get up I get down section and moreover And You and I. If you like keyboard oriented rock, or intelligent guitar playing, or the aetherial voices of Jon Anderson, this album is for you.
eduur | 5/5 |


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