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TIME AND A WORD

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.26 | 937 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars There's a time and the time was then and it's right for me - There's a word and the word is Yes and it's right for me

Clearly an improvement over the debut album, but still far behind the masterpiece follow-up The Yes Album and future greats Fragile and Close To The Edge. Steve Howe was not yet on board, Rick Wakeman was not to join for yet another album, and the band were still more of a Proto-Prog band than the groundbreaking Symphonic masters they were soon to be.

Still, taken for what it is this album is very good. There is still a slight similarity to Deep Purple's earliest period with the Hammond organ being on the forefront and some songs rocking quite hard. The title track, however, is more of a Psychedelic 60's pop tune with flower power lyrics. This song would later be revived for inclusion in the bands set lists on some future tours.

Recommended, but not essential.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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