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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.65 | 2995 ratings

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MovingPictures07
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5 stars Well, what are you waiting for?

If you don't own this album, get it now. It is one of the most revolutionary albums of all time and is easily one of the most defining albums in the history of music, let alone progressive rock. No music collection is complete without this gem.

1. Close to the Edge- This was my favorite song for a few years of my life for good reason (it's too hard for me to name a favorite song anymore). The majestic chaotic opening deriving from the chirping of birds, the absolute perfect instrumentation and angelic vocals... This is what music is all about. Every moment is pure magic; the atmosphere is perfect and the organ section in the middle gets me every time. Infinitely flawless. 10+/10

2. And You And I- How could one even conceive of trying to follow the title track? It seems like this is the only possible song that would work and still not be overshadowed. This song is the definition of beautiful. The way the song builds is like an opening flower, then giving way to an entire vivid landscape, disclosing its beauty more and more as the song progresses. This song is so effective I can picture the scenery and just spending time with another person in bliss. Flawless. 10+/10

3. Siberian Khatru- Having heard this album for the first time years ago, the first two tracks actually didn't hit my untrained ears too well initially. The title track sounded too chaotic, the second too uneventful, but this track was perfect. This is a great, more rock-oriented song that still knows how to showcase a beautiful combination of excellent musicianship, atmosphere, and song composition. The way these songs fit together and the way they stand alone individually is stunning. You couldn't really ask for a more perfect Yes album. Flawless. 10+/10

Like I said... what are you waiting for?

MovingPictures07 | 5/5 |

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