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stv jns
5 stars One of the best, and perhaps the most sophisticated of the YES albums. Boy, it took me many many listenings to learn to hear this incredible work. Several of the pieces are so multi-layered with understated polyrhythm that they sounded chaotic and uninteresting upon first (20 or so!) listens. I really had to LEARN HOW to hear this stuff. When I first got this record I couldn't hear it at all, and I reported to friends who are also long-time YES fans that OPEN YOUR EYES was a major disappointment. BUT there were a couple of tracks that kept calling me back to listen, UNIVERSAL GARDEN and the title track OPEN YOUR EYES, and slowly but surely I started to BE ABLE TO hear things I hadn't noticed in the other parts of the album. I think I had to grow new neural networks to be able to hear this record! I am so grateful that I was drawn to do this growth, because I get such a deep and unique musical experience from this amazing work. The poetry and composition on this record demonstrate true masterful genius. But I know that it is not for the uninitiated. Thank you, YES! for this great joy in my musical life.
stv jns | 5/5 |


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