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3 stars I happened to get this album while I was on leave during the winter of 1971. I also got Death Walks behing you by Atomic Rooster at the same time. I have to sya that I liked Atomic Rooster right off the bat. It was considerably heavier than The Yes Album was. I think the immediate favorite of mine was The Clap by Steve Howe. It is just an excellent piece by any standard. I remember that I was buying music by bands that were putting out extra long tunes. I was steering away from top forty stuff and these kinds of albums were not designed for pop radio. Anyway, I also liked Your is no Disgrace and Starship Trooper right away. The only thing I didn't like about Starship Trooper for a few years was what I considered an annoying last part of the song where there wasn't much going on at all between the last line and the guitar solo. I was wondering why in the world they would just play rythmn for at least three minutes. I didn't listen to it too much until I got older. Then, I began to get into that part. I still listen to it regularly. I also didn't care for I've seen all Good People. It only had 2 different parts and it was on the boring side. Now I love it. I enjoyed A Venture somewhat. It was a little too sweet to latch onto, for me, but it was catchy. Perpetual Change Was also a disapointment to me. It was long, but they never did much with the tune. Those were my first impressions. The good parts were, the music was well done and there was enough good stuff on the album that I continued to listen to it and like I said, I enjoy it more now than when I first got it, so many years ago. With that said, I can only give it between 3 & 4 stars. Let's say 3.25 to be exact. It isn't essential, but it is enjoyable.
KEITH | 3/5 |


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