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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.65 | 3238 ratings

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claugroi
5 stars After 2 masterpieces, here is the third. Yes, that one with the strong name. Just reading it, you think 'Oh, this must be good'. And it IS. I know that everybody did a review of this, it is one of the most rated albums, but I'd like to give my own opinions and impressions about it. Let's go:

Close to the Edge: Yes' biggest success, the most classic song from this band. It has complex structure, instrumentation and lyrics. Sometimes it's calm and beautiful: the part from 8:00 to 14:00 is magical. Sometimes it's fast, aggressive: the intro is powerful and the beginning is rough. If I write everything I want to write about this song, I'll take about 250 lines, so I think it's better to stop here. 123456789 stars to it.

And You And I: one of my favourite Yes' songs, I really like the melody, the rhythm, the lyrics. Gentle, soft, it is the most beautiful on the album. This song is everything that's good in the world. 5 stars by far.

Siberian Khatru: wonderful song, it has a contagious rhythm, it is very catchy. The guitar work in it is amazing. The keyboard is also very good. The lyrics are very mystic. The chorus is so awesome! This song is much elaborate. The harpsichord solo is so creative and beautiful, it shows us the brilliant mind of Wakeman. The part from 4:14 to 4:48 is the most beautiful melody Yes ever created. How I love that part ! And the part from 7:00 to 7:32 is indescribable. I get out of my body listening to that melody of 'doodoos' and 'dadas' ! 5 stars !!!

So, this is a necessary album to every prog rock lover. 5 stars, obviously.

claugroi | 5/5 |

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