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TORMATO

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.94 | 1093 ratings

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The Quiet One
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2 stars Roger Dean(Yes logo) + Hipgnosis(cover-work) = Tomato disaster!

After the highly acclaimed Going for The One, which was supposedly a return to their classic sound(Close to the Edge, Fragile), which I admit it is, but in my opinion in a much weaker strength in composition, came Tormato. Yes quality of composition in here is like the one of their first 2 albums, but the difference is that this one has the, sort-of, style of their classic Prog stuff, but just very weak elaborated and written, also this album being made after Relayer, Tales, CTTE, etc, also makes it highly dissapointing, though I usually don't take account on that.... Now to the songs:

Still something that reminds you a bit of the old Yes: These are 2 songs, the opener Future Times/Rejoice and the closer, On the Silent Wings of Freedom. As you may notice, they're also the longest songs in the album, though not ''really'' long, since the maximun they reach is the 7 minutes. Anyways, that's not really the point. The opener features a good/decent composition, with some time changes, but the musicianship as mentioned before really doesn't sound Yes. The awfull synths just are un-bearable. The rest is OK for Yes standards. Then, On The Silent Wings of Freedom, showcases a exciting bass intro, still the annoying synths are here, but the great bass work and classic Yes guitar-work makes this song the best of the album, as well as the only one memorable, though because of the album having such low quality, this song looks like ''WOW!'', but it really isn't, not even close.....

The rest of the songs are weak, not awfull, but weak, just un-inspiring, no good musicianship, NOTHING! It lacks of Yes' classic energy, well-thought compositions, and stunning solos.

I really have nothing more to say, their following album, Drama, is much better, with fresh ideas, and the great musicianship is back. I really can't recomend you this album, unless you want to collect all Yes albums....

2 stars

The Quiet One | 2/5 |

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