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4 stars This is probably the most underrated Yes album. In it, we see Yes with a different sound from the other albums... But that's not bad ! There are some great songs here. Let's see each one:

Onward: a calm song, almost... romantic ? Nothing compared to 'And You And I', but it's good. 3,9 stars.

Madrigal: clearly, a Wakeman song. We hear some influences of baroque music here, mainly by Rick's keyboards. A calm and melodic song, easy-listening... 4 stars.

On The Silent Wings of Freedom: it has an exciting rhythm, mainly by the fast drums and melodic bass. A 'shocking' song, with good lyrics. 4,3 stars.

Future Times/Rejoice: good synthesizer works and great vocals. A good rhythm. 4,3 stars.

Release, Release: a Rock-oriented song, it has great drumming from Mr. Alan White. It's very energetic and has some fast parts. The chorus is awesome, and the whole song is very melodic. 4,45 stars.

Circus of Heaven: the most beautiful song on the album, very melodic, catchy and childlike. The inclusion of the child voice (Jon's son) was well thought. Great song. 4,6 stars.

Don't Kill the Whale: one of the best songs on the album, for me. Great lyrics, great guitar solos and one of the best synthesizer solos of Wakeman, I really like the sound of that synth ! The song has a catchy beat, given by the drums and the bass. Great, 4,65 stars.

Arriving UFO: a nicely elaborate song, it has cool spatial effects. The keyboards and the guitar are awesome. Very interesting rhythms. The best tune on the record. 4,7 stars.

So, although it's not a masterpiece, it's a good album and deserves 4 stars. Bye-bye 70's, hello 80's...

claugroi | 4/5 |


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