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GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 1391 ratings

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claugroi
4 stars Well, first of all: this is not a bad or annoying album, as some people think it is. Of course that it's not a Yes' classic album, but it's really good. Let's see each song:

Turn Of The Century: It is a calm and melodic song, with a great acoustic guitar from Mr. Howe. We clearly see that it is a composition mainly by Jon Anderson. It isn't as good as classics such as Mood For a Day, but it's a special song. I'd give it 3,65 stars.

Parallels: Clearly a Squire song. It is constructed mainly by an organ riff, which is played all along the song. For me, a normal Rock song, with Progressive touches. It has good guitar and organ solos. A cool song, but nothing special. 3,65 stars also.

Wonderous Stories: the most beautiful song on the album. I think every rock album should have a song like this one: melodic, harmonic, calm, soft. 4,6 stars to it.

Going For The One: The title-track... the first time I heard it, I hated. But after listening to it many times, now I really see how this song is good, very melodic. I love when Jon shouts the title with his high-pitched voice, 'Goooiiing for the oooone'. Yes, a great song. 4,65 stars.

Awaken: Jon said "I loved listening to 'Awaken', at last we had created a Masterwork". I agree in a way: it's absolutely not the best Yes' epic, but it's a very good song, the best on this album. This track contains great piano, organ and synthesizer works by Master Wakeman, rhythmic drums by White, great guitar and bass parts by Steve and Chris and Jon's voice, with the effects, creates an amazing atmosphere, different from any Yes song till then. 5 stars to it.

So, 4 stars to this good album !

claugroi | 4/5 |

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