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4.45 | 3754 ratings

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5 stars A prog album that clicks right into your head from the beginning!

Some people consider yes as a forum only for fans of high-skilled musicanship, but I really like the psychadelic mood of this one, and many of the track hits right from the start. The best of the songs have to be the magic roundabout. Right from the psychadelic intro, the song is fantastic. It features a really great bassline, accoustic guitars and organs, which developes into a fantastic solo at the end. One of prog rocks most stunning songs. Other highlights being the variating, partly intense, partly mellow Heart Of The Sunrise, the dreamy The Fish and the fantastic Mood For A Day, which may be the best accoustic instrumental track in prog history. It's really one of those feel good songs that tells you the world maybe isn't as hopeless and boring as it sometimes feel. The only problem with the album is the short songs the band have putted between the real songs. In the beginning I just got very annoyed of the wimsy songs We Have Heaven and Five Cents Per Nothing. And there really isn't anything good about those, besides they add something to the mysterious psychadelian feel of the album. However, they are short and not a big problem of the overall experience. I actually like this album somewhat better than Close To The Edge and I could recommend it to anyone who not screams of dislike while hearing the somewhat different vocals.

Eastvillage | 5/5 |


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