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4.45 | 3680 ratings

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5 stars My introductory album to Yes back in 1974. Three of the greatest prog songs ever devised, contrived, composed, performed are on this album: "Heart of the Sunrise" (my introduction to the greatest prog drummer ever), "Roundabout" (my introduction to the awesome power of both Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman), and "South Side of the Sky" (my first taking notice of the power of Jon Anderson's voice talents). So, how can it be anything less than Five stars? All the solo-shorts offer very interesting insights into the individuals that collaboratively make such amazing, groundbreaking music. Though I give the slight edge to Close to the Edge as Yes's top effort, this one rates an inch behind. The overall musicianship is such a notch above other bands of the era save, perhaps, Gentle Giant--and to know they can replicate it all live is simply astounding. One of the great albums for the ages.
BrufordFreak | 5/5 |


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