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GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 1903 ratings

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4 stars Like the time i ran away, turned around and you were standing close to me.

Awaken, Awaken and Awaken. For me, the rest on this album is quite boring. Ok, i sometimes find myself listening to the title track or Turn of the Century, but really, this album is so dominated by the last track, which may be the best Yes epics of all time. The cathedral organ of Wakeman, the amazing jumpy guitar solos by Howe, The angel vocals and magical lyrics of Anderson and not even mentioning rest of the bunch, Awaken is a real masterpiece. It's a real pity that Yes decided on composing the album of more short tracks, rather than a few long ones, the formula which had worked for Yes in their pinnacle album(and to some extent in Relayer).

However, you should not get me wrong, the rest of the tracks are not bad, just in my opinion a little uninteresting or boring. The case with songs like these is often that after a time i find something interesting in them, now overlooked.

If you listen to this record, do not hestitate to skip to the last track, but still put your money on the whole album, this is one is a keeper and solid 4 star album.

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