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5 stars "Relayer" (a world taken from "Tales From Topographic Oceans") is great!!! I bought it on 1974 and I still enjoy listening to it. I was at college at those days and feel the line that begins with "Fragile", goes through "CttE" and "TFTO" and gets to "Relayer" marks the best time for "YES music. OK, White is not Brufford and Moraz is not Wakeman, but it still sounds great. Return to "Close to the Edge" format was a very good idea. I absolutely love epics (real ones) and here I can get large doces of those. IMO "Gates of Delirium" is a masterpiece. Love the music, love the sound and love the mood changes, sometimes violent (war) and sometimes sweet (peace). "Sound Chaser" is heavy and wild, Jon anderson can't sing wildly, but it doesn't matter, the hole makes a great opus. "To Be Over" as been one of my all time favourites, if I close my eyes, I really feel "sailing down the calming streams" and get a free trip to relax. Every part of every piece is so well written and delivered that I simply feel this is my favourite 1974 album (even prior to KC's "Red").
chiang | 5/5 |


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