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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.66 | 4222 ratings

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5 stars Yes were one of the first Prog-rock bands I've listened. They've a special place in my heart. Close To the Edge is their Magnum Opus, I like to call this album "The Cream of Symphonic Progressive Music". Three tracks can be found here, the first track takes the whole first side of the vinyl. This is the title track "Close To The Edge", It's almost 20 minutes of pure symphonic Progressive Music. It's start with a gentle sound of birds and wind, when the music enters you can feel your heart sinks, its so powerful and beautiful. Even if you don't like Jon Anderson's abstract lyrical vision, the music here is the main thing, Bill Bruford(his last album with yes) drumming is really great with odd time signatures and amazing Technics behind the kit. Steve Howe guitar playing is amazing as always,Anderson sings like an angel and Chris Squire along with Bill making one of the best rhythm section prog rock has ever heard. A Must have masterpiece.
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