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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.65 | 3238 ratings

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CH1390
5 stars I'd like to start my first review with the album that got me into progressive rock so long ago in the first place. Around ten years ago when I was only around nine years old, I was watching music videos on TV when I saw Yes's "I've Seen All Good People" come up. I was amazed by the song and I asked my dad who it was by and he said Yes. So I looked up their albums online and found that this one was recommended. So I asked him for this album and when I finally recieved it I put it in my radio and noticed there were only 3 songs. I thought to myself who would listen to an 18 minute song?

I did not expect to find myself with a record with such adventure or one that would hold my attention for 18 minutes, but it did and it even left me wanting more. I'd never heard an intro so erratic, and I found the singing much different than anything I'd heard at the time but in a good way. Even "And You And I" blew me away just as much as the title track with it's warm happy aura brought by Wakeman's keyboards. All three songs were masterpieces to me then and they are still to this day. There's not much more I can add or say about the music, but I highly reccomend this album for anyone getting into progessive rock or someone that is already in love with the genre that hasn't given this a shot. I'm thankful for CTTE and all the doors it opened to me musically, and I hope others that haven't listened to it can find the same.

CH1390 | 5/5 |

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