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4 stars Review #44

Two in a row!!

The same line-up that recorded the debut album of YES was playing in this one. This album has more of the same blasting rock with insane BRUFORD's drums, SQUIRE's bass and KAYE's keyboards but now with the elegant touch of the orchestral arrangements in the background; with this nice arrangements the band reached a new level even more oriented to a Progressive Rock style than to just a regular Hard Rock one.

The formula of six original tracks plus two covers remained in this album too: the album features a RICHIE HAVENS cover ("No opportunity necessary, no experience needed") and a BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD cover ("Everydays"); as a one, the album is very multifaceted: a very interesting mixture of symphonic/jazz/hard/bluesy rock.

The sound that the band would later achieve in its following albums ("The Yes album", "Fragile" and "Close to the edge") got its origin in this album, even when this was the last album featuring the original guitar player Peter BANKS (who would later be replaced by Steve HOWE), "Time and a word" was a corner stone in the development of YES following records.

Uruk_hai | 4/5 |


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