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4.67 | 4713 ratings

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5 stars Here is my first rating and hi everybody! So lets start! I know everyone have rated this album obviously because is one of the main albums in the history of Prog´ rock. This is the fifth album of Yes and wow it was recorded in 1972 many bands aported to the Prog scene many gems including this one. We have 3 tracks so sweet for an album, maybe it could be an EP but no at least not for Yes.

The first one CTTE is the main dish in the menu, maybe an excellent opening for an amazing album it could be the final track too. I dont want to say all the sections step for step because everyone have done it, i will say just a little phrase for this one : " If you want to know about prog, you need to listen CTTE... Amazing suite"

Then we have the second track, on it we can see clearly the folk influence specially in the intro of the song, it includes sweets armonics made by Steve, maybe this track is the weakest one in the album at least for me but i love the song is an essential part in the album and i want to say this song is not a filler all the album is essential.

And finally Siberian... wow the main riff is just incredibly, it has a magic from hard-rocky scene but its prog, the bass has a funky sound and all the song is amazing . I love it.

Well i know this album is overrated but this album deserves this category because is an essential piece of knowledge and mature ideas in the band. Maybe this is the highest peak for Yes but i like others albums too. Maybe in others reviews. Classic, Epic, Amazing , Sweet and of course a must-have it addition for any prog colletion.

Highly recommended!!

squire4001 | 5/5 |


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