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Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 2621 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Because of two songs, this album is exceptional masterpiece. Cruel truth, but it's like that. Of course talking 'bout (Round 'bout ?) Yours Is No Disgrace and Starship Trooper suite. So if we assume that these two songs can drag the rest half of this album, as exemplary example (huh?) of masterpiece, it would be unfair to just drag it down by others. No, talking about these two is meaningless (by the way Starship Trooper was first song by Yes that I heard, quite late - after 17 years of life, because my father don't like vocals here, this music wasn't played at home), because their (not only) progness is clear, but also the fact that they're cool, good, the best, extraordinary, perfectly mastered, played and performed (and other positive words you can imagine). But others, like Clap (is not crap, not at all) can be taken from prog point of view too. It's not just folky training song, but can be example of master's crafting skills. OK, maybe this "intro" to I've Seen All Good People can be quite annoying, as with its uplift, annoying style (OK, he has high pitched voice, but that's not reason why to destroy it in something like these seconds in beginning of this song). But later on, it gets better, much better (his tone is returning to normal boundaries).

I can't do anything else than 5(+), because there's switching between perfect and "not-so- perfect, but still-very-good-songs", so there's no other option. Very recommended album for everyone new in Yes matter.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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