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TALK

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.04 | 661 ratings

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ingmin68
4 stars ...AND JUSTICE FOR THIS!!! I'm here quoting "Easy Livin" review, to appeal for Yes' "Talk". I like Yes' masterpieces of early 70s, I have been put aside from "Union" and "Open Your Eyes", but please consider that "Talk" contains highly enjoyable music, served with over-the-top production (it was 1994! Still now it show an amazing dynamic spectrum of sounds). Maybe - just a suggestion - one could probably appreciate much this record putting down the "glasses" of previous Yes' production perspective (thanks mr.Kant), and instead putting on... good headphones to join a real sonic ride! The highlights starts with "I'm Waiting", that I clearly remember when I got the record in '94, from the very first notes of the wonderful melody - "this one is one of the best song ever". The clear guitar by Rabin melody intertwines so beautifully with Jon's voice and backing vocals that is everytime melting me away. The mellow parts are burst alternately by stunning drummming & bass by White & Squire. "The Calling" is another excellent track (the opener), though a straight rock tune. In the middle are a series of track (n.4-n.5-n.6) that are good, but not on line with the other ones: "Walls" written with R.Hodgson (Supertramp) contribute. I can understand that for many negative reviewers this part was the less digestible. But I find "Real Love" an underestimated track (even by myself at first spins), with lots of changes in the development, still today! And then we come to the shining sun of the entire work: "Endless dream". For me this has everything, length, fantastic melody, singing, dynamics, all of instrumentation on board, truly symphonic. Really one of the best of my "Best long composition" playlist. Rating: 1. The Calling(6:56): 8/10 2. I Am Waiting (7:25): 9/10 3. Real Love (8:49): 8,5/10 4. State Of Play (5:00): 7/10 5. Walls (4:57): 7/10 6. Where Will You Be (6:09): 7/10 7. Endless Dream (Rabin - Anderson) (15:44): 10/10 FINAL: 8,07/10 = 4 stars. Special mention for the production - extreme dynamic array of sounds, that are really a benchmark-test for your sound system...Best regards!
ingmin68 | 4/5 |

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