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3.07 | 1021 ratings

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4 stars Here is another Trevor Rabin contribution, in the mid-90's which have seen changes in the standard Yes formation. Was it for good or for bad ? Opinions are diverse in the 'around-Yes world'... I personally think it was going away from the classic sound of the '70's but there are still some good classical moments.

In my view, for a CD to get a 5-star mark, it has to be overall good, i.e. every track is super good, or there can be some weaker spots wherein masterpieces are present, giving the whole CD an 'essential' quote. Here, I think it is not that far from '5', in reference to my 2nd way to get 5, in the sense that the CD contains 'Endless Dreams', which a truly classical prog composition, marvelous, complex, powerful and beautiful. It has everything, including a charming ending, symphonic parts, sound effects, piano virtuosis, the main musical theme coming and going everywhere, the special voice of Jon, etc. The CD is worth the buying, only because of this track !

The rest is too various in quality for equalling the epic 'Endless Dream', but I like quite good 'The Calling', for a central part where the musical tones are changing as 'hell', and 'State of Play' for its extreme power. An average of a hypothetical quoting of each track gives a score at around '4', given the fabulous epic, which is in my view one of the best ever, by any group ! And which is at least equally good as any of past Yes epics !

Progdaybay | 4/5 |


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