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Symphonic Prog

4.66 | 4085 ratings

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5 stars Ah Yes, will i ever tie of your great 70's releases? Most likely not since I used the word great. Close to the Edge is a brilliant work of emotion, poetic majesty in lyrical composition and a highly skilled technical mastery of various instruments. I was reading Rolling Stones top 100 guitarist and Steve Howe was not in the top fifty. I feel that Close to the Edge is one example of great and talented a guitarist can be when he takes the instrument in different directions, Howe's composition and playing style is so deep, complex, unique and stunning. But this doesn't end at Howe, it extends to Anderson, Wakeman, Squire and Bruford. Every song takes you into a completely different mindset, it really takes you on a journey. I never feel that anything in the album drags, every note, every chord progression, every time changes, all builds a unique piece. A friend of mine who plays piano at my church and writes music professionally says that writing music is like painting a picture. Close to the Edge is on par with any great painting and will remain a timeless masterpiece.
TheLastBaron | 5/5 |


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