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3.49 | 111 ratings

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4 stars Well what a surprise this one turned to be. Quest it definitely isn't. Everything about original Yes including polyrhythm, changes of tempo and instrumental virtuosity is there. Ok, Jon Anderson is missing. He is irreplaceable. However this is easily their best album since Magnification and the title track is easily their best song since "In the Presence of". Jay Schellen is actually a much drummer than Alan White in his latter years and maybe that's why this album appeals so much to me. The previous two albums simply don't do this great band justice. I would have preferred a little less filler with the music crammed into a single CD rather than spread out onto two CD's. An example of this is the track "Luminosity" which starts innocuously, then at around the 5 minute mark Steve Howe comes in with some beautiful slide guitar playing with Jay Schellen going off in his own direction. Sherwood is to be congratulated for his bass work keeping in the style of Chris Squire. And the orchestral arrangements are perfect, particularly on the title track. Mirror To The Sky is a brilliant return to form. Pity it took 20 years for the band Yes to find their voice again.
iluvmarillion | 4/5 |


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