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GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 1401 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars Coming after a period of three years paused, Yes came roaring back with the big "Going for the One. " Although far from their best album (there's no way to overcome "Close to the Edge" and "Relayer" ) is very pleasant to hear, considering that we are in 1977 and progressive rock is losing strength for punk.

The title track opens the album, but not the way I like,Before I liked this song, but now she's just a bunch of boring and repetitive vocals, dissonant guitars and bad synthesizers (although Wakeman has not let me down as in Tormato ).

With "Turn of the Century" things start to improve.This is a superb song, one of the most beautiful that the band has composed.Although I love the first half, led by Howe's guitar (he is the master of this instrument) ,the second part takes the listener into a semi-final epic. Paralells "opens strong with a great church organ (remembering the days of "CTTE "), and even if you lose the power on is still good to hear. "Wonderous Stories" is more mainstream, but it is so beautiful and sweet to hear that u do not regret to say that I love.

And "Awaken" closes the album grandly.Yes, this is one of the best bands ever of Yes (forgive me the pun), but I think it loses out to "Close to the Edge","The gates of delirium" and "And You and I ". But what of Mellotrons and organs? Divine! This track is an undoubted masterpiece.

A remarkable thing is that this was the first album to have tracks with less than 8 minutes from "Fragile", which is 1971.Unfornately their magic can not be found in the ambiguous "Tormato" which is the most disappointing of his albums 70's, but from "Drama" things get better (at least that's what I think.

4 stars.

voliveira | 4/5 |

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