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Symphonic Prog

4.66 | 4085 ratings

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5 stars This is a masterpeice, and I can't and won't attempt to add to the eulogies that are given it in other reviews. So just a few personal comments; it does take a number of listenings before you get into it, but once you do, it's well worth it; my only small criticism is that the pipe organ risks getting a little too er..pompous? on CTTE - but that's not enough to reduce my 5 star rating; and after years of listening to this album the track I have come to enjoy most, the one sometimes considered to be a little lightweight, is Siberian Khatru; it has haunting melodies, driving rhythms, and of all three tracks (or should I say parts - the album really needs to be listened to as a whole), it is the one that pointed Yes in a direction they never followed; instead we got Tales from Topographic Oceans.

I would agree with those that rate this the ultimate prog rock album (or indeed, the ultimate album period!)

Phil | 5/5 |


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