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4 stars It has brilliant compositions but it has some flaws (like the solo sections)

Roundabout 9.5/10 : This has to be one of the best non-prog songs of all times! It has a great bass line, a legendary guitar introduction, catchy vocals, very catchy chorus, and a dark loud bridge that is progish.

Cans Braham 3.5/10 : mediocre keyboard solo, very disappointing that wakeman did this.

We Have Heaven 3/10 : a vocal harmony based piece. It is annoying to listen sometimes and embarrasing when listening it with somebody else.

South Side of The Sky 8.5/10 : very very good hard rock song with great imagery of freezing to death on a mountain. The piano solo stands out as one of the best things wakeman has done to Yes (I learned to play it too) and the la la la chanting is very memorable.

Five Percent per Nothing 1/10 : I don't know ... I just don't get it. it sounds awful.

Long Distance Runaround 9/10 : I wish short pop songs in the radio were this good. Thundering ascending Bass riffs, good keyboard/guitar riff, nice melodies and ends with a lighting speed solo

Fish 8/10 : It is very original overdubbing a thousand bass guitars, and it sounds great. This is a GOOD solo spot.

Mood for a Day 10/10 : Is there an solo acoustic guitar composition that is more brilliant than this??

Heart Of the Sunrise 9.5/10 : Excellent finisher. It sounds very loud and fast in the beginning, but then Chris Squire starts riffing and Bill Bruford starts improvising very well in the drums .. then it gets loud again .. until it changes to a completely different mellow song with one of the best vocals Anderson has ever did and some random riffing all over the place. Very good song! If only the reprise of the annoying We have Heaven is not here.

My Grade : B+

Zitro | 4/5 |


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