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GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 1720 ratings

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Progbear
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3 stars Yes seem to be trying to be all things to all people on this very varied LP. The title tune and "Parallels" are straight-up rockers. "Turn Of The Century" is a largely acoustic ballad with classical touches. The folky singalong "Wonderous Stories" gave the band their biggest UK hit. But, for proggers, the tune that matters is the 15-minute epic "Awaken". This features some of the band's most impressive keyboard work, and like most of RELAYER, it takes the best moments of TALES and dilutes them to their very essence.

Rick Wakeman makes a welcome return on keys. He adds pipe organ to "Parallels" and "Awaken"; his piano playing on the latter is likewise exquisite. Howe's guitarwork is quite varied: from wailing steel guitar on the title song to some of his finest classical acoustic work on "Turn Of The Century".

Not their most consistently progressive album (some of this is pretty much mainstream rock), but still a good and worthy release. "Awaken" alone justifies its purchase.

Progbear | 3/5 |

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