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FLY FROM HERE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.45 | 787 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars THEY'RE BACK!

Ten years after "Magnification", and Yes again. and even better. "Fly from here" is not as good as its predecessor, but it is a work strong, well produced, and that is pleasing to many people.

Now, let's get to. "Drama" is back? more or less. David Benoit sings well? Oh ,how he sings. This guy has a voice blessed by heaven. even more rewarding is to see Chris Squire singing again after "Can you imagine" the previous album - he has a great voice!

Analyzing track-by-track:

The title track is a monstrous epic of almost 24 minutes which occupies 50% of the length of the album and is the longest song ever composed by Yes . And, ironically, is not good when the analysis as a whole. Unlike other epics subdivided into several songs, "Fly from Here" does not have a good flow between their parts. See the last two songs, "Bumpy Ride" and the reprise of "We Can Fly", is a brutal cut of a song and another. Nevertheless, they are the two weakest songs on the album. Fortunately this epic has great moments mostly, as evidenced by "We Can Fly," "Sad night at the airfield" and "Madman at the screens."

The seventh track, "The Man You Always Wanted to Be Me" is a ballad sung by Squire that's really cool and deserves attention, while "Life on the Film Set" and "Hour of Need" are two other interesting songs are the shortest of the album (if you consider the title track as one). In fact, "Hour of Need" is higher in the Japanese version, but I had the opportunity to hear it in this version.

"Solitaire" is a beautiful instrumental song of Steve Howe seems to be a cousin of late "Clap" from "The Yes Album" and "Mood for a Day" from "Fragile". Since the last track, "Into the Storm" is another weak moment on the album (I sincerely hoped that this music was dark, as its title, but not - is happy progressive rock, typical of Yes)

4 stars

voliveira | 4/5 |

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