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GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 1415 ratings

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Quirky Turkey
5 stars Wonderous songs! Going For The One is among Yes' best albums.

Going For The One (the song) is a great 'in your face' opener that feels magical, mesmerizing and rocking. It's really 'out there' and is great for dragging the listener into the world of this album. It is somewhat commercial but still good. 8/10

Turn of The Century is one of my favourite songs of all time. It's soft, beautiful and magical. It didn't pull me in after one listen but eventually I grew to love it. I'd give it an 11/10 if I could. Absolute perfection. 10/10

Parallels is a catchy, rocky sort of song that isn't too complex. It's the only song on the album that I wouldn't consider amazing. It's good but not great. The church organ annoys me after a while, but that's just me. 7.5/10

Wonderous Stories is simple and probably the most commercially appealing song. It contains the magical sound present in this album, most by the help of Rick Wakeman's majestic keyboards. Nothing groundbreaking but it's a pleasant song with no apparent flaws. 8.5/10

Awaken is the song that got me interested in Yes and I'm very grateful for it. It's arguably the perfect Yes song. It is structured very well with the same beginning and end, a good length, a very cool solo by Steve Howe, a solo spot for Rick, and, yet again, a magical sound. I recall reading somewhere that Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman think that this is the best Yes song, and I can understand why. 10/10

Considering that Turn of the Century and Awaken are on this album, and that the remaining tracks are also very good, this album must receive 5 stars. Highly recommended.

Quirky Turkey | 5/5 |

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