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5 stars One of the few definitions of the word masterpiece lies in this fantastic work of Yes. My absolute favorite Yes album and one of the top 5 albums in general ever. I can't enough good things about this one folks. Roundabout kicks off with a bang and is a great 8 min single which became popular for the band at the time and still remains a famous track of theirs. With Cans and Brahms I'll discuss all the "solo" pieces on the album. Cans and Brahms is Rick's and is not bad but does leave a little to be desired. We Made Heaven is Jon's piece and always got stuck in my head and never let up. It even gets a reprise in Heart of the Sunrise which is awesome but we'll get to that later. Five Cent Per Nothing is Bill's and is very weird in it's time and rhythm and still confuses me on how to play it but I do enjoy it. Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) is Chris's and does show how great a bass player he is but he truly shines on the songs of this one. Mood for a Day is Steve's and is a great opener for Heart of the Sunrise. Now on with the songs. South Side of the Sky is one of my favorites of Yes and is just a flawless, somewhat underrated track with a great piano mid section from Rick Wakeman. Long Distance Runaround is another good single song that always worked with Fish perfectly and work better together than in two pieces IMO. Now, Heart of the Sunrise, is one of the best epics ever written. Everyone is top notch in musicianship, the lyrics are great, Jon as a soft singer with a huge emotional end is perfect for him. This is a classic song and album that I highly recommend if your just getting into Yes start here, you won't regret it. 5 Stars. Highlights: Roundabout, We Made Heaven, South Side of the Sky, Long Distance Runaround/Fish, and Heart of the Sunrise
criticdrummer94 | 5/5 |


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