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3.08 | 1048 ratings

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3 stars By the 1990's, Yes' evolution saw a reverse trend in terms of creativity and uptrend in terms of recording technology. The music content of this album is as good as the cover-- not memorable. But the recording technology used here was brilliant-- resulting in crystal clear sounds. If I remember clearly, they used hard disk recording in the industry for the first time-- or something like that. Back to the album's music. I tell you what I don't like about the albums after Big Generator (well to some degree 90125)-- the drums sound too imposing and too hard, there is a lack of use of any acoustic guitars and all songs nearly use the same instrument timbres. Jon is my favourite vocalist, but I must say there is not much of nuances in the vocal works in this album (or big generator and the later ones)-- mainly because of the compositions. They tried 'progging' up the album through the 12 minute talk-- but it was not a Yes prog, it was a Rabin prog. And Rabin used a lot of sequencers here (the piano opening of the song is a sequencer job)-- too bad when coming from a band that always had world's top class musicians. Then again, the album is not a trash. You can hear it, but you'll probably forget the songs after two years.
Sharier | 3/5 |


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