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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.66 | 4273 ratings

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dagrush
5 stars Well, I guess everybody who wants to write reviews has to hit this one at some point.

Close to the edge - I'm one of the few who gets annoyed by the "I get up, I get down" section. I think the other four parts are all fantastic, but that one hauls the title track from getting a perfect score from me. The first section is my favourite, for comparison. 7/10 for section three, 10/10 for the others, 9/10 overall.

And you and I - Some of the pieces of this can get annoying from time to time, but overall it's a wonderful composition. It's too bad they hurt it on Yessongs, but it's still in its full magical form here. 10/10.

Siberian khatru - While the previous two songs put this album on the path to perfection, I believe this is the one that carries it over the threshold. I believe this is the best song that has Yes ever done and very few songs can top it. An easy ace, 10/10.

I don't think this is the best album of all time. I think it's in the top ten, but not quite number one. Still worth the "masterpiece" score, though.

dagrush | 5/5 |

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