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3.76 | 890 ratings

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3 stars I'm surprised this album is underrated many times on the net. Of course, it's not their best album, but is has some wonderful moments on it. Give Love Each Day contains beautiful orchestral work and an excellent chorus. I also love the positive lyrics. As many other bands nowadays sing about political problems and shit in this world, Yes sings about hope, love and faith. Dreamtime is the best track for me, as it keeps attention for the full 10 minutes it takes. Other long-piece In The Presence Off is a little dissapointing as it does not contain exciting moments or stunning melodies. Anyway, some passages (like the first part Deeper) are quite nice.

I think the studio-material from Keys To Ascension (collected on the 2002-release Keystudio, highly recommended for classic Yesfans!) is the artistic peak of Yes between Going For The One (77) and this record. (with AWBH as exception) Rick Wakeman is really missed on this album, as a complete orchestra is needed to replace him. I prefer keyboards.

Robin | 3/5 |


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