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Symphonic Prog

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Evandro Martini
5 stars Close to the Edge is Close to the Edge. All the members are in their best, the vocal harmonies are excelent, more complexes than in Yes Album and Fragile, and the composition is the best there can be in prog. In the epic song, Yes managed to do perfect prog with weaker melodies, because the arrangements are so mind-blowing and complete that the melodies donīt matter at all(the vocal, because Howeīs melodies are very good). And you and I is in some ways the oposite: itīs not mind blowing, and the emphasis is in melodies. The part with "organ-backing vocals" is an absolute musical orgasmous. Siberian Kathru is closer to classic rockīnīroll, but with the complexity of Yes. I see it as a better version of Roundabout. Comploetely essential.
Evandro Martini | 5/5 |


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