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3.41 | 1022 ratings

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3 stars Since the release of the full-length " Magnification" ten years ago and I was interested to know what my favorite band had created. Prior to the release of the album, I have downloaded it from the Internet. So, that's what impressed me:

Firstly, the name of release - I think most fans of progressive rock were more scared of the album title, than the expected quality of sound. The title refers to the farewell, goodbye, which suggests that this's the last release of Yes. But! After listening to the album, something I did not find any hints on the completion of a career. Mabey I was looking bad? I don't think so!

Secondly, talent will not spend on drink! The quality of new material is very pleased. Level of perfomance is on high position. Benoit David sings very well in studio, by the way,and not too bad,even compared to Jon. It was cool to hear echoes from the "Drama" and "90125". The current sound of the band has some contrast, because there is not usual crossing different motifs,which is not typical for the group. It is worth noting the epic song - Fly From Here - which lasts for more than twenty minutes. Frankly, I like to listen to the parts individually separatly than in a single whole epic. "Bumby Ride" a really good fusion with premise to "classical" period of the band's sound. A full-fledged prog-rock song is only "Into The Storm", which is worthy of finishing an album with its tough and dynamic sound. Cute "Hour Of Need" is a qualitative classic rock with a catchy melody. Instrumental "Solitair" perhaps deserves special attention: an acoustic item from Steve Howe may be a worthy continuation of traditional guitar things of Yes.

To summarize, I want to say that the band has issued not such a poor work, but there's no progressive rock that I'd like to hear and listen. Good, but... non-essential. 3.5/5.

yes-fan | 3/5 |


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