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4.67 | 4528 ratings

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5 stars Well, it's hard to add something new about this album, it's an all time classic and there's no doubt it will still be blessed in a century. I would not say that it's the best prog album ever made cos it's a very subjective opinion but we can surely declare that it's one of the albums which had created a lot of emulation around prog music and inspired hundreds of bands around the world, prog or not.

Listening to Close To The Edge is not easy, it takes time to find the beauty of every piece that composes this work. But at the first listening, you immediately know that there's something more than usually, and you want to understand why, so you listen to it, over and over again. That's only after several times that the real magic is operating.

What had fascinated so much people in this album? Complexity of musical structure? technical achievement? amazing melodies? Those are potential explainations.

But maybe there is no real explanation but a moment of grace, perfect synergy, a lapse of time when music is more than music, close to the edge of mystery.

fairyliar | 5/5 |


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