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5 stars This is definately one of the best albums in prog history.

CLOSE TO THE EDGE contains three songs, "Close To The Edge", "And You And I" and "Siberian Khatru". Each song is outstanding, on a technically infrequent reached level, with excellent chant and a lot of alternation. To cut a long story short: It is a masterpiece.

"Chaotic perfection" (somebody said it in the forum and I think this appellation fits very well), incredible complexity and very bombastic parts which you can find in the song "Close To The Edge", beautiful, classical and also a very little bit more catchy melodies as they exist in "And You And I" and rocky and blitheful parts as they are abounded in the song "Siberian Khatru", this all amounts CLOSE TO THE EDGE.

This album is the best album YES ever produced. It was the last album with drummer BILL BRUFORD (or by all means the last album he played in each song) who left the band after CLOSE TO THE EDGE to join KING CRIMSON.

CLOSE TO THE EDGE is a masterpiece, there exist only a few other albums that reach the same level as this awesome CD.

Badabec | 5/5 |


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