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RELAYER

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.36 | 2094 ratings

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Lord Anon
4 stars In the late 1974 Yes released their seventh studio LP called Relayer. Keyboardist Rick Wakeman had left the group earlier in the year and he was replaced by Patrick Moraz. Moraz had a jazz background which was one of the reasons why Relayer was the most jazz-oriented album in Yes' discography so far.

Just three very long songs in this album. Track one (the A-side of the vinyl) is the massive "The Gates of Delirium" which is just brilliant. Tracks two and three (on the second side - vinyl) are both nine minutes long pieces which are both fine but neither of those can't still beat "The Gates of Delirium" as the ultimate highlight here. "To Be Over" might be stronger of the B-side songs but I like "Sound Chaser" very much too.

Four stars is the exact rating I want to give to Relayer. A highly entertaining prog record with over-the-top instrumental work and nice melodies and harmonies. A big improvement from their last studio album.

Lord Anon | 4/5 |

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