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2.98 | 1398 ratings

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3 stars We have arrived at a confused time period in Yes history, I have never really liked this album to be honest I can only listen to Future Times/Rejoice, Release, Release, Madrigal, and On The Silent Wings of Freedom and at that they are not even that great the rest is a mess, I have to talk about it though(really I have to talk about it, jeesh!!!). The album cover should indicate the album for you it's horrible and take it from a devout Yes fan like me. Legend has it that Rick Wakeman was so disgusted by the album cover that he threw a tomato at it, After this Yes disbanded because they didn't know where to go from this album. With all that said it still needs to be reviewed

Here is the track listing for this album:

1. Future Times/Rejoice-I like this song but really it doesn't really cut it for Yes, these are the same guys that recorded 'Turn Of The Century," really????, it's still decent and it deserves a listen 7/10

2. Don't Kill The Whale-I don't like this song very much and the solo by Rick in it, is rather embarrassing really come on guys you could do so much better than this.The lyrics are about saving the whale(which is awesome and very poignant) but musically it just fails.4/10

3. Madrigal- I like this piece quite a bit the best song on the album so far up to this point but not up to Yes's standards 8/10

4. Release, Release- This song is another good song from the album it sounds rather happy and I love that but again it is not up to Yes's standards and what they are capable of doing 7/10

5. Arriving UFO- This song should be avoided, if you don't want to disappoint yourselves stay away if so give it a listen 4/10

6. Circus of Heaven-I don't really like this song at all but it's Yes and it deserves a listen and that alone should merit it a listen but be warned. 4/10

7. Onward- Again it's the same thing I don't really seem to hear a difference on this recording from previous songs on the album 7/10

8. On The Silent Wings of Freedom- This is the best piece on the album but again it pales in comparison from other Yes recordings 9/10

Overall the album gets this and I hate doing it but it isn't that good at all really. It gets a 47/80 which out of 10 constitutes a little more than 5 out of 10 which constitutes a 2 star rating, no!!!! not Yes, but it sad but true. This album has caught on a little still not great but not bad. 3 stars Peace out!!!!!

ProgMetaller2112 | 3/5 |


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