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4.35 | 977 ratings

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5 stars Perhaps my all time favorite progressive rock album. When I was in high school, I rode my bicycle 3 miles in the pouring rain to buy this LP. It was worth it. If you can find it, I recommend getting the old vinyl verson for all of the Roger Dean artwork and the picture booklet inside. An amazing package. Bill Bruford only appears on 2 tracks on this, Perpetual Change and Long Distance Runaround. Thankfully we get one of his drum solos on Perpetual Change. Newcomer Alan White took the monumental task of learning all of this challenging material within a couple of weeks before a world tour. Alan White added a lot more "rock" to this material and does a splendid job throughout. This originally was a 3 LP set that seemed like a greatest hits package. The track selection couldn't have been any better. All of the best tunes from The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge all appear here. All played with such raw energy that has been missing from them in quite some time now. Seeing Yes live nowadays, the energy level is about a quarter of what it was when this album came out. An absolute must for progressive rock fans.
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