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5 stars The album that started my life long Prog. obsession. My first Prog Rock experience. I bought it at a record store in the Deep South because the cover fascinated me, around 1976 or so. A musical sea change occurred and I've never stopped playing it. The best Progressive Rock album I've ever heard. The only one I've ever heard that carried with it the air of absolute perfection, every element in its exact right place and necessary to the whole, like a more complex Vermeer, something he might have created had he been a late 20th century English rock musician- remove one single element, the entire structure falls apart. The fantastic masterful musical equivalent of Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" had it been painted by Vermeer (the left and center panels only. Yes would soon sum up the right panel in "Gates of Delirium").

How did I managed to start at the very top- pure chance and Roger Dean.

aerosolgrey | 5/5 |


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