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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.65 | 3240 ratings

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krishl
5 stars What can I add that "Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music" doesn't already say? Way back in 1972, I heard Roundabout on the radio, listened to the B side on the jukebox at the foosball parlor, bought Roundabout, and fell in love. My next purchase (IIRC) was Close to the Edge and I can only relate it simply blew me away. I was 15 or so and listening to Deep Purple and Jethro Tull and Jimi Hendrix and Steppenwolf and ZZ Top. Everything changed with those birds or whatever they are opening the title track. What could those lyrics possibly mean? What is a Khatru, and are they only found in Siberia? Why was the preacher sad? This record astounded me then and still does. Not right away.
krishl | 5/5 |

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