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3.77 | 1545 ratings

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3 stars OK, early days as I've only just received the CD and listened to it a couple of times but...

Unlike many reviewers, for me Yes lost it with Relayer. It was the album that totally turned me off them and I never bought anything by them again until 90210 (a mistake) and the odd compilation.

When I heard the MP3 on PA of Machine Messiah I thought I really had to give this a go. I'd never heard the "Yuggles" lineup.

And to tell the truth it's not bad at all! For me Machine Messiah is the closest they come to recreating the classic Yes sound.

What it lacks for me is not the Jon Anderson/Rick Wakeman factor but just the thrill that albums like CTTE gave me; that that here were a bunch of musicians playing apparently different parts that somehow blended into something greater than the sum of those parts. It's slightly too homogenous, each musician's part somehow too similar to the other.

Nevertheless I've got to say I've heard a lot worse. Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes seem to slot in pretty comfortably. No regrets about buying it at all. 3/5 from me

zedkatz | 3/5 |


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