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CLOSE TO THE EDGE has gotten so many reviews so far, i am wondering what i can add to the subject of one of the best prog album ever made.

At this time, YES couldn't do anything wrong; they were at their peak creatively, recording a third masterpiece in a row. RICK WAKEMAN is well-integrated by now and bring a lot to the plate. He is not credited for anything regarding the writing as ANDERSON abd STEVE HOWE carry the load with a little help from their friend CHRIS SQUIRE. But his keyboards parts is what makes this album majestic and grandiose.

The I GET DOWN part on CTTE is still giving me goosebumps after all those years and when RICK WAKEMAN enters with the organ. that's still heaven for me! The music is really getting symphonic with the title track and AND YOU AND I. WAKEMAN is the man responsible for that . Even the usually pounding bass of CHRIS SQUIRE is relatively subdued here compared to the first 4 albums .You have to wait for the rocker SIBERIAN KHATRU to hear him in the front, but Wakeman still steals the show on this one.

This is YESmusic at his best; one of the best prog album ever made; no music collection is complete without CTTE. It doesn' t have aged , it's timeless music to my ears. Beautiful music created by 5 formidable musicians; where you can be highly techinal and still bring the emotions to the listener.

5 stars of course!!

febus | 5/5 |


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