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5 stars I like Close to the Edge. It's a good album, but I must say it's overrated. The Title track is Yes' best song for sure. It starts with this chaotic jam, that builds to a lovely guitar melody, than the main groove comes in joined by vocal harmonies galore. A few minutes later, things have become almost silent and Chris Squire's background vocals come in with some sweet melodies by Jon Anderson. The Organ kicks in, and then we're back to the groove. It Finally build up to one of the most eargasmic moments of all music when Jon belts out I GET UUUUUUP, I GET DOOOOOOOOOOOWN three times. One of prog's best epics. And You And I starts off as a nice folky acoustic tune, but turns into a melotron masterpiece. And lastly Siberian Khatru. It begins with some mysterious guitar licks, but really gets started when Steve Howe lays out the grooviest guitar riff of all time. Despite all that, the track goes on a minute or two too long. Every time I finish listening to the album I can't help but feel something's missing, it all happens so fast. While I don't consider it Yes's best work (much less prog's), it's a great album nonetheless.
Patrick_Schlies | 5/5 |


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