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5 stars ok, new to the site, but here we go. 1. wakeman hated topographic so, let's get some fresh blood. 2. let's make it percussive, slightly jarring, and sonically insane. oh...and a tad funky. 3. we will let alan finally come into his own by granting him total percussive freedom. 4. we will let steve go completely inward and play a telecaster throughout, but only if his treble settings are pegged. 1. 5. jon shall bang out a side-long masterpiece dealing with conflict, battle, and ultimately resolve and utopian resolution. 6. it's 1974 7. we (being yes) will play our biggest shows to date, and open our set with an instrumental that confused everyone. 8. this album will be dark, nervous, frantic, unsure of itself. (much like the mid 70's) 9. we shall have our friend roger create a sleeve cover that fits the mood in a way that is offensively perfect. 10. after all this chaos, a tranquil, calming song will end the madness. 1. a fender pedal steel will be available.

i love relayer not only as an adventurous piece of music, but also as a picture of a band moving forward. i adore 'close to the edge' and i'll do a topographic listen-down any time. but it is. it's the heaviest yes. it's the proggiest yes. and to me it's the most melodic and emotionally satisfying work. it's all here.

senor | 5/5 |


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