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3.89 | 2345 ratings

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3 stars I should give this record 1 star only because it's one of the few records I fell asleep while listening to it. I got it on one cassette so my stereo could play it over and over again and it did... while I was sleeping. I never had a nerve to buy that 2 CD set. This album isn't bad. It's just way over arranged and over produced. Everything is 'over' here. Lack of ideas for compositions? That's nothing new for Yes. Bill Bruford once said that if you close 5 guys in the studio it's possible they will create something interesting. And he was talking about Yes and working on Close To The Egde. I never liked that album to be honest and listening to this one I have better feelings. I still think Yes being excellent musicians were poor composers. This album is way too long. It should last for not more than 45 minutes. I like the moments when band plays more dynamic. I especially dig Chris Squire bass guitar work. He's truly amazing. Rick Wakeman said he was bored to death when playing on this album and he just had to escape to Black Sabbath cos he'd die from boreness in Yes. I can understand that. It put me to sleep once and fortunatelly I didn't go into coma. If you stand first disc you'll possibly go through the second one just try to capture good moments of this album. There are good moments on it. You have to be patient.
LSDisease | 3/5 |


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