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4 stars To be honest, I was a wee bit disapointed with this album.

After Close To The Edge, and the overly pompous Tales Of A Topagraphic Ocean, this album saw them attempt to do another Close To The Edge, with the 3 big songs (its pretty obvious)

This is a great album no doubt, but compared to the ones before, it doesn't even come close.

This also saw Yes going a wee bit downhill when it came to the craziness of the compositions.

1. The Gates Of Delirium - This is pretty out there of a song, musically. The melodies are great, and was interesting to know that this was mainly Jon's composition. The middle instrumental section is incredibly crazy. I'm not the biggest fan of Soon to be honest, it is a wee bit close of a melody for me. All in all, it still is pretty epic. 10/10

2. Sound Chaser - Their most craziest song. Very jazz influenced, very symphonic. According to Andy Tillson (The Tangent, 90 Degress Or Parallel) the last few seconds has Ohm, the sound of the universe. I think that is a little farce, but who knows, could be true. 10/10

3. To Be Over - I'm not the biggest fan of this song to be honest. It's very repetitive, and quite boring. It is nice, but it fails in comparison to most Yes songs. What intrigued me was the almost musical like melodies. That was what really intrigued me. 9/10

CONCLUSION: Still a great album, but by far, not Yes' best.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |


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