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2.54 | 1249 ratings

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2 stars One of the problems with this album is that Jon Anderson is not credible as counterpart of Simon LeBon. Commercial doesn't always mean bad, but the title track is nothing more than a bad imitation of the Duran Duran sound, in addition released when the Duran were already on their "sunset boulevard".

Not everything in this album is totally bad. "Shoot High Aim Low" is a good song in the mood of 90125 with some good acoustic/classic guitar. This is immediately followed by "Almost Like Love" that I think is the lowest peak of the album.

The B-side opens with "Love will find a way". A pop song with a strings intro. Quite poor lyrics.The guitar is something already listened somewhere else. Here we are at the same level of GTR, even if Steve Howe is not in the band. "Final eyes" has a bit more of Yes and is a kind of song that we will find later on "ABWH" and on "The Union". "I'm Running" is not that bad while Holy Lamb is just a filler. Better than the A-side, in any case.

I'm sure that the strong fans of yes will enjoy also this poor album (as I did), but I can't reate it more than 2 stars

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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