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5 stars After the masterpiece "Close To The Edge", Yes proved their ambitions with the double album "Tales From The Topographic Oceans".Clearly this is a controversial album, as some fans (and detractors) say that the songs are just filling (see, there are only four songs), while other fans (like me) consider it a masterpiece.In my opinion, "Tales ..." is very underrated.

"The Revealing Science of God / Dance of Dawn" begins the album with only guitar and sweet voice of Howe Anderson, but the music starts to grow up to spend a wonderful instrumental.Essa music is very good, but I think the weakest of the album (hey, there's no weak songs on this album!).

"The Remembering / High The Memory" takes to get the battery only comes in 5 minutes, but it is much better than antecessor.Rick Wakeman uses mellotron ostensibly here (and this is your most hated album of Yes) and some melancholics.The final passages are quite wonderful!

"The Ancient / Giants of Sun"is very strange and experimental chamber music from a hard taste, I know (and have to agree that the instrumental opening is horrendous), but when the vocals enter the things get a better . the music starts there for 12 minutes, when the chaotic section gives rise to a beautiful acoustic section (something like that happens in "Gates of Delirium" when "Soon" begins).

Ritual / Nous sommes du Soleil "is the best song begins here.It somewhat chaotic, but a guitar solo by Howe 4 minutes there calms the things.The vocals are good.Are a many confusing and violent solo percussion but even this is cool!

This album is worthy of five stars, for sure, but it does not reach the brilliance of CTTE and "Relayer".

voliveira | 5/5 |


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