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Lieven Van Paemel
5 stars When I first saw this LP, somewhere around 1975 when I started getting into music, I was so impressed with the artwork. I was 14 but I allready had some Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze LPs and a good sleeve can actually have quite a decent record inside.

Fragile IS an excellent album with some minor bits and pieces. I always loved the start of "South side of the sky" and I especially loved Bill Brufford's short "Five per cent for nothing" and Chris Squire's "The Fish".

I tried to listen to earlier albums and later albums and found them all real stinkers. Just the same problem I always had with Genesis; I absolutely hate singers like Peter Gabriel and Jon Anderson, who usually sings as if his thing is stuck between his zipper. This really is the ONLY Yes album that I like... even love.

This is an album with great music made by skilled musicians. Here at least Anderson's singing is still bearable. Here no infantile things like "Yours is no disgrace" or completely overlaboured "music" like on Close to the Edge and it's follow up.

And especially... the artwork by Roger Dean... One of his finest moments! For an album by Yes... I hesitate between 3 and 4 stars...

Considering this IS the ONLY Yes album I like, I'll be generous!

Lieven Van Paemel | 5/5 |


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