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Michael Coia
5 stars A friend of mine, a huge Yes fan, has yet to buy this because it doesn't contain the 'classic lineup'. I've played this for him once, but he didn't seem to soak it in because we were playing Cop Killer. I actually got a little mad at him for not really listening to it, that's how much I like this album. So far I've only been able to persuade one other person to buy this, but I hope this can add a few more to that list. Even though I'm just as big a fan of the "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" line-up as any, I think these guys are just as talented. "Gates of Delerium" is THE track on "Relayer". When I really got into this album, I think I listened to this track three times in a row once. It is an epic song I've had little chance to talk about with anyone. I can't believe some of the reviews I've read about this song and this entire album. I'll say that it's an aquired taste, but anyone who doesn't give this album the proper listening it deserves (the same goes for all other albums) is not a true prog fan. You have to be open to all forms of music because they might have a lasting effect if you give them a chance. This may not be my most favorite Yes album, but I have to give credit where credit is due, and I don't think there are a lot of albums like this one. Buy it. Listen to it. Listen to it again, and again, and again. Only when you properly hear this can you judge it, and it will get what it deserves.
Michael Coia | 5/5 |


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