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4 stars With the addition of Wakeman to the band, Yes were ready to tackle a new masterpeice. They had gained popularity with their last album, The Yes Album, and were now moving onto bigger things.

The epic artwork on the front adds to the magic of the music contained within. the four group collaborations are the highlights, Roundabout (ech, much to overrated, but great!), Heart of the Sunrise, a pounding 10 minute epic, South Side of the Sky, a mystic rocker inspired by the discovery channel, where a young, stoned Jon Anderson had been watching a documentary on arctic explorers. (True story!) Long distance Runaround is a nice song with meaningful lyrics and sound arrangements.

The solo works are a bit less pwnage, but hold their own. Five Percent for Nothing is a short but enjoyable drum track, I seem to be the only one who enjoys Cans and Brahms, We Have Heaven is a satisfying mesh of anderson vocals, The Fish really shines live, and Mood for a Day is one of the most beautiful spanish guitar peices I've heard!

This is an excellent album, a good starting point for a Yes newb.

OGTL | 4/5 |


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