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5 stars As a muscian, and an avid YES fan, I must point out one factor. No one, and I mean no has attacked the music based on a musical level. That is to say, no one talks about composition. I must say this, and not simply because I love YES, but I have never heard a band, progressive or not, that has as much form, compositionally as YES. No one ever talks about this. Their structure is sooo tight, and well crafted. They have a high sense of concrete form, that I have never heard in anyone other than classical composers. Their music represents the true meaning of COMPOSITION! The way they weave, intricate motivic segments through out a piece, connecting the whole is remarkable. Once again I go on record....I dare one to find a band with THAT MUCH SOLID STURCTURE. I love King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Genesis, Jethro Tull so on and so forth.....but I have not encountered such well crafted compositions as with YES. Relayer is a masterful album! I personally would have liked them to keep Patrick atleast for one more album. It would be interesting to see what they would have done next. There i nothing on this album that is weak.
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