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RELAYER

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.37 | 3001 ratings

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transend79
5 stars This album, to me represents the height of Yes's creativity, they truly went the perfect road of trying out where they COULD go. 'The gates of delirium' remains my favorite song of all time, although I have always preffered the 'Yesshows' version. It simply straddles EVERY emotion and avenue the genre has to offer and in turn stuns you with its complexity and structure. I always felt that the mere thought of someone attempting to cover this song is laughable, it seems to me that many other songs are totally coverable but this song would just be silly to even contemplate and almost a sin to try!

I think they complemeted it perfectly with the ultra - experiomental 'Soundchaser' and the more typical Yes 'To be over'. Patrick Moraz brought his jazzy connotations to the experimental table as Howe, Squire and particularly White extended their already impressive abilties to unimaginable limits. The bass and drumming in 'Soundchaser' are utterly unique. True, a band such as 'Dreamtheater' could play that stuff in their sleep, but it remains to be seen whether ANY band could come up with something as different, unique and imaginitive, but still retaining the same qualities as Yes did with 'Relayer'.

Just add that incredible sleeve and a masterpiece was born. I love that whole package so much.

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