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4 stars Having been a huge Yes fan for many years I always considered this album as a unique piece of music. To my mind it is quite diffrent from all the stuff the band have invented. The main reason for this change could be the departure of Rick Wakeman and the arriving of new Yes keybordist Patrick Moraz. With Moraz on the board the band composed music that could be described only by one word: modern. And indeed it is . Almost every sound on this album seems to be coming out of the 21-st century. The CD consists only of 3 songs. First of them Gates of delirium( loosely based on Tolstoi's War and peace) is one of my all time prog classics. And the ending theme SOON is Jon Anderson's finest moment. altough Gates is such a great song what follows does not dissapoint you. Sound Chaser is the jazziest piece tyhe have ever recorded. Driven by Moraz Hammond riff the song develops strangely towards pure avangard. Album ends up with the beatifull ballad To be over. To sum up it must be said that altough RELAYER is not their best CD its still worth buying as one of the prog classics. My rating 4.5 stars
Edgar01 | 4/5 |


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