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5 stars In my opinion, this is THE BEST ROCK ALBUM EVER RECORDED! I just love it, it is powerful and beautiful and creative from beginning to end...I really don't find the right words to praise it.

Gates of Dellirium is definitely, and by far, superior to any other Yes epics: here we have these five guys at their best! The middle section, so powerful and evocative, with breath-taking bass line and...have you noticed the background sound efx? ie, explosions, machine gun shots, moanings, etc...the horror of war is there!! And then it comes Soon, one of the most beautiful, wonderful all-time pieces of music. It brings tears to my eyes!!! have you noticed the strange background voice that accompanies Jon's in some moments? it's like a ghost!

Sound Chaser, a mind-blowing experience, though it took me dozens of listenings to get it. Great riffs!! Both bass and guitar are so agressive, I love them!

To Be Over, wondeful middle section, when Howe is soloing and the mellotrons are at the back...and the ending is just moving.

This is my second favourite album(being the first Private Collection by Jon & Vangelis). I really think Relayer is not only a prog rock pivotal piece, but of the whole history of music.

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