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5 stars During those two years a PA member (senior member in fact) I didn't try to meke Yes reviews because is my favourite band and it's very hard to write something impartial, leaving my emotions behind, about any Yes album.

I have to recognize that Yes discography during the 80's, 90's and 00's is very irregular but still they are THE BAND in the top of my preferences. So tonight I decided to leave my fears behind and write something about Relayer, my personal masterpiece into Yes discography.

I don't want to mention details. There's about 100 or 200 reviews about this album consider by many of you as a masterpiece or at least necessary in any music collection. From my point of view is the climax of Yes career (don't shoot me, Wakeman fans!) because the three songs of the album reach the perfect balance between some kind of hard rock and the classic beautiful progressive Yes passages leaded by Jon's voice, specially in that monumental epic called Gates of Delirium, one of the greatest prog songs of all history: awsome lyrics, powerful guitars, keyboards that sound as an earthquake, the solid bass sections of Chris Squire and Alan White in his best moment as drummer. A caothic piece that takes you out of your mind to put you into the middle of a musica hell until the well known Soon enters to bring pace and harmony.

This song is enough to give Relayer five stars but Sound Chaser and T Be Over just confirms what I said before: This is THE ALBUM made by Yes during the 70's, completed by two songs full of intrincated changes where every musician can show their talents.

Honestly, if I have to choose just one album to listen for the rest of my life, it's probable that I will choose Relayer... For me, is THE PROGRESSIVE ALBUM of the 70's...

progadicto | 5/5 |


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