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3.89 | 2348 ratings

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5 stars My ALL-TIME Greatest #22
How can I do justice to the favorite album of my favorite band?
How can one describe music with words?
How come art and beauty are so elusive?

Global Appraisal

The dinossauric dimension of this record is undeniable and I think that was/can be frightful for those less corageous in their musical adventures. Fortunately that wasn't my case and since the day I ventured at this trip I have for years and years re-listened to the album always with unfailing pleasure.

Progressive rock at its utmost creative and inventive form coming from a gathering of exceptional musicians which attain individually and collectively their respective Opus Magnum - really, what else do you want?


R. Wakeman expansive but at the same time contained keyboard playing, an apparent contradiction to translate my sense that he for once manages to reach (with flying colors) that difficult equilibrium between vigorous expression and good taste (so often lost on his solo works).

The singing, the singing...
J. Anderson in top form, period.

Quinino | 5/5 |


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