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Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 2008 ratings

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5 stars To start my review of YES "Going For The One",want make clear wich I'm a fan of Yes music. However, I'm a amateur musician (guitarrist) and due to this fact, I think I'm capable to make a review without contamination because to my musical preference !!!

The music of GFTO is contagious and brilliant !!! In the disc are not only a single displeased moment. Even in the solo passages where usually stand out only one instrument, the magistral band performance also deserves highlights.

The disc stars with the title track "Going for the One", with a furious pedal steel call for the party and this pedal steel conduct the melodies and harmonys of the sound during all the music time, besides the rhythmic section shows several changes in the beat.

The second track "Turn of the Century" is one of most beautiful moments of progressive rock. A lyrical piece of music starting in acoustic guitar mood with the angelical voice of Anderson. This lyrical and almost mythical theme break out in a symphonic tapestry, where the eletric guitar and the keyboards sounds to a cascade of escales take shape of a whirlwind devouring the audience. The final part presents another serene and lyrical moment guided by the Steve' 12 string guitar and the Rick's keyboards closing beautifully the track.

The third track "Parallels" is a masterpiece of the hard-prog fusion where stand out the overpowering Chris's bass guitar, the church organ of Rick's and the full of reverb Steve's guitar (probably in attempt to create the same atmosphere of the church organ with the natural reverb of a cathedral).

The fourth track "Wonderous Stories" is in terms of musical arrangements, the less pretentious, but results in a greatest ballad.

The fifth track "Awaken" is one of most emblematic chapters of symphonic prog music. Full of varations of landscapes of sound, changes of beats and exotic musical escales. The sound begins with a acoustic piano solo ,pass to a pedal steel guitar themes and break out in a type of oriental theme whit a duet of fretless bass and eletric guitar, this first part of music in close for a symphonic theme full of voices choir and extremelly complex rhythmic section. Sundelly the atmosphere changes to a meditative sound where stand out the Keyboards and the "river of thoughts" flows easily showing the Rick's fantastic performance. The third part of the track starts with a crying eletric guitar in counterpoint of keyboards to return a one moderate symphonic theme to finish the track with a eletric guitar solo, unti returns the initial steel guitar theme and vocals.

In "Going for the One", YES seems to me like a sound wall wich involve the listener, without chance of deny the majesty of the band.

Obviously my rate is 5 stars !!!

maryes | 5/5 |


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