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5 stars The great masterpiece of Yes (next to "Close to the Edge", of course). "Relayer"is perhaps the most experimental and heavy album of Yes, with forays into jazz-fusion (courtesy of Patrick Moraz).

"The Gates of Delirium"is perhaps the most insane track that the band has ever recorded (I say perhaps because they also gave us "Sound Chaser"). In my opinion the instrumental section between 8-16 minutes is best of all time! is highly chaotic, heavy and insane! And after this mess instrumental, they give us "Soon", the beautiful ballad (if one can call to ballad) of band.How of such beauty can leave a mess like this? It's a question unanswered,maybe.This song,next to "Close to the edge" are my favorites of all times of the Yes.

"Sound Chaser" is the most chaotic song of album.Is more influenced by jazz-fusion.Is very difficult to be performed, even by band.Yet thus is bright. "To be over" is the music more pacific of album.Her must have been composed to calm the nerves of the listener, after the climate created by the two previous tracks.Is very beautiful and relaxing.

Overall this is an excellent album, more than the controversial "Tales From Topographic Oceans" (which I love) and "Tormato" (by whom I have mixed feelings).One of the great albums of progressive rock, for sure, then do not miss the chance to hear it.

voliveira | 5/5 |


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