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4 stars All right, I have this one on vinyl. Not a first pressing, but that's ok. Personally, I think Yes is a little over rated, but they're still pretty good.

Close To The Edge - 10/10 - This is the only reason you should buy this album, it alone is a masterpiece. The band does a great job at executing the sonata-allegro form. Wonderful musicianship. You pretty much will listen to only this track.

And You And I - 7/10 - This one is all right. Musicianship is good, but the music is kind of boring..nothing special here really. It isn't very interesting..they should've cut this one down..

Siberian Khatru - 8/10 - Nice rocking tune. I really like the guitar in this song. Overall musicianship in this song is really wonderful. Nothing bad here except it's too long. Long length isn't a bad thing at all, hell, the title track is 18 minutes and 50 seconds of awesome. Who cares how long something is as long as it stays interesting and isn't long for the sake of being long. That's why GOOD classical and jazz pieces are normally long. That's my point I guess.

Final score - 25/30 - 4.17 stars - Final rating - 4 stars.

seabre | 4/5 |


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