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3.89 | 2354 ratings

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4 stars Before I purchased this album, I heard a lot of controversial opinions about it. I wasn't quite sure whether to give it a try or not. Nevertheless I did. After listening, I was disapointed and thought I would propably never listen to it again. For some reason I listened to it for second time and liked it much better. After third time I considered this a pretty good album.

All songs are great, best one propably "The Revealing Science Of God". Only weak point is the middle section of "The Ancient", which seems unstructured and maybe even irritating. This song could have easily been a lot shorter and therefore propably better. Other songs are top class Yes epics.

If you have time and patience, give this album a try. You need to listen it many times in order to really get it. Get "Close to the edge", "Fragile", "Relayer" before this album, but you propably know it yourself.

karbs | 4/5 |


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