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5 stars Simply the best album ever......HONESTLY! When I first heard it 30 years ago it blew me away (I still have the vinyl first edition)....... and even stories about Rick Wakeman eating curries during live performances due to chronic boredom.... does not diminish the achievement of this truly great album. I've heard it so many times and hear different things every time. It's a multi-layered masterpiece..... a Mozart piece of the 20th century........ And I still get goose-pimples when I hear Jon Anderson start the piece with ..."Dawn of......." I saw it live twice as well.... and loved every note.

It truly is the best Prog. Rock spectacular ever. How can a group turn out a double album with just 4 songs? Incredible!

Genesis managed only one epic like this (one side given over to 25 minutes plus to Supper's Ready from Foxtrot)

Relayer comes close to rivalling it but loses control as the members of the band let it rip and have a good time trying to drown each other out...... not that I have anything against Patrick Moraz.... he gave the group a real zip when he came along...

But Topographic Oceans is my Number One Album of all time...... by a mile......

Pure magic!!!!

Listen to it as loud as you can on a good system with a decent bass, not the rubbish you have to listen albums on nowadays which only seem to have a moderate bass and lots of tinny treble......... get a bass system with BOTTOM! It will just leave you with your tongue hanging out drooling for more!

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