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TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 2357 ratings

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hannu.vierula
5 stars Tales is one of the best Yes albums ever. Itīs obvious step after Close to the Edge and I donīt understand that same people likes Close but hates Tales. Close is match more difficult album than Tales. Tales has harmony from the beginging to the end, itīs musical voyager, Odysseus, Ulysses, a journey to the ancient world, from creation till the end of times, it has itīs own world, own music. It takes you somewhere else, some another place and time, but the music isīt so difficult than many times people says. It has much acoustic quitars, much simple but beautiful melodies that grows little by little to huge atmosferes but everything is nicely under control. After short kaos in Ritual everything comes down to their own places and the harmony of the universe is perfect. Band made magnificent musical adventure and they survived! Well done! You must remember that this kind of music didnīt exist before! From a rock band to this is a long way but they made it in a few years! Is this rock or what, nobody can tell, it is itīs own kind of music, little bit same made Mike Oldfield with Tubular Bells, something that nobody ever done before. They create new kind of music, they were pioneers of trying limits of creation of music by rock bandīs formula. Much further you canīt go without loosing control. Crimson and some other bandīs tried but many failed. Yes didnīt fail.
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