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4 stars another three-song album in the same format as thier masterpiece (Close to the edge): one song around 20 minutes and two ten minute peices. Unforutunatley it falls a little short

First: "Gates of Delirium" is a great song and there second-best epic. An excellent song with some of the best slide guitar ever. The exchange of keyboards and guitars is amazing (think "Any Colour You Like"). Much like "Close to the Edge" it contains another of the greatest jams ever. The slow build up (8 minutes), is a signature of a true epic song. The Opening and closing sections of lyrics and deep and provocative and perfectly bookened the central instrumental of the album

Second: "Soundchaser" is everything the title says it is, a fast-paced heavy song that blows your mind after the epic "Gates of Delrium" slows down to its end. Incredible drum that is some of the best from Yes

Third: "To be Over" the weakest song here (much as "Siberian Kathru" was on CttE), but still a great piece. The song has an eastern feel to it and after a nice intro with some acoustics it begins to fall a little flat.

Still a great prog album and essential for collectors of Yes

echoes2112 | 4/5 |


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