Release Date: Tracklist. DesolationRow This is simply one of the best prog a Nagrarok 5 A cornerstone of progressive rock The revealing science Jigglypuff Album Rating: 5. I love this album myself, Both this and Fragile are my two favourite Yes albums.
Amazing album. Good review too, especially considering it's your first. This album is an absolute classic in my eyes.
The moment I heard the opening tones of the title track I knew it was going to be one hell of an album. The review was very well written as well, it seemed to go through the same continuous flow that each track itself goes F*** Me Pumps - Amy Winehouse - Frank. Fantastic album, second favorite in prog In Various - Фабрика Звезд Братьев Меладзе.
The Best. Court of the Crimson King being number 1excellent review. I probably work on another review when I've got the time to.
Maybe perhaps Red by KC next. That, or Selling England by the Pound by Genesis. Enjoyed your write up tho pos'd. Good dig menawati. I've already started it. Album Rating: 4. Every song is so special in a different way. Yes Close to the Edge 5. Review Summary: The album in which Yes reached the top of progressive rock mountain. Close to the Edge is a massive 18 minute epic of unbelievable proportions, starting rather quietly with nature which eventually carries into the bombastic Part One: the Solid Time of Change.
The beginning of the song is mostly chaotic and incredibly displays the talents of Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford, and even Alan White on their instruments. However, this song in particular is mostely about the epic tale told within the song by Jon Anderson, which really starts in Pt Two: Total Mass Retain. It's not much more than a short poem turned into music, which is pretty much all the listener needs to be prepared for the dreamscapy part Three.
I Get Up, I Get Down almost gives the listener a fantasmic view of the song, and is extremely lyrical, which is what Yes, specifically Jon Anderson does best at in this album.
The dreamy feel exits into a cathedral church feel, nearly the highlight of the long. After exiting part three, the song seems almost bombastic again, but changes into a finale, Part Four: Seasons of Man. Seasons of Man sums up the song in a grand finale that ends a high note. This is where Yes really brings it all back together where it started in Part Two, thus bringing the song to and end with the nature heard at the beginning of the song.
To finalize this song, it seems almost perfect. The next song, And You and I, is shorter, but still hurdles the 10 minute mark. Once again, Jon Anderson does a really good job with the lyrics, which only helps the song get better. It is also a retreat from the massive Close to the Edge. Going from an accoustic ballad to a rock ballad, the final accoustic lines of the movement cradle into Part Two: Eclipse. After hearing the short siloquey by Anderson, the feeling of the song retreats back to the accoustic stylings of Steve Howe and transitions into a ballad style the rest of the song to the end in Part Three: The Preacher, the Teacher.
The lyrics in this part of the song are a little different to the rest of piece, but it is enough to relate to. Ending the The End The Beginning - Various - Cyberian Khatru (The Sounds Of Alt.Music.Yes)the mood barrels down farther back to an accoustic ending on a very short Part Four: Apocalypse.
The lyrics of this part of the song is somewhat strange, but still ends the song on a good note. In the end, what really matters is how it sounds. The final song on the album, Siberian Khatru, the shortest of them all, is an upbeat rock piece, fit for the finale. This is where the band puts all Juniper - Square Peg Round Hole - Juniper from past hits such as Yours is No Disgrace, Roundabout, and Heart of the Sunrise.
The lyrics in this song are talking about Childhood - Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - On Air river, which is very appropriate for the mood of this song, because the tempo almost flows like a river.
Putting in solos by Rick and Steve, this piece not to mention The End The Beginning - Various - Cyberian Khatru (The Sounds Of Alt.Music.Yes) the talents of the musicians, but also of Jon, the vocalist.
Close to the Edge, the album itself in its own state is comparable to a cornerstone of prog rock. It is a must have for prog rock fans and one I suggest to for those who don't have it.
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