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Album of the day (#503): Close To The Edge by Yes

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#1 | Posted: 04/02/2012 20:00 | Post subject: Album of the day (#503): Close To The Edge by Yes Reply with quote
Today's album of the day

Close To The Edge by Yes (View album)

Year: 1972.
Overall rank: 143.
Average rating: 84/100 (from 203 votes).


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Tracks:
1. Close to the Edge: The Solid Time of Change/Total Mass Retain/I Get Up
2. And You and I: Cord of Life/Eclipse/The Preacher the Teacher/Apocalypse
3. Siberian Khatru

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#2 | Posted: 04/02/2012 20:03 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Not as good as Fragile, but still a great album.
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#3 | Posted: 04/02/2012 20:15 | Post subject: Reply with quote
swedenman wrote:
Not as good as Fragile.


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#4 | Posted: 04/02/2012 21:23 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Quite easily their best.

The organ in "I Get Up" is just ball lickingly fantastic.
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#5 | Posted: 04/02/2012 21:32 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Maybe not the best progressive rock album of all time, but it's up there, and it's certainly next to In the Court of the Crimson King as the yardstick by which other prog is measured.
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#6 | Posted: 04/02/2012 21:59 | Post subject: Reply with quote
swedenman wrote:
Not as good as Fragile, but still a great album


This is what I think, with the exception of the "great album" part. The Symphonic Live version of the title track is absolutely magnificent, though.
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#7 | Posted: 04/02/2012 22:49 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Not far off my favourite prog rock album of all time.
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#8 | Posted: 04/03/2012 00:51 | Post subject: Reply with quote
What makes the title track interesting from a compositionary point of view, besides the ball lickingly fantasticness of the organ in "I Get Up", is the fact that a bunch of rock musicians manage to create a 20 minute song using very little thematic material, and it actually works. I wouldn't compare it to Beethoven, but the idea of taking a theme (or two) and expanding upon it to create an entire piece of music is the same.

Plus, "And you and I" is bliss.
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#9 | Posted: 04/03/2012 12:38 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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Quite easily their best.

The organ in "I Get Up" is just ball lickingly fantastic.


I agree with Jhereko. At least as far as the "easily their best" part goes. One of the best albums ever created in any genre IMO.
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swedenman wrote:
Not as good as Fragile, but still a great album.

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