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Close To The Edge (album) by Yes

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Close To The Edge
Close To The Edge by Yes (1972)
Overall rank: 115th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,068 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1972 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (29th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (115th)

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Yes Close To The Edge UK CD album (CDLP) 8122737902 WARNER 2003
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Yes Close To The Edge - 2nd + Inner - EX UK vinyl LP album record K50012
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Yes Close To The Edge 1972/1988 Japan 16P1-2053 Mint OBI, insert. Looks unplayed
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Yes bestography

Close To The Edge is ranked as the best album by Yes.

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Close To The Edge track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 89 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickClose To The Edge: The Solid Time Of Change / Total Mass Retain / I Get Up, I Get Down / Seasons Of Man
 91/100 (314 votes)
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2.Track pickAnd You And I: Cord Of Life / Eclipse / The Preacher The Teacher / Apocalypse
 89/100 (277 votes)
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3.Track pickSiberian Khatru
 87/100 (260 votes)
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Close To The Edge rankings

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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,068 votes)
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80/100
2 hours ago
77/100
 
90/100
03/14/2019 22:30
84/100
 
95/100
03/14/2019 16:49
86/100
 
95/100
03/12/2019 13:58
85/100
 
40/100
03/07/2019 18:45
52/100

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95/100
I bought this album when it came out in 1972... I was familiar with their previous two albums..but this was at a whole new level. "and you and I' was the first song that I listened to constantly..it is so beautiful and musically complex. then it was "close to the edge" if they only recorded the beginning sounds of chirping birds that would have been enough..so great. I've read that a few band members left because of the fighting while making this album. but it always seems that a bands best work happens through struggle and hard work..this album is an amazing achievement..and it still sounds fresh except for the quality of the CD..really bad.the album sounds much better. It is sad that this album received little airplay, at least in Cincinnati. I assume because of the length of the songs...even the 45 version of "and you and I' never caught on..so we never sold 1 copy at our chain in the 5 years I worked there. while their albums "the yes album" and "fragile" sold every week. those albums pale in comparison to the brilliance of "close to the edge" I am surprised that it has received such a low(85) ratings on this website
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When a band member leaves because the work cannot possibly be topped, you know you have a masterpiece.
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85/100
The bible of prog. The title track will beat up your brain and turn it into mush with the very essence of prog itself.
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85/100
Marco do rock e do progressivo.
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100/100
Why haven't I found this band until now?
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95/100
Truly remarkable
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100/100
Mindblowing effort by Yes
The music here manages to be original, interesting and multilayered
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80/100
Rick Wakeman's cape was of course one of the main catalysts for the punk rock movement which would began just a few short years following this release.
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The only album in which I may cry at any given moment based purely on how beautiful the music is.
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85/100
My friend showed this to me, and suffice to say I'm in love.
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