Close to the Edge

Yes - Close to the Edge
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1972 Ratings: #14 / 97
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1972 Ratings: #7
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The 5th album from Yes entitled 'Close to the Edge' is Progressive Rock bliss. The soundscapes that Yes explore on this album are impressive to say the least, especially for its time, the way that the rock elements combine with the electronics on here create a healthy medium between what this band was able to explore, it's all better when alongside some well crafted and engaging compositions that just work so well and leave me entranced in what's going on. It's a prog record to remember that's ... read more
There’s just something so magical about this album. It’s a one of a kind experience that you really just need to devote your full attention to and let it soak in. I can only imagine what this must have been like 47 years ago when it released. Absolutely mind-blowing.
Close to the Edge is a perfect recording of pure progressive rock. Of all the prog bands of the seventies, Jon Anderson and Yes were the best at conveying emotion through incredible, long tracks. With the intensity of classical composers of yore, Yes crafts songs of beauty and brilliance. The album is simply flawless.

Favorite Tracks: all of them, especially Close to the Edge.
Rare prog album I like
First track is probably the greatest prog song ever made
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Added on: August 20, 2013