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What's it all about? "A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace / And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace." Actually, it really doesn't matter. Later Yes would fragment, lose focus, but here is Yes functioning for once in the band's tortuous career as an organic unit, and individual elements--such as Jon Anderson's trippy lyrics--are less important than the whole. Even Rick Wakeman's Rachmaninov-for-Hammond-organ excesses work in context, compensated for by Steve Howe's amazingly fluid guitar (equal parts Charlie Christian and Chet Atkins), in turn counterbalanced by Chris Squire's behemoth Rickenbacker bass and Bill Bruford's jazzy drumming. This is rock music informed by the improvisatory spirit of Miles Davis, allied with the grandiose pretensions of the classics: love it or hate it, Close To The Edge is the definitive prog album. --Mark Walker --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
A master'iece, put back under the spot once again by the talenting Steven Wilson ( do this guy got a life, really?)Published 1 month ago by Sébastien Perron
This is a review of the 2013 issue 2 disc CD/Blu Ray set of Close To The Edge – Steve Wilson mix. I have prepared this review from mainly an audiophile perspective and won’t go... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike Popa
Wow. Rhino got this one right! It sounds great. Clean and flat pressing. And, if you can still find it...not that expensive. Artwork and packaging top notch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LC9000
This is a work of art for those who appreciate the Yes.
The digitalization job is excellent. Read more
Yet another fantastic reissue! If you haven't yet, pick this up. A great reissued album. :)Published 12 months ago by Connor