“Close To The Edge” by Yes - album review

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TJR says

The band's greatest commercial success, reaching #3 in the US and #4 in the UK. They lined up: Jon Anderson (lead vocals), Steve Howe (guitar, electric sitar, backing vocals), Chris Squire (bass, backing vocals), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Bill Bruford (drums, percussion). Ever more complex Gothic-Rock-Jazz symphonies with movements and all sorts of boldness of arrangement are the order of the day. The technicalities involved in producing this music would drive some folks mad. Describing the torturous studio process, drummer Bill Bruford commented: “It was like climbing Mount Everest. Every instrument was up for democratic election, and everybody had to run an election campaign on every issue. It was horrible, it was incredibly unpleasant, and unbelievably hard work”. Bill left the group after the album was recorded. Bill has my sympathies.

The Jukebox Rebel

A [18:43] 5.1.png Yes - Close To The Edge: The Solid Time Of Change / Total Mass Retain / I Get Up, I Get Down / Seasons Of Man (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe) Prog
B1 [10:08] 4.9.png Yes - And You And I: Cord Of Life / Eclipse / The Preacher, The Teacher / The Apocalypse (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Chris Squire) Prog
B2 [08:55] 4.5.png Yes - Siberian Khatru (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman) Prog

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