Close to the edge: The solid time of change - Total mass retain - I get up I get down - Seasons of man - And you and : Cord of life - Eclipse The preacher, the teacher - Siberian Khatru.
Staff: Jon Anderson (vcx) - Bill Bruford (percussion, drums) - Steve Howe (guitar, vcx) - Chris Squire (bass, vcx) - Rick Wakeman (keyboards).
The latest of an excellent English group not well known to us, and it's a shame It was worth waiting for more than a year since the previous one. A rather fantastic cover surrounds a cake which is also fantastic. In addition, the lyrics are written on the inside cover, which allows you to better appreciate all the poetry that emerges from the texts of Anderson and Steve Howe It's a good habit that many bands are beginning to join the texts of the LP. A good habit which should be generalized for all those who have something to say, the others are useless. About Steve Howe, let us point out that he is considered across the Channel as one of the best guitarists, it is true that his playing with finesse, with a very pleasant fluidity, allows him to perform excellent interventions within the group. In this disc, another masterpiece to the credit of Yes, his solos fill the fans with joy. - makers of good music. But let's talk a little better about this LP The first side is composed of a long (19 min) suite in four movements which gives its name to the album. Magnificent subtle Breaks, refinement of the orchestrations, elaboration of the vocals, all that is Yes. It's not violent, wild rock, but more a sophisticated good rockin' music, but how pleasant. The second side contains two pieces of about ten minutes. There is no need to say the music of Yes can not let itself be dissected into songs of three or four minutes is an entity, charm. We have to listen • close to the edge - in full (both faces) then go back to the beginning and so on, the enchantment of magic takes you.