Yes – Close to the Edge ALBUM REVIEW

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Yes’ Close to the Edge is one of progressive rock’s most fun, accessible, and triumphantly melodic albums.

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FAV TRACKS: CLOSE TO THE EDGE, AND YOU AND I, SIBERIAN KHATRU, AMERICA, TOTAL MASS RETAIN, AND YOU AND I, SIBERIA

LEAST FAV TRACK: IT’S YES CLOSE TO THE EDGE, DAMMIT

YES – CLOSE TO THE EDGE / ATLANTIC / 1972 / PROGRESSIVE ROCK, POP ROCK

classic/10

Y’all know this is just my opinion, right?

Comments

Ramsey Brown says:

Review some Peter gabriel era Genesis or VDGG!!!

locker199601 says:

I’d love to see a Lamb Lies Down on Broadway review.

JioFreedOfOphan says:

I remember picking up close to the edge at my local record store for $8 VG+ rated, nice deal. I love this record even if I don’t listen to it often, which is how I treat my favorite albums so I don’t grow tired of them.
The title track is groovy to say the least, on a good set of headphones the bassist is fast and sublime. The refrains with the organ still make me tear up, what great and unique change to song!

And you and I is my go to song, one of Yes’ best songs in my opinion. It’s a journey of feeling, from “All complete in the sight of seeds of life with you” to “And you and I crawl over valleys of endless seas” I’m just captivated by it all. Such a rich album overall, including Siberian Khatru.

Also, if I haven’t found the video yet, I don’t want to be part of the many who ask you to review this or that album, but I’ve seen Animals on your shelf *wink* *wink*

Tradeprog prog rock says:

Anyone have also those glitch ch ch ch , where it’s almost like rap with turntable music ? Like for example at 11:17

willJL20 says:

Do the queen is dead

Olli says:

MELON IS SO FUCKED IN THE MELON HE DUNT KNOW STEVE FROM STEVE!
MELON KNOWS THIS ALBUM IS PERFUCT, BUT HE JUST HATES SIBERIAN KHATRU CUZ HE WAS IN THE GULAG!

ZXQaos says:

Fucking love this album, progressive rock landmark

M Cee says:

oh God just play the music already

Kevin Musso says:

E X C E L L E N T LP

Rohan's Ass says:

I’m a huge fan of Yes and I love how you explained this wonderful album with words alone! It shows how much effort you put in to explaining something so complicated as progressive rock! Good on you, man!

michal_J says:

meh 6/10 tops

KingWTFuck says:

You fucking melon!! Siberian Khatru is my Favourite track from the album. Beuatiful, amazing and perfect.

frankstersays says:

Yasssss

Jack Plays Folk says:

Thanks for reviewing this glorious record

Sly Slaughter says:

Unassailable album on every level. Glad I was old enough to even begin to absorb it when it appeared, then walked into the EDGE concert tour. My consciousness was never the same again after that encounter, thank God.

Mark Gauvreau says:

Not Steve Harris on guitar… Steve Howe.

Brian Stoltz says:

Steve Harris? Who is Steve Harris?

Michael Dupont says:

I respect your opinion but I think Siberian Khatru is a perfect way to end the album and is my personal favorite Yes song ever. It’s great that each song has its own identity, we wouldn’t want a second CTTE or AYAI after we just heard them, and really the way Siberian Khatru ends is awe inspiring. It’s just such a feel good jam with all the musicians playing against each other, really making the album finish in a kind of anthem-like joy. We need something a bit snappier and upbeat after the more ‘serious’ tracks.

Shammo Hamid says:

I’m still confused…does a classic/10 mean a 10/10? Btw this is prog rock nirvana, King Crimson in the back, Yes on the left.

Jay M says:

Bill Bruford is ONE OF A KIND/ IMO

Daniel Revilla says:

close to the edge is a sick ass album. And you and I!!!!

Sly Slaughter says:

A fine review of a work of art that defies most description. It’s a hit of great, stunning ascension.

Michael Jacob says:

You gotta do a classic review of a genesis album

Daniel Draper says:

Hey dude I LOVED LOVED LOVED that….kept trying to think of thoughts throughout but then you kept moving on to the next conversational formula…Love You man please keep applying this wonderful critique formula to YES music as I am sure my main man Jon (also from humble accrington) would love to hear these!!!!

dallas gunther says:

Alan white on drums

Dawg Gawd says:

it’s so weird I thought that same thing about the ending it’s such an anticlimactic ending for such an awesome record

brangelo spanks says:

wow why do I need to hear your opinion on a yes album,..moron

Sunfish Lundberg says:

Always think of Chrono Trigger when I listen to Siberian Khatru. It’s my favorite.

Chee -Z says:

This is a great review. I like it.
If I may request something, how about Mike Oldfield’s debut album, Tubular Bells? Personally one of my prog rock favorites.

Tyler Keeble says:

I love the fade out of Siberian Khatru. The little guitar rift thrown in there – so good!

Filippo Bombonato says:

Close to the edge is the best rock album ever!!!!

THE RAM says:

Keith Emerson is the best prog keyboardist dawg

RhythmGrizz says:

Steve Harris? you sure?

The UnknownCommenter says:

Are you trying to be fucking Max Headroom when you randomly studder like that?

Tex Martin says:

Terrible review.   Blah blah blah.   Who are you again?

Shoan Snoday says:

So I’m thinking to myslef, what does this little whipper-schnapper have to tell me about Yes? Probably not much. Well, guess what? I am checking out Yes Remixes right now and it is very intresting. Think I will spend the night listening to that complete album. Glad I watched this video!

Jbonemastaflash #1 fan says:

It sucks that during the 80’s and 90’s they had to put out 90125 and their other 80’s type music. Maybe it was because Bill Bruford left and joined King Crimson. It also sucks that Jon Anderson was basically kicked out of Yes. He came out and said he isn’t even friends with most of the band mates in Yes, except Chris Squire, who passed in 2015.I recently saw Yes live in Dallas, and I just can’t get over the fact that Jon and Chris weren’t there. It didn’t feel like the Yes I listen to. They also played mainly their 80’s albums and not Close to the edge, fragile (except Roundabout and Heart of the sunrise.) And they didn’t play anything from their first album either. But they did play a lot of the songs from Tales from A Topographic Ocean.

owslachief says:

You lost me at Steve Harris 🙂

mind of indy says:

Saw your appearance on dp which was fantastic. I’m super happy/surprised that you reviewed one of my favorite prog rock albums definitely subbing.

Batgate says:

>accidentally calling god Steve harris

Michael Jacob says:

A trick of the tail

Łukasz Białas says:

JoJo reference?

Thommy Berlin says:

kk, very nicely done, however this album was near the END of a cycle – and while ‘Tales of Topographic… Jaysus what a crappy record’ WAS the end, most recognise it was over, and the boys simply had nowhere to go. The next record ‘Relayer’ was their fusion record, and to my ear Howe’s best.

For their fans, Edge is usually the favorite.

IMO The biggest influence on Yes approach to music was the C of E’s choral music, and really that’s about as egalitarian as it gets.

Jaysus… you should have seen them back then….

stephen korosi says:

10 true summer s. then speak.

Brad Owen says:

Nice, nice, very nice.

Shammo Hamid says:

I love how modern prog snobs think modern prog bands are actually as good as the classic prog acts. Modern prog bands are all about just technical wankery and musical masturbation. Lack of good songwriting, lack of experimentation, lack of everything except the skills. I love how Anthony understands that. Most of them are doing the same shit prog bands were doing in the 70s.

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