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Yes - Close To The Edge = 危機 album

Yes - Close To The Edge = 危機 album
  • Performer Yes
  • Title Close To The Edge = 危機
  • Date of release 2003
  • Country UK
  • Style Art Rock, Prog Rock
  • Other formats AIFF DXD DTS ADX AA AUD MP2
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1354 mb
  • Size FLAC 1600 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 791

Close to the Edge (I. The Solid Time of Change, II. Total Mass Retain, III. I Get up I Get Down, I.

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With 1971's Fragile having left Yes poised quivering on the brink of what friend and foe acknowledged was the peak of the band's achievement, Close to the Edge was never going to be an easy album to make. Drummer Bill Bruford was already shifting restlessly against Jon Anderson 's increasingly mystic/mystifying lyricism, while contemporary reports of the recording sessions depicted bandmate Rick Wakeman, too, as little more than an observer to the vast tapestry that Anderson, Steve Howe, and Chris Squire were creating.

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. 7. 4y. em /ᐠ。‸。 ᐟ. 79.

Close to the Edge" is a song by the English progressive rock band Yes, featured on their fifth studio album Close to the Edge (1972). The song is over 18 minutes in length and takes up the entire first side of the album. It consists of four movements.

Album: Close To The Edge (1972). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. CttE played for the first time ever, I believe, live, in entirety.

Close to the Edge's title track is a pop song, Yes, one mother of a long one to be sure, but still a pop song for all that. Don't let the 'P' word cause your heckles to rise here, as I mean 'popular music song' and not in any pejorative sense. Furthermore: There are no traces of classical symphonic writing to be found. Which often explains their 'symphonic prog' label stubbornly refusing to adhere to the bottle) Jazz and blues vocabulary are absent. These are observations, not criticisms as there is much to admire and cherish on this very fine album but I do think it is long overdue some sort of critical revision as for way too long 'CTTE' has become akin to Prog's (white) elephant in the room. Steve's unchallenged virtuosity makes him easy to admire, but much harder to love.

Close to the Edge is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 13 September 1972 by Atlantic Records. It is their last album of the 1970s to feature original drummer Bill Bruford before he left to join King Crimson. After touring their previous album, Fragile, the group assembled at Advision Studios in London to record a follow-up, ideas for which had been put down since February 1972.


Close To The Edge 18:12
1.1 The Solid Time Of Change
1.2 Total Mass Retain
1.3 I Get Up I Get Down
1.4 Seasons Of Man
And You And I 10:40
2.1 Cord Of Life
2.2 Eclipse
2.3 The Preacher The Teacher
2.4 The Apocalypse
3 Siberian Khatru 9:50

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Warner Music Japan Inc.


  • Bass, Vocals – Chris Squire
  • Drums, Percussion – Bill Bruford
  • Guitar, Vocals – Steve Howe
  • Keyboards – Rick Wakeman
  • Producer – Eddy Offord, Yes
  • Tape – Mike Dunne
  • Vocals, Songwriter – Jon Anderson


Reissue of original 1971 release

Assembled in Japan, Made in USA
Japanese Booklet Printed in Japan.
Digipak in a Slipcase with Japanese Booklet and Obi Strip
[ 03•9•10 (03•8) ] ⓎⓍ

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4943674045662
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
K 50012 Yes Close To The Edge ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 50012 UK 1972
3-02-404-012, ATLP 028 Yes Close To The Edge ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 3-02-404-012, ATLP 028 Brazil 1972
7567-82666-2 Yes Close To The Edge ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 7567-82666-2 Europe 1994
250 012 Yes Close To The Edge ‎(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 250 012 Europe 1990
GWEA-5022 Yes Close To The Edge ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic GWEA-5022 Mexico Unknown