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|
|2.3||The Preacher The Teacher|
|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|