View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the RI Vinyl release of Close To The Edge on Discogs. Label: Atlantic - SD • Format: Vinyl LP, Album RI • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock/5(). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Pitman Pressing Vinyl release of Close To The Edge on Discogs. Label: Atlantic - SD • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Pitman Pressing • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock/5(27). The Yes Album [Vinyl] Yes. out of 5 stars Vinyl. $ Yes Close to the Edge NM Vinyl jacket is in excellent condition as well On the Atlantic records label SD VerLP11 out of 5 stars I get up, I get down. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 17, /5(1).
Bruford found Close to the Edge particularly difficult to write and record with the rest of the band, calling the process torturous and like "climbing Mount Everest ".
Bruford said: "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". In one instance, Bruford fell asleep on a sofa in the studio control room while Squire was "poring over a couple of knobs on the [mixing] desk" to determine how much equalisation should be applied to his bass tracks, only to wake up several hours later, finding Squire "in the same place, still considering the relative position of the two knobs".
Its minute length marked the longest track Yes had recorded at the time. Anderson gained initial inspiration from a moment in his hotel room during the Fragile Tour when he was reading The Lord of the Rings by J. Tolkien while listening to Symphony Nos. The seventh struck Anderson the most as he noticed that its main theme was introduced some time in the composition which influenced how "Close to the Edge" was shaped. He studied No. During a break the two resumed writing at Howe's home in Hampsteadat which point Howe devised lyric "Close to the edge, round by the corner",  itself inspired when he had lived in Batterseaclose to the River Thames.
The song's tape loop introduction, a combination of keyboard and nature sounds, including flowing water and bird chirps recorded on location,  measured approximately 40 feet in length and took two days to record. The music played during the "Close to the edge, round by the corner" section was originally a same-titled song that Howe had put together several years prior, in part based on the longest day of the year.
Anderson and Howe agreed this section fitted best with an Anderson composition titled "Total Mass Retain", thus joining the two ideas together. The result caused a noticeable tape edit that had to stay in the mix as the task of reproducing the sound exactly would have been a near impossibility. It was a theme that Howe particularly enjoyed and was keen to build on it. God maybe". Anderson suggested the idea of it having a more country feel, to which Howe and Squire came up with respective guitar and bass arrangements that Anderson thought "sat together so sweet".
He did not have the entire track worked out, so the rest of the group took the sections he needed help with and discussed what riffs best suited it as it lacked one strong enough to carry the song. In terms of its lyrics, Anderson noted the song is a collection of "interesting words, though it does relate to the dreams of clear summer days".
Close to the Edge was packaged with a gatefold sleeve designed and illustrated by Roger Deanwho had also designed the cover for Fragile It marked the first appearance of the band's iconic logotype, placed on top a simple front cover design of a linear colour gradient from black to green. He sketched it during a train journey from London to Brighton with the idea that the three letters could be put together "in an interesting way".
Upon Dean's arrival in Brighton, he had finished it. Dean pitched the idea of having the title lettering silver-blocked like a traditional book but it never materialised. In his original design, Dean wanted the album to resemble the quality of a gold embossed book and have a leather texture as he had owned many sketchbooks with leather bounds to them. He took a photograph at its summit and observing the LP tarns surrounding it. It was of a waterfall constantly refreshing itself, pouring from all sides of the lake, but where was the water coming from?
I was looking for an image to portray that". Close to the Edge was released on 13 September three months into the band's —73 world tour to promote the album. It became their biggest commercial success since their formation, reaching number 3 on the Billboard chart in the United States  and number 4 on the UK Albums Chart. Close to the Edge received favourable reviews among critics. He thought the group were "not just close to the edge, they've gone right over it", though they "played their God-damned guts out" on the album which he called "an attempt to overwhelm us which resulted in only unmemorable meaninglessness".
MacDonald concluded: "On every level but the ordinary aesthetic one, it's one of the most remarkable records pop has yet produced". Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has there been one side on an album Album) expressed such a complete and exciting a musical thought as side one", and thought it presented the group with a new level of sophistication. He praised the group's vocal harmonies and Bruford's "deep irregular bass drum" on the opening of the title track, but picked its third section as the most interesting with the trading vocals, Wakeman's "dream-like" and "powerful" organ playing.
Mendoza described side two as more "uninspiring" than the first, but praised the vocals and harmonies on both tracks, noting they sound like its own instrument on "Siberian Khatru". He called the title track a "virtual sound trip", moving "quickly, loudly, in a frenzy" that "contrasts brilliantly" during "I Get Up, I Get Down", and praises Album) vocals during the section.
Clemens thought highly of Howe and Wakeman's interplay throughout, but thought the group's tendency to frequently change tempo risks to distract the listener to the music. Barsocchini thought the album is "good in concept and performance", with the title track "quite likely the best piece of music" the band had recorded in its career.
To him, "Siberian Khatru" was comparable to their Fragile album that does not further the group's sound like the album's other two cuts do. The sound tapestries they weave are dainty fragments, glimpses of destinies yet to be formed, times that fade like dew drops in the blurriness of desires half-remembered.
All involved deserve praise and thanks, this being not a mere audio experience, Album) the medium it brings all senses into play.
The album has received many positive retrospective reviews. In his review for AllMusicDave Thompson gave the album five stars out of five, hailing it as a "flawless masterpiece".
Included were two previously unreleased tracks: an alternate version of "And You and I", an early run-through of "Siberian Khatru", and Yes's single " America " with its b-sidean edit of "Total Mass Retain". Intwo new editions of the album were released. Bonus tracks include single edits, an early rough mix of "Close to the Edge", and instrumental versions of the album's three tracks. Once recording for the album was complete, Bruford left the band on 19 July to join King Crimson.
He offered to tour with the band for the remainder of the year, yet Howe wished for him to leave sooner as he no longer had the commitment. Howe later regretted his decision as he would have enjoyed playing the album live with Bruford at the time, Album). The tour ended in April The band embarked on their largest yet world tour to promote the album. In I was just to cross the line between the teens and the twenties, everything was perfect, I listened progressive rock and read SiFi the good one and these two LP, specially "Close To The Edge" simply changed my life.
Even now-a-days when I get the chance of listen to it, some passages still make me weep with joy. This is THE perfect album. Darksidefloyd February 9, Report. Have: Want: Avg Rating: 4. Prog rock albums you need. Includes side long track by Roterrien.
Roger Dean Album Art by Stan Best Ever Albums top by rabaier. Piggons' Favourite Albums by Piggons. Art Rock. I Cord Of Life B1. I to A1. I to B1. I to B2. Manufactured in the E. Gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeve with lyrics. Black Atlantic logo on back cover, bottom left corner. The text on the side of the sleeve is in what appears to be Comic Sans. This amuses me to no end. Livewire91 July 22, Report.
I really enjoy this pressing, lovely sound and for the price it's just great! Reply Notify me Helpful. Way ahead of its time, progressive music at its finest!
Where do I start I originally bought this albun on Vynil then Cassette then CD I also have copies on mini disc and mp3 and the Tracklist Close To The Edge (i) The Solid Time Of Change (ii) Total Mass Retain (iii) I Get Up I Get Down (iv) Seasons Of Man And You And I (i) Cord Of Life (ii) Eclipse iii) The Preacher The Teacher (iv) The Apocalypse and Siberian Khatru does not have a duff track. Close to the Edge is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 13 September by Atlantic sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co is their last album of the s to feature original drummer Bill Bruford before he left to join King sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co 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. Close To The Edge Written-By – Anderson*, Howe* () A.I: The Solid Time Of Change: sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co: Total Mass Retain: sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co: I Get Up I Get Down: sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co: Seasons Of Man: And You And I Music By [Themes] – Bruford*, Squire*, Howe* Words By – Anderson* () B1.I: Cord Of Life: sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co: Eclipse Written-By – Bruford*, Squire* sioprovcabradeperfscormarcodenmenssol.co: The Preacher.
YES 50 LIVE features 13 live performances of key songs that helped make YES the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. What makes this collection even more extraordinary is the number of band members who are featured. In fact, much of the album was recorded in Philadelphia, a show where 10 members of YES were on stage during the encore (current .
For me, Close to the Edge is the absolute pinnacle Yes reached. While albums such a Fragile and Relayer are must listens, Close to the Edge just has a flow from start to finish that isn't witnessed on any other album and this new remix brings out details that were easily missed on the previous version/5(29). Whenever I listened to my vinyl copy of this,it used to send shivers down my back. I have an earlier release of Close to the Edge,which stated remastered. This version is streets ahead of that one. A big shout out to the engineers for this release. To have the bonus tracks is /5(1).
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Close to the Edge, an Album by Yes. Released 13 September on Mobile Fidelity (catalog no. MFSL ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Symphonic Prog, Progressive Rock. Jan 10, · Song Close to the Edge (I. The Solid Time of Change, II. Total Mass Retain, III. I Get up I Get Down, IV. Seasons of Man) ( Remaster) Artist.
Close to the Edge, an Album by Yes. Released 13 September on Atlantic (catalog no. SD ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Symphonic Prog, Progressive Rock.
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