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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yes - Close to the Edge (1972)

Close to the Edge is the fifth album by British progressive rock band Yes. The spiritual influences introduced by Jon Anderson, which later formed the basis of Tales from Topographic Oceans, are already evident in the music and lyrics of all three tracks on Close to the Edge. Renewal and repetition are other main themes; the title track starts and finishes with the same sound effects of running water and birds, and in "Siberian Khatru" there is the repetition of two-syllable words and phrases. According to the group's fans, the title track is inspired by Hermann Hesse's book Siddhartha. This interpretation, which can cast the cryptic and mysterious lyrics in a new light, reads the song as tracking the awakening of Hesse's character "close to the edge" of a river (and, symbolically, of the serial lifetimes of his soul), where he experiences a spiritual awakening. - Wikipedia


Jon Anderson - Vocals
Chris Squire - Bass, Vocals
Steve Howe - Guitars, Vocals
Rick Wakeman - Keyboards
Bill Bruford - Drums, Percussion

1. Close to the Edge (18:48)
2. And You and I (10:08)
3. Siberian Khatru (8:55)

1 comments:

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