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Close to the EdgeMusic Album


Close to the Edge is the fifth studio album by the English progressive rock band Yes. It was released on Atlantic Records (Atlantic K 50012) in September 1972. It reached No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 (Atlantic SD 7244) during a chart stay of 32 weeks. In the Netherlands it reached No. 1 on the Dutch album charts, the only Yes album to do so. It is the last album to feature original drummer Bill Bruford until his temporary return from 1990 to 1992 for Union and... View more [Wikipedia]

Close to the Edge

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    Not Important wrote his opinion about Close to the Edge

    3 years ago

    They tell me I should've grown out of Close to the Edge and it's instrumental masturbation, but I haven't. I'm still aweshocked every time I hear it.

    Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

    ded man wrote his opinion about Close to the Edge

    3 years ago

    H'okay. It's currently 2 in the morning. It was about 1 when I had just cleared that boatload of homework that kept me up initially. I was tired as hell. I was going to put on something like Rock Bottom or Velocity : Design : Comfort, my typical sleeping records. But something in me told me to finally confront my LOOOOOONG awaited spin of Close to the Edge. I don't know what I was thinking. I thought I was going to fall asleep to it or something. But, by the time that opening crescendo collapsed, I was more awake than I had ever been before. The next 40 minutes were complete ecstasy, filled with mesmerizingly complex instrumentation, powerful mood changes, charming 70s lyricism, etc, etc. I'm upset that I put this record off for so long, but I'm even more upset that my first spin was at 1 in the fucking morning on a school night. Shit man, tomorrow's going to be a trudge.

    Score: 9.0 (Fantastic!)

    ded man Update: I fell asleep in three classes. Luckily one of them was basically one where you just do what you want so I was able to fall asleep listening to Close to the Edge.

    3 years ago


    • Release Date:September 8, 1972
    • Genre:Symphonic Prog

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