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Close To The Edge [CD+Blu-ray]

Yes Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Blu-ray (11 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+Blu-ray
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  DVD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,266 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Close to the Edge
2. And You and I
3. Siberian Khatru
4. America
5. Close to the Edge
Disc: 2
1. Close to the Edge
2. And You and I
3. Siberian Khatru
4. America
5. Close to the Edge

Product Description

CD + BLU-RAY. New mix 2013 stereo & 5.1 remaster from original masters by Steven Wilson + instrumental tracks + many more exclusive audio treats on the Blu-Ray disc

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93 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Close to perfection 10 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"Down by the edge just by the river" we are told. Andersons Lyrics allude to something but never quite reveal his intentions, thats the vagueness and genius of the title track. It starts with the rich textured soundscape accompanied by intense jazz drum and bass(lovely full rickenbaker sound) provided for us by messers Bruford and Squire. Then the song starts and were taken somewhere we think we may have been before, but are not quite sure. Recorded on newly introduced 16 track equipment and by engineer Eddie Offord, the album sounds beautiful. Played on modern equipment today it shows analogue recording at its best (my recording is in AAD format)and now with remastering (ADD) it sounds even better -lovely clean bass and sharp drum sounds.
Unashamedly I love this album, allured initially as a boy of 16 to the artwork of Roger Dean I found a richer world inside the cover. I should aslo say that all three tracks on Close To The Edge are equally exquisite, both Siberian Khatru and And You and I, are infinitely listernable. this is so-called prog-rock of a different order. So much so that yes never really attained the level of fluidity again.
If green had a sound, then this is what it would be.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUBLIME!!! 21 Nov 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
What a *terrific* piece of art by SW. The surround mix has been treated with the utmost respect for CTTE and has been put together beautifully. I couldn't have asked for more. Finally, I love the overall presentation of this set right down to the BD menus and visuals which complement the music so well.

I'd love to see 'The Yes Album' and/or 'Relayer' given the same treatment. 'Fragile' is probably the obvious candidate but we already have the DVD-A........
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of CD/DVD 2013 reissue 14 Nov 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I hope the title of this review helps you navigate your way around Amazons decision to merge all reviews across all formats across all ages of this title. Thus making it very difficult for anyone to locate reviews of these 2013 reissues without wading through a sea of historic opinion.
Anyway onto the product, if your specifically targeting this version of Close to the edge then you will almost certainly know the music, what you will want to know is whether or not to reinvest your hard earned money in yet another version of this Classic album.
What I like about this cd/dvd reissue is that it compliments perfectly the king crimson double packs ,with the slip case / double disc gatefold inner cover / 1 x cd & 1 x dvd disc / cd inlay size booklet . (Another reviewer has pointed out that the Blu ray packaging is more of a lp sleeve style cd digi pack.)
The Booklet is superb and contains a very detailed essay by Sid Smith who was also resposible for the essays in the King Crimson re-issues. You also get the famous Roger dean painting across the middle pages and a replication of the albums green background lyric inner sleeve.
As to the Steven Wilson remaster - I really liked the Yes 2003 remasters and by comparison this is slightly warmer and more organic but I think the differances are subtle - Do not buy this expecting some sonic revolution, unlike some of the titles Mr Wilson has worked on, the Yes catalogue does not have a legacy of mastering issues to reinvent. Close to the edge in my opinion has always sounded great.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars prog classic remastered - unrivaled 30 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
The difference between Yes as an instrumental band and most other bands was that they in their classic line ups (including both Bill Bruford and/or Alan White on drums), had chemistry. They were the prog equivalent of deep purple's HM classic line up; you can hear the musicians feeding off one another throwing out licks and riffs - creating more than the sum of the parts.
But the biggest difference between Yes and any other artist is Jon Anderson's songwriting; he does not write conventional lyrics at all - he transports you to another world, really takes you out of yourself into a world of pure emotion with only a few physical objects to focus on,and he's obsessed with music, but there are love lyrics, spiritual messages and blues themes (for want of a better term). As Rick Wakeman always said prog rock has got to be the Blues - if it's not then it's rubbish.
"Close" is a rich powerful symphony of a rock album, and everyone's got to get a listen to it or lose a valuable experience.
Recommended parallels: Hendrix Electric Ladyland, Moody Blues In Search of a Lost Chord, the Who's Tommy and Sell Out, Yes' Tales from Topographic Oceans and Relayer.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Yes album - as fresh today as 1972 5 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first saw Yes on September 2nd 1972 headlining at the Crystal Palace Bowl and premiering CTTE just before the album was released. I remember Derek Jewell, the jazz and popular music critic of the Sunday Times dedicating his whole column one week to a visit to Advision studios when they were recording the album. I can remember his attempt at explaining what the music was like and the voices, and that first time I heard it myself in the open air across the water. I can't imagine how many times I've heard it - once a day for the first year, and regularly since, as well as the many live performances. It's still a fantastic composition that brings a lump to throat and a smile of satisfaction when it's finished. I've finally succumbed and bought the Rhino remaster to replace the last remaster that replaced the first CD attempt that replaced the worn out vinyl. Frustrating that it's taken this long to produce a definitive CD version, but it was worth it. The artwork does the album justice, and this version will bring it back to life for you. If you are a fan, why haven't you got this? If you are yet to discover them, don't delay and buy the classic and best yes album - still as fresh today as in 1972.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It does,nt follow the original LP
Published 22 days ago by ann banks
5.0 out of 5 stars been searching for this for years at the right price
classic yes on cd love it
Published 27 days ago by shag!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars yes magic
Brilliant cd - have loved this since the early 1970's. Got this on vinyl. Sounds better remastered.
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Published 1 month ago by Mr Lydian
2.0 out of 5 stars Early album by Yes
Having enjoyed Jon Anderson in collaboration with folk like Vangelis and Kitaro, and also Rick Wakeman's solo work- I thought this would be a good bye after reading about it in... Read more
Published 2 months ago by A. J. Montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars All Yes fans should own this
Classic Yes remixed in 5.1 in HD audio, gives a new insight into the original production, rich enveloping soundfield makes it sound much more lavish in comparison to the stereo 2... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ambient Fish
1.0 out of 5 stars Close to the edge: Yes - No. No no no!
First released in 1972, this is the 5th studio album from Prog Rock mainstays Yes.

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Published 2 months ago by Victor
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Published 2 months ago by Virgilijus
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent SACD
Overall excellent sound quality
Sometimes high treble is a little uncivilised but that is probably due to the characteristics of the analogue tape used for the
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Published 4 months ago by Tim Attwooll
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