The best thing the classic line up ever produced. I've been Yes fan for decades & still keep coming back to this album. It makes superlatives redundant. From the title track through Turn..., Parallels & the simply ecstatic Awaken this showcases musicianship that most artists can only aspire to. OK, Andersons lyrics can be a little twee but that is more than made up for by the incredible interplay of Steve Howes frighteningly pinpoint guitar licks & Rick Wakemans cascading keys. The bass of Chris Squire thunders through the mix like a brontosaurus with the painters in, & Alan White reaffirms himself as one of the most underrated drummers on the planet.
Pure joy, pure genius. Own it, love it, cherish it. You won't stop playing it. I know!