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5.0 out of 5 stars Entry to Delights, 5 April 2007
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This review is from: Relayer (Audio CD)
This is another album I brought as a youngster in the 1970's and which I still play today, in fact it spends a lot of time in my car's CD changer. When I hear this I feel 15 again and ready to take on the world

The reason for this is itself simple namely that musically it is a tour de force with all the members hitting peak form at the same time from Jon Anderson's ethereal voice to the jazz rock drumming of Alan White, Chris Squire's peerless bass playing, Steve Howe's exemplary guitar work and finally but not least Patrick Moraz's keyboard skills.

The latter gives this album a much jazzier feel than when Rick Wakeman was in the band and given that when he came back Yes started to fall apart one must ask why was Moraz sacrificed when they were onto a more complex sound. I think we would have seen a more inventive Yes if he would have been kept for another couple of albums.

The main tracks have been well documented but my favourite parts are the ballad "Soon" at the end of "The Gates of Delirium" and "To be Over"
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2008 01:48:58 GMT
Thrope says:
Sure, but if only Bruford was on the kit!

Posted on 21 Oct 2010 23:05:52 BDT
W. Moose says:
Methinks the fall of Yes after this album was due to this being the last to benefit from Eddie Offord's involvement.

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 10:02:16 GMT
Pd Davies says:
I agree about your comments about Moraz to a point..but if Wakeman hadnt have come back we wouldnt have had 'Going for the one' arguably the best Yes album to date, with Close to the Edge and Relayer coming a close second and third respectively..After GFTO it did fall apart with the bloody awful 'Tormato'...so for me in an ideal world we would have had 'Going for the one' with wakeman, and then upon his departure Moraz returning for a couple of albums so 'Tormato' would have never existed!..But that would be messing with the time equalibrium..Where the hells my time machine!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 20:26:55 BDT
Djhardington says:
I think Pat Moraz kinda got lost in space after the album, thats what Jon Anderson said anyway. Also I feel that although "Relayer" is pure genius, they had really gone as far as they could in this particular direction, so Wakemans return was a wonder stroke and a return to the fold and "Going for The One" well sheer brilliance! I even enjoyed "Tormato" which people are really far too harsh about. It was huge at the time and a just more relaxed collection of music, so I don't think they declined after this album but the 70's were there optimum time, the "Yes" golden years! D x
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