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2013 CD/DVD-A release,
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This review is from: Close To The Edge [Cd+Dvda] (Audio CD)
I won't comment on the material, assuming anyone looking at this issue is already a fan.
I can't/won't comment on the 5.1 mix, as I don't do surround.
So, the CD Wilson re-mix...As commented elsewhere here, a tad different from the 2003 Rhino release, subjectively "quieter" and a bit less bright, but still oh so clear. Which one is preferred is a matter of taste rather than anything else.
The main event for me is the 24/96 versions on the DVD-A. As per my comments on The Yes Album and various King Crimson releases, the sonic superiority of 24/96 over 16/44.1 is incredibly obvious - just listen to, for example, the opening acoustic guitar figures on And You and I for increased clarity, detail, a greater sense of the body of the guitar, the "air" in the studio.
The alternate versions, single edits and the versions of America are not really necessary for my tastes, but others will, no doubt, value them.
So, the CD is a valid and interesting addition to the Yes re-issue catalogue, but the DVD-A 24/96 versions stand out for their sonic excellence. Well worth it for me!