Close to the Edge Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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YES Close To The Edge (2003 issue UK Expanded Edition 7-track digitally remastered CD album featuring the four Bonus Recordings including America Total Mass Retain And You And I [Alternate Version] and Siberia [Studio Run-Through of Siberian Khatru]. Housed in a fold-out digipak picture sleeve with a 16-page booklet containing pictures lyrics and extensive sleevenotes in an outer card picture slipcase)
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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.Read more ›
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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Very good performance - Conforms to comment - serious seller and recommendedPublished 3 months ago by Gérald deguitre
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE CLOSE TO THE EDGE, I have the vinyl but thought I should get the cd - the remaster is terrible!!Published 3 months ago by Karen
One of the best Yes albums in the new remix and sound quality. Very impressed and happy to have in my CD music collection. Strongly recommend not only for reverential YES fansPublished 4 months ago by guro
It's albums like Close To The Edge that make you consider why Prog has such a bad rep. After a few listens, or even a few hundred, you'll still be asking yourself how they made 40... Read morePublished 4 months ago by B.A.S.