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Close to the Edge [Blu-ray] (2013)

4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (548 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Blu-ray, Import
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Panegyric
  • DVD Release Date: November 5, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (548 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,761 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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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279 of 283 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.1 Steven Wilson remix, not an old remaster September 9, 2013
Amazon must have attributed all of the reviews from other remasters to this version. This accounts for the misinformation regarding which remaster this is by some reviews. Here is the real product description as this is a brand new 5.1 mix by Steven Wilson:

A new edition of the progressive rock masterpiece from 1972, the first in a series of Yes albums to get the deluxe remix treatment. Featuring new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes by Steven Wilson from the original multitrack reels, and transferred flat at 96K/24 bit. Also included are a flat transfer of the original stereo mix, instrumental mixes, and other bonus material.

Presented in a mini vinyl replica gatefold card sleeve with booklet featuring new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material, the album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson and is fully approved by Yes.

The CD features a new stereo album mix, plus a new mix of America and an early mix of Close to the Edge.

Contains original artwork by Roger Dean who has overseen the artwork for this new edition.

The Blu-Ray features:

- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround (24bit/96khz) mixed from the original multi-channel recordings.
- the new stereo album mix in DTS-HD Master Audio (24bit/96khz).
- the original album mix and America in a DTS-HD Master Audio flat transfers from the original master tape source. (24bit/192khz)
- exclusive instrumental versions of all new mixes in DTS-HD Master Audio stereo (24bit/96khz).
- exclusive needle-drop of an original UK vinyl A1/B1 pressing transferred in 24bit/96khz audio.
- numerous audio extras appear in high-resolution stereo including single edits & studio run throughs of album tracks
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183 of 204 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I get up I get down, I get remastered September 7, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge Yes fan and have been going to their concerts since the 70's and was lucky to see them do this tune a number of times. Close to the edge is one of Yes' best albums, not my favorite, but it has been a mainstay of progressive rock for more than 30 years. Any new fans of the genre should get this new rhino disc and discover progressive rock for what it truly is- thoughtful and intelligent compositions executed by some of the best musicians in rock. However, most of the prospective buyers for this disc are probably seasoned Yes fans who love "close to the edge", know everything about it, and already have this album in one form or another. Most classic rock albums have been out 3 or 4 times... just reissue it and say it's better than ever. As far as the artwork, notes and lyrics go, this is an excellent package- as close as you'll come to the Lp experience in the cd format. That leaves us with the bonus tracks and the sound quality. As mentioned in other reviews, the bonus tracks alone don't really add much of substance- the "And you and I" alternate is ok, Wakeman does some interesting things. The "Siberian" is just what it says, studio run through. As far as the previous versions of this on cd, the rhino is the 3rd time. There was the first version mastered by Barry Diament, a 2nd version done by Joe Gastwirt in the mid 90's and the rhino. I really like the YesYears box Gastwirt did in 1991 which in my opinion has the best sounding version of "Close to the Edge" I've heard on cd, and it also contains the best sounding material from "Fragile" and the "Yes Album" on cd. Yesyears has the best sounding version of the only real bonus track here, "America". To my ears it would be pretty hard for Rhino to outdo the older box set, and they did'nt. Read more ›
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77 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Close to the edge October 22, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't think that enough good things can be said about this 1972 album, which many feel was (and is) the definitive Yes album. In fact, Bill Bruford also felt this way and left Yes after Close to the Edge to join the ranks of King Crimson. He was quoted as saying that the band would never top the perfection of Close to the Edge. As a huge Yes fan (they are my favorite prog act), I personally feel that this album is simply superb. Although subsequent albums would also feature greatness, Close to the Edge works incredibly well as a complete work that fuses album cover art, music, and lyrics together in one seamless totality.

The group members at this point include the classic lineup of Chris Squire (bass, vocals); Rick Wakeman (mellotron, moog, Hammond organ, piano); Steve Howe (electric, acoustic guitars); Bill Bruford (drums and percussion); and Jon Anderson (vocals). I should also note that Eddy Offord (as the producer) was also considered to be part of the band and in fact appears on the back cover as a "sixth" member. I think it goes without saying that all of the musicians in Yes were positively top shelf and were true virtuosos. The individual and group ensemble work on close to the Edge is breathtakingly complex and the arrangements are incredible - everything flows from one piece to the next seamlessly.

The magnum opus Close to the Edge (18:50) is a fantastic composition that more or less follows a sonata form. This is an incredible piece of music and an excellent structural analysis of Close to the Edge is provided by Edward Macan in his book Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture (1997).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 days ago by ESTEBAN PONCE GARCIA
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes! Love it.
A classic Yes album. I saw all the original tours and it is fun to go back and listen again.
Published 2 days ago by James Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent album I've see yes in concert and they were great
Published 4 days ago by Brian Gomes
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!
There's nothing I can add to what everyone else has said about how great this album is. But the Blu-ray sounds great and it's packed with different versions (5. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 13 days ago by Raul S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes opus in multi-channel nirvana!
I've had this album in every possible format and nothing has sounded this good to date. Steven Wilson's surround mix is superb and all enveloping. Read more
Published 15 days ago by John David Sullivan
2.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album of all-time remastered by one of my favorites ...
My favorite album of all-time remastered by one of my favorites of all-time just doesn't jump out of my 7.1 surround as I expected. The original vinyl is still the best.
Published 16 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Sonic Perfection!
Utter Perfection. Steve Wilson is a genius! Worth every penny.
Published 21 days ago by J. KUHLMEYER
4.0 out of 5 stars Dr on yes
Very good sound!clear vocals and bass guitar on this musical masterpiece.
Published 22 days ago by Dennis Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Really top-notch
Over the top fantastic in Surround Sound. This is well worth the investment. I don't know how to describe how great this is.
Published 29 days ago by Steve in Memphis
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