Pure Sonic Pleasure
by Flavio Santini
I was a little skeptical about another remix, and to be honest I had never heard of a Steven Wilson Remix before, but being a truly Yes fan I couldn't resist to the opportunity of hearing those albums from a different "optic" (if that's even possible - hearing and optics are different senses aren't they - but you get my meaning). The feeling of listening to these songs were of pure pleasure, the dynamic here is EPIC, nothing less than EPIC!! I could listen to Steve Howe breathing while playing his guitar, could listen to the sound of the piano pedals beneath Rick Wakeman's heavy but genial foot! They sound, for the first time (I own the SACD and all the vinyls reissued recently) as if they were in my living room. The soundstage is phenomenal, drums, bass and vocals are so nicely balanced. This has become my #1 recording. Looking forward to more remixes like these! Keep it coming Steven Wilson!!