Originally Posted by DanWilde1966
Think that Tales is a hugely overrated album. I've never really been able to get into it it, despite the wise advice offered above. I think the problem with it is that... (retreats to the bunker...)... it's not actually that good. Wakeman loathed it, even as he was doing it: "Tony's Topographic Go-Kart" was his reference to it. LP 1, side 2 is for me the best cut on the record. I'll take or leave the others tracks. It does not compare favourably to any of the other 1971-1974 releases. Much has been written about Close to the Edge, but the towering Yes achievement for me is Relayer. It's peerless, IMO.
No retreat needed...a good opinion.