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Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals ("The Barbarian," "Three Fates") and romantic ballads ("Lucky Man") showcasing all three members' very daunting talents. This album, which reached the Top 20 in America and got to number four in England, showcased the group at its least pretentious and most musicianly – with the exception of a few moments on "Three Fates" and perhaps "Take a Pebble," there isn't much excess, and there is a… read more

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  • Avatar for MergeAndAcquire
    I listened to this album a lot a few years ago and just randomly stumbled upon a digital copy on one of my old laptops today while visiting my family. What a masterful piece of music. Definitelly recommended.
  • Avatar for MattAzathoth
    Great debut.
  • Avatar for elf-culture
    I can't believe this I was just rediscovering them and now Keith is gone
  • Avatar for elf-culture
    I took the time to really listen to this through some good headphones and it's a really stunning album. the lyrics are really clever too
  • Avatar for jonithebil
    One of the best debuts ever!! Emerson is a beast.
  • Avatar for Javinry
    One of the best and most influential debut albums. Three fates is intense and genius. A exercise of virtuosity, one of my favorite progressive albums.
  • Avatar for elf-culture
    I have this on vinyl but my copy skips take a pebble so badly oh man. it's stuck on greg going aa... until I move the needle. fun times.
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    One of the best debuts in Progressive Rock and Rock in general. Side one is basically perfect. "Lucky Man" is one of my all time favorite songs, but "The Barbarian," "Take a Pebble" and "Knife Edge" are all god-tier songs as well.
  • Avatar for OcellatedGod
    Masterliness.
  • Avatar for raenge
    1 of the first true stereo effects for the head phones

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