“All of the Above” apes “Close to the Edge”?

Whenever I hear the intro to Transatlantic’s “All of the Above”, I keep expecting to hear Steve Howe’s jagged guitar line that bursts into the pastoral intro of “Close of the Edge”. Despite the fact that there are no nature noises in the former song, it seems like the intros to the two pieces are quite similar.

On another “Close to the Edge” note, it bothers me how Ed Macan consistently refers to “sonata” form as the basis for the structure of the piece, whereas I learned - over and over - that “sonata-allegro” is the correct term, with “sonata”, of course, meaning something entirely different. Nitpicks.


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