This is actually in keeping with a well-established pattern: the best song on a Yes album is very often the longest, so the presence of an epic-length piece tends to be a good sign. Note that Fly from Here has one, while Heaven & Earth and The Quest both don't.
Also, "Circles of Time", closing out the "main" disc, is a lovely acoustic number if you can get over Davison singing the first lines unaccompanied. I never minded Davison; I first heard him when I caught the 2014 tour, in which I was blown away by the way he effortlessly aced "Turn of the Century" in its original key. Anderson, by contrast, needed to transpose it down as far back as Keys to Ascension.
It's far from a great album, as the rest rarely goes beyond okay with the occasional ear-catching bit of guitar or bass work, but it's never bad, and that's not something I could say about The Quest (where I HATE "A Living Island" for being far too sugary for its subject matter). I'd go as far as to say that this would actually be a reasonable note for the band to end its studio discography on - a first in 12 years, then.
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