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Discussion in 'Bar' started by Felix Neumann, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Felix Neumann

    Felix Neumann Member

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    Yeah, it´s about the band. After listening to 'Fragile' I feel the desire to dive into the world of YES :worship: It´s never too late to get in touch with awesome music, I guess. Any fans here? And what do you think, is the best album of em and why? :)

    Greetings,

    Felix
     
  2. vespiz

    vespiz Mixing!

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    I've been listening to them on and off through the years. My "connection" to them comes from Vangelis -> Jon & Vangelis -> Yes. Can't say what's best or not, I haven't heard them all. Little by little.. :) Some really fantastic songs and some really far-out stuff as well. Jon's hippy-ethereal-fairieworld stuff gets sometimes a little .. eh... :D "Please don't kill the whales!"
     
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    Chris Squire is a motherfucker of a bass player
     
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    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    I started with "Close To The Edge" :)

    for what its worth
     
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    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    Love'em. That's all.
     
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    I'm a Huge Yes fan! Close to the Edge is brilliant, but my favourite is Magnification. It's actually one of my favourite albums of all time.
    Awesome production, and the orchestration sounds soooo good. Fly From Here is also amazing, although i miss Jon Anderson's vocals on it (new guy still suits the band though)
     
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    I need to learn clap so bad... (even though it's more steve howe than Yes)
     
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    Fragile, Close to the Edge, and Relayer are the three I'd recommend you start out with.

    I'm also a huge fan of the Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe album (the first dance for my wife and I at our wedding came from that album, actually!), it harkens back to the "classic" Yes sound more than their late 80's/early 90's albums but it's not as good as the three I listed at the top.
     
  9. Brett - K A L I S I A

    Brett - K A L I S I A Dreaded Moderator

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    My favorites (all are very different) are "Fragile", "Union" and "Talk" (those two being more recent and arguably not the real Yes but they are so good...).
     
  10. Felix Neumann

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    Thanks for your recommendations, mates :) As I said 'Fragile' totally blew me away. That bass on Roundabout :worship: But it´s not only the insane technical skills and the great interplay, it´s the enormous creativity and the linked magic as a result. I will do the same I did with the Rush records, one by one diving deeper into that jungle :kickass:

    I´ve listen to the 2003 remaster btw and it sounded brilliant! If you´re only familiar with the 1972 original, it´s worth a listen.

    Okay so which album is next...Is there an album with the exact same ensemble/cast like on 'Fragile' ?
     
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    26 Muzak by request

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    the late era with Trevor Rabin (90125, Big Generator) is great too. that said, his new album "Jacaranda" is music and production wise the best i've heard in a long time.
     
  12. Brett - K A L I S I A

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    Felix try them in chronological order.

    The Yes Album - Fragile - Close to the Edge - Tales from Topographic Oceans - Relayer - Going for the One - Tormato - Drama - 90125 - Big Generator - ABWH (not an album under the YES name (Chris Squire owns the name) but killer record) - Union - Talk - Keys to Ascension - Keys to Ascension 2 - Open Your Eyes - The Ladder - Magnification - Fly from Here

    The only "not so great" ones are for me "Tormato" and "Drama". The rest is ace (although I reckon I never heard "Fly From Here")!
     
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    Close to the Edge is one of my all time favorite 10/10 albums.
     
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    Ola Englund Only gay in the village

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    That's where I started as well...
     
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    Thanks guys :kickass:

    This sounds like a great idea, I´ll do so, Brett!
     
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    Just listened a bit on YT, don't think i've ever heard a song with them although i like progressive music. Damn this is good shit. Started listen to an album version then moved on to the live versions. These guys are clearly made to be seen or heard live. Way better then the studio versions because they kind of throw me of because how lame they sound comparing to todays recordings (flame suit on). Are definetely gonna check them out!!!

    Btw, are there any great official live CD's with these guys that i can buy? As i said rather listen to the live stuff for starters
     
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    Keys To Ascension 1 & 2.

    Although this is a kind of hybrid live, it kills.
     
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    vespiz Mixing!

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    Yes! :p Classic line-up, great songs, better than any best-of collection imo to get started.
     
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    +1 to Fragile
     
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    Gotta come right out and say I like Trevor Rabin SO much more than Steve Howe as a guitarist; I really dig the old Yes catalogue musically, but Howe always struck me as extremely sloppy, and I never liked his twangy sound and spastic, uncontrolled soloing, vs. Rabin's consistent virtuosity and control over the instrument; e.g. 3:12 in the following



    As well as the outro solo of "Hold On", and the little lead diddies in "Changes" - what can I say, I'm a sucker for the 80s stuff :D

    And then on the other hand, listen to Howe's solo at 3:00, my god, sounds like he's been playing for like 2 years



    AND, he's the guy that wrote and played that godawful opening riff to "Going for the One," case closed :D But my Howe is rant over, 70s Yes still kicks ass!
     
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