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2.37 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Order of the Universe (long edit) (5:59)
2. Fist of Fire (3:27)
3. Order of the Universe (short edit) (4:40)

Total Time: 14:06

Line-up / Musicians

- Jon Anderson / vocals
- Bill Bruford / drums
- Steve Howe / guitar
- Rick Wakeman / keyboards

- Tony Levin / bass, stick

Releases information

CD Arista #662618 (1989)

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
2 stars Less is less

Order Of The Universe is another single released from the very good Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. Unlike the Brother Of Mine single there is nothing here that wasn't already on the full-length album except two different edits of the main song. Hence, in a way you get even less here than on the album. While the unedited album version is the definitive version and one to return to again and again, these edited versions are mainly a curiosity for fans and their value extends to a single listen only. The b-side is Fist Of Fire taken from that same album and is presented in the same version as on the album.

The nice art work by the great Roger Dean probably makes this an attractive collectors item (I don't own it), but considering the musical contents this is only for hard core fans and even for us edited versions of songs we are already familiar with carries a very limited worth.

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2 stars There were a number of different versions of this maxi-single on CD (and possibly cassette, though I don't remember any), and as far as I know, each had two edited versions of "Order of the Universe:" a "short edit" and a "long edit." The third track was either the unedited album version of "Ord ... (read more)

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