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Poll Question: Who is your favorite Yes vocalist?
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    Posted: March 10 2017 at 22:38
Inspired by the Pink Floyd vocalist thread and poll I thought I would start one for Yes. Which vocalist do you prefer? Yes, I realize Steve Howe and Chris Squire did mostly backing vocals but I thought I would include them anyway.
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I think your Pink Floyd poll was more inspired due to the fact that there were three very distinct main contenders to choose from. I don't include Rick Wright and Roy Harper in their number due to the fact that Wright sounds similar to Gilmour and Harper's vocal delivery was similar to Waters', as noted in the thread.

In this case, you've got three singers who sound close to Anderson (Horn, David, Davison), two of which were specifically chosen due to said similarity (David, Davison). As for Steve Howe, I think it says a lot that he stopped performing lead vocals on his solo albums after the first one. Not to mention the fact that Anderson sang lead vocals on all the band's best known, commercially successful and most highly rated material.

In short, I don't see the point of the poll, since Anderson is sure to win.





Which is why I am voting for Billy Sherwood. Tongue

Edited by Replayer - March 10 2017 at 23:13
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 05:57
Without Anderson in the list I'd choose Squire for his Fish Out Of Water. I really like his voice on Silently Falling 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 06:26
Originally posted by Replayer Replayer wrote:

I think your Pink Floyd poll was more inspired due to the fact that there were three very distinct main contenders to choose from. I don't include Rick Wright and Roy Harper in their number due to the fact that Wright sounds similar to Gilmour and Harper's vocal delivery was similar to Waters', as noted in the thread.

In this case, you've got three singers who sound close to Anderson (Horn, David, Davison), two of which were specifically chosen due to said similarity (David, Davison). As for Steve Howe, I think it says a lot that he stopped performing lead vocals on his solo albums after the first one. Not to mention the fact that Anderson sang lead vocals on all the band's best known, commercially successful and most highly rated material.

In short, I don't see the point of the poll, since Anderson is sure to win.






Which is why I am voting for Billy Sherwood. Tongue



You would think that but so far it's a tie between those who have a vote.  I could agree with you but I  don't want to influence the poll. Smile

Also, I did not start the PF singers poll. That was someone else. Wink

I hope you are only voting for Billy because you truly think he was the best singer in the band. ;) Don't worry about the outcome it will take care of itself.


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Lemmy, though his time with the band was quite brief.
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Jon Anderson.  I'm surprised that this is even a question.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 06:54
Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Jon Anderson.  I'm surprised that this is even a question.


well this is ProgArchives man! Anything and everything is a potential question.  Besides it beats yet another TexasKing Rush thread...

Squire... to these ears was simply a better singer..
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April fools polls are on April 1 a few weeks away.LOL

Anderson has one of the most beautiful voices in music with an amazing range. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 09:15
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Lemmy, though his time with the band was quite brief.
 
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Anderson followed by Benoit and Horn.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 10:18
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

April fools polls are on April 1 a few weeks away.LOL

Anderson has one of the most beautiful voices in music with an amazing range. 

Why would this not be considered a legitimate poll? They had more than one singer right? And since not everyone seems to like JA's voice I think it's a fair question/poll. 
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It wouldn't be Anderson without Squire.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 17:06
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

April fools polls are on April 1 a few weeks away.LOL

Anderson has one of the most beautiful voices in music with an amazing range.†


^ This
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 20:10
This is one of those polls where you already know the outcome before it is made. It would have been more interesting just between the other 3 lead vocalists the band has had: Horn, David, and Davison. In that case I think I would go for Benoit David.
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Can't be anyone other than Anderson.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 21:06
Originally posted by Replayer Replayer wrote:

I think your Pink Floyd poll was more inspired due to the fact that
there were three very distinct main contenders to choose from. I don't
include Rick Wright and Roy Harper in their number due to the fact that
Wright sounds similar to Gilmour and Harper's vocal delivery was similar
to Waters', as noted in the thread.

In this case, you've got
three singers who sound close to Anderson (Horn, David, Davison), two of
which were specifically chosen due to said similarity (David, Davison).
As for Steve Howe, I think it says a lot that he stopped performing
lead vocals on his solo albums after the first one. Not to mention the
fact that Anderson sang lead vocals on all the band's best known,
commercially successful and most highly rated material.

In short, I don't see the point of the poll, since Anderson is sure to win.





Which is why I am voting for Billy Sherwood.

Tongue


About the Floyd poll, I agree that Roy Harper is sort of the odd-man out. But not so much because of any similarity with Waters (which I actually don't really see... and I even think Waters would have trouble nailing the song as well as Harper did... but just because he was not a member of the band, just someone who happened to be recording in the same studio at the same time and was invited in. About Wright... he might be a bit similar to Gilmour (actually, I only realized it was him on Wearing the Inside Out because I read about it), but still he was a full member of the band who did his lead vocals, or shared lead vocals on several songs, so he should be considered... even if he sings very similar to Gilmour, still people should have a favourite (whom, clearly by the results of the poll, is Gilmour).
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Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

April fools polls are on April 1 a few weeks away.LOL

Anderson has one of the most beautiful voices in music with an amazing range.†


^ This


I'm glad there's still people who love Anderson's singing. He's actually one of my very favourite ones, along with Francesco Di Giacomo and Annie Haslam (and stretching a bit more, I guess I can include Peter Hamill, Greg Lake, Dio, Freddy Mercury). There seem to be many people who dismiss him for his very high, and they would say, annoying vocals. But I love just the sheer beauty he can evoke, as well as high notes and work perfectly with those symphonic passages of the band. And there's just that tone, that something in his voice, that even if others can reach his notes and range, they just don't have it... I guess it's that special quality that has led people to describe his singing as the voice of an Angel... or for the detractors to describe him as an elf on helium. Yet, it seems he has to use his voice correctly, mostly as used on Yes, for on some of the latest releases I have heard him, on The Living Tree, and on Invention of Knowledge, his voice sort of tires me... and it's not just that he's older, that isn't so notable, but it's too many words with less variations... and perhaps the lack of adecuate backing vocals doesn't help either (Jon was at his best when he had Squire... and even Howe, I guess, to balance things up).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2017 at 23:55
In truth, it's Anderson, but I gave the vote to Squire because I like his voice.
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Come on, there is only one answer here. Although I must say I've recently gotten into Billy Sherwood's voice through his work with Circa.
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