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Poll Question: Which is Yes' Piece de Resistance
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    Posted: May 17 2017 at 19:04
I was just listening to a live version of Awaken from 2003 on Youtube and had almost completely forgotten about Going For The One. Don't know if it's because I am over familiar with Close To The Edge but I think in many ways Awaken transcends Close To The Edge. It was certainly the last great Yes composition before things began to go off the rails with the crazy lineup changes. 

OK start arguing about this. 


Edited by Kepler62 - May 17 2017 at 19:07
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Is there an argument to be had? 
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Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

Is there an argument to be had? 


I know right? Awaken is the greatest song in the history of mankind
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mechanicalflattery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2017 at 19:26
Originally posted by A_Flower A_Flower wrote:

Originally posted by mechanicalflattery mechanicalflattery wrote:

Is there an argument to be had? 


I know right? Awaken is the greatest song in the history of mankind

There's probably at least 15 songs by Yes alone that I prefer, but since the track gets so much praise, I'll go give it another shot, although this might be the tenth time I've done so.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2017 at 20:19
Very close (no pun intended)but I chose CTTE. GoD is actually my favorite Yes epic with CTTE next then either Endless Dream or Awaken.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2017 at 20:36
Close to the Edge without even second-guessing myself (as I sometimes tend to do). Now, if you had pitted Close to the Edge against The Gates of Delirium I would really have to just throw in the towel as I wouldn’t be able to choose.

Edited by Mirror Image - May 17 2017 at 20:38
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I do love both, but Awaken.
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CTTE, but all Yes epics are fantastic
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2017 at 23:06
Awaken is pretty spectacular and couldn't be more different from CTTE---which says a lot about how great classic Yes is----CTTE is perfect and Awaken is near perfect and it got a lot of attention when JA said it was everything he wanted Yes to be----having said that ----CTTE is perfect. These two songs point out how second rate Yes west really is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote prog4evr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2017 at 00:45
'Awaken,' for Wakeman's masterful piano playing, and for the work on the Swiss church organ. I must concede, however, that the Mander Pipe Organ solo on 'Close to the Edge' is a stellar part of that piece...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2017 at 00:50
Originally posted by Kepler62 Kepler62 wrote:

I was just listening to a live version of Awaken from 2003 on Youtube and had almost completely forgotten about Going For The One. Don't know if it's because I am over familiar with Close To The Edge but I think in many ways Awaken transcends Close To The Edge. It was certainly the last great Yes composition before things began to go off the rails with the crazy lineup changes. 

OK start arguing about this. 

Best version of Awaken is from the House Of Yes dvd. Anyway, Yes wrote plenty of good - great compositions after they wrote Awaken. "In the Presence Of" in 2003 is almost as good as anything they wrote from their classic period.
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Awaken to the edge
Classical music isn't dead, it's more alive than it's ever been. It's just not on MTV.

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Close to the Edge obviously?
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Close to the Edge.
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CTTE. Awaken is a good punk era number. ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2017 at 04:27
Awaken is my favourite all time Yes track, so it get's the vote.

CTTE is also fantastic of course. Yes wrote killer epics!!
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Down at the end, round by the corner
Close to the edge, just by a river

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Awakening by the Edge
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Close to The Edge of U2
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