Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Batlle of first solo albums of Yes members
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Batlle of first solo albums of Yes members

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Poll Question: Which album do you prefer?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
19 [32.20%]
1 [1.69%]
3 [5.08%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [1.69%]
20 [33.90%]
14 [23.73%]
1 [1.69%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message
BaldJean View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: May 28 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 7605
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Batlle of first solo albums of Yes members
    Posted: May 09 2018 at 16:51
in my opinion an interesting poll; some of these albums rank very high with me


Edited by BaldJean - May 10 2018 at 10:14


A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo pricipiis obsta
Back to Top
someone_else View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: May 02 2008
Location: The Castoreum
Status: Offline
Points: 18608
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 16:57
I have heard most of these. I'd rate Olias of Sunhillow 4+/5 and Fish Out of Water 5/5. These are the best imho.
Back to Top
BaldJean View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: May 28 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 7605
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 17:04
in my opinion it is a tough battle, and "The Story of i" and "The Six Wives..." are in it too, maybe even "Feels Good to Me" (though to be exact this is not a Bill Bruford solo album, it is an album by a band called "Bruford". but I wanted him in the poll too).

but I gave my vote to Jon Anderson


Edited by BaldJean - May 09 2018 at 17:05


A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo pricipiis obsta
Back to Top
Progosopher View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 12 2009
Location: Coolwood
Status: Offline
Points: 4053
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 18:21
1. Jon
2. Rick
3. Chris
4. Patrick
5. Steve
6. Peter
7. Bill
8. Alan
 
These are all good to excellent albums with the possible exception of Ramshackled which is merely adequate.
 
The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"
Back to Top
AFlowerKingCrimson View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 02 2016
Location: Philly burbs
Status: Offline
Points: 2328
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 18:23
While I haven't heard all of them my vote goes to Olias. That's just one spectacular album.
When you list all the qualities that you despise and you realize you're describing yourself.
Back to Top
Barbu View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 09 2005
Location: Collusion Mt.
Status: Offline
Points: 26116
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 19:05
Sunpillow
we found footprints in the snow
Back to Top
verslibre View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: July 01 2004
Location: CA
Status: Online
Points: 4969
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 19:12
Great poll, Jean. Tough one. It's down to two albums I positively adore: Six Wives of Henry VIII and Fish Out of Water. Whew, don't think I can vote...what the hell, FOOW it is. It's amazingness is immeasurable. (I like Rick's Criminal Record better, shh...)
Back to Top
siLLy puPPy View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

Joined: October 05 2013
Location: SFcaUsA
Status: Offline
Points: 5323
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 19:57
Only Rick Wakeman had totally satisfying albums all the way through for me. He wins this one. All the others had great stuff and lots of filler or elements such as vocals i can't stand.

https://rateyourmusic.com/~siLLy_puPPy
Back to Top
twosteves View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 01 2007
Location: NYC/Rhinebeck
Status: Offline
Points: 2221
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 20:34
easily Feels good to Me by Bruford----

then---
Squire
Wakeman
Moraz
Anderson
Howe
White
Banks
Back to Top
Dellinger View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 18 2009
Location: Mexico
Status: Offline
Points: 8382
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 21:41
Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

Only Rick Wakeman had totally satisfying albums all the way through for me. He wins this one. All the others had great stuff and lots of filler or elements such as vocals i can't stand.


Me too, though I don't know enough albums from the other members to be able to say that they don't have totally satisfying albums themselves... but for what I have heard, yeah, I agree. For me, Rick has more 5 star albums than Yes themselves.
Back to Top
Mortte View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: November 11 2016
Location: Finland
Status: Offline
Points: 2816
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2018 at 23:11
Have to admit I have heard only Six Wives from those (I have always been more a band guy than soloalbum guy of my favourite bands). Anyway voted that.
Back to Top
iluvmarillion View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 09 2010
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 00:51
Chris 5/5
Rick 5/5
Patrick 4/5
Bruce 4/5
Jon 3/5
Steve 3/5

Don't know the others


Edited by iluvmarillion - May 10 2018 at 00:53
Back to Top
iluvmarillion View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 09 2010
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 644
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 01:01
Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

Only Rick Wakeman had totally satisfying albums all the way through for me. He wins this one. All the others had great stuff and lots of filler or elements such as vocals i can't stand.
Only two (Jon and Chris) can sing while Rick doesn't do vocals and Steve would have better giving someone else vocal duties (other than that Beginnings is a good album). 
Back to Top
Kingsnake View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: November 03 2006
Location: ACCOUNT DELETED
Status: Offline
Points: 1554
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 01:52
Jon, Rick and Chris delivered really great albums, I voted for Rick, because I like the concept he chose better. I apparently love the historylesson better than the sci-fi-fantasy.

Bill Bruford released a stellar album, it's maybe one of the best albums ever made, but I don't consider it a solo-album. He had a band called Bruford, and it was released in the same as UK, so Bill was already years out of Yes.
ACCOUNT DELETED
Back to Top
Kingsnake View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: November 03 2006
Location: ACCOUNT DELETED
Status: Offline
Points: 1554
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingsnake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 01:56
I can remember I owned Alan White's solo-album. It's a great soul/r&b album almost reminiscent as to what Lenny White (also a drummer) put out late 70's.
Not much progrock so a difficult album to rate on this site, but nonetheless a great album with some really nice songs. (White didn't even write a single for the album)
ACCOUNT DELETED
Back to Top
Frenetic Zetetic View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 09 2017
Location: New Hampshire
Status: Offline
Points: 2227
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 02:16
Chris Squire
Jazz fusion all day, baby.
Back to Top
BaldJean View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: May 28 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 7605
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 03:45
I am surprised Patrick did not get any votes yet; I really like this album a lot


A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo pricipiis obsta
Back to Top
Cristi View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Crossover Team

Joined: July 27 2006
Location: wonderland
Status: Offline
Points: 5032
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 03:49
Mr Squire's album
Back to Top
stewe View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: April 05 2006
Location: Czechoslovakia
Status: Offline
Points: 509
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stewe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 04:37
Fish, followed by Olias and Six Wives. I miss Badger though.
Back to Top
BaldJean View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: May 28 2005
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 7605
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2018 at 04:49
Originally posted by stewe stewe wrote:

Fish, followed by Olias and Six Wives. I miss Badger though.

the poll is about solo albums; Badger is a band. I made an exception for Bruford because I wanted Bill to be in the poll and many (falsely) consider the albums of Bruford to be solo albums of Bill Bruford. but Badger definitely is a band, and Tony Kaye did not play such an overwhelming superior role in it to let "One Live Badger" pass as a solo album


Edited by BaldJean - May 10 2018 at 04:55


A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo pricipiis obsta
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.