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Poll Question: Which Of these do you prefer?
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Originally posted by iluvmarillion iluvmarillion wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Drama has Machine Messiah, but Going for the One has Turn of the Century, and even more important, Awaken, so...


I do not know what I am missing (or something) but Turn of the Century does nothing for me.
Listen to it done live.


ok, I'll do that and get back to you. Big smile

A few moments later (inspecteur Clouseau accent) - still very meh to me.


Edited by Cristi - February 04 2020 at 01:50
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2020 at 22:28
Originally posted by iluvmarillion iluvmarillion wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Drama has Machine Messiah, but Going for the One has Turn of the Century, and even more important, Awaken, so...


I do not know what I am missing (or something) but Turn of the Century does nothing for me.

Listen to it done live.


Often enough I love live versions of songs... even more than the studio ones... but not this one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2020 at 22:29
Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

^dont feel bad, awaken does nothing for me. In fact, I really just donít like it.


However, I do love the live version of Awaken (Keys to Ascension) so much better than the studio one (despite the fact the studio one has real church organ).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Enchant X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2020 at 02:44
My Feelings about drama is its a good album but I wouldn't call it a classic , I would call Going for the One a classic so Going for the One it is !  Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2020 at 01:11
There is a big, BIG separation between the two in my book. One is a good album, mixing fresh ideas with ill-advised quirks. The other is bona fide classic, definitely superior to Tales, almost on par with Yes greatest achievements.

I vote for Going for the One
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LAM-SGC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2020 at 01:27
No, not a fan of either. Tales was the last album I liked without reservation.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Spacegod87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2020 at 07:41
Awaken.

Any album with that song on it will automatically win my vote.
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Place drama above GFTO and your progdentials should be removed for perpetuity...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2020 at 08:15
Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

Place drama above GFTO and your progdentials should be removed for perpetuity...


really? LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 07:50
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

Place drama above GFTO and your progdentials should be removed for perpetuity...


really? LOL



Yes!
Who so sayeth "I don't like Awaken" should be tarred and feathered and laughed out of prog-town...
Awaken has everything, except it should have been another 15 minutes longer..

Edited by M27Barney - February 21 2020 at 07:51
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 07:56
Got to admit tho. Not listened to Drama for 20 years....but that tells me I aint missing anything...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 09:03
Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

Place drama above GFTO and your progdentials should be removed for perpetuity...


really? LOL



Yes!
Who so sayeth "I don't like Awaken" should be tarred and feathered and laughed out of prog-town...
Awaken has everything, except it should have been another 15 minutes longer..


I've never seen anyone say it here expressing dislike for Awaken.
I've grown to dislike the title song though (Howe ruins the song for me) and Turn of the Century does nothing for me.

I don't skip any songs on Drama though.Big smile
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Turn of tbe Century, sublime guitar work by howe. Don't remember anythimg as good on Drama. Machine Messiah has some good guitar...but nothing like Awaken 12 string solo...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 11:33

I've grown to dislike the title song though (Howe ruins the song for me) and Turn of the Century does nothing for me.

I don't skip any songs on Drama though.Big smile
[/QUOTE] Yeah, 'One always seemed to me the Achilles' heel of the production. Like it belonged on another album. As for Howe's role there, I don't see how he can ruin anything (he did do that bland Dylan album, though).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 11:35
Don't know how the Cristi attribute disappeared from my last post.
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Both great albums but Drama is my favourite by far. Still love GFTO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Machinemessiah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 12:09
Drama definitely.   It's better at its game (IMO).

I find Going for the One somewhat too Anderson-oriented (in a manner that doesn't suit me) IMO heralding the Yes that would come later.

Wonderous Stories is what I best like there by far.

For me the highlights on Drama are: 'Machine Messiah', 'White car' and 'Into the Lens'.

PS: In the name of my username, thank you for all the compliments on this thread  Embarrassed


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Edited by Machinemessiah - February 21 2020 at 12:12
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 12:46
Drama. Is a better release than Tormato. But we are still in the third division of yes releases...division 1 is CTTE, TFTO, R and GFTO. Division 2 is F and TYA...
If anybody tells me they prefer any track off Drama to CTTE (track) AYAI, GOD , A , TOTC I would consider their taste to be somewhat west of symphonic prog and veering into being a more pop philic fan...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oka2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 12:51
Both are very good, but Going for The One is slighty better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zwordser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2020 at 15:37
When I was discovering late 70's Yes, both of these got a lot of spins and enjoyment.  Couldn't decide so i chose both.

 But anyway, thanks for making me remember and think thru the comparison.
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