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Poll Question: Which Of these do you prefer?
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    Posted: March 01 2020 at 01:24
Lots of love for Going......... so clearly that one. 


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It is a lot tighter than I thought it would be! Drama is better than Tormato...but still several magnitudes below GFTO. Still. That is subjective analysis for you...
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Both. I'm in the minority of loving Tormato and 90125 as well. After that they started diminishing in quality but every album still had a few great tracks until the very end at least

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This was a very tough choice for me. In some ways Drama is better because it's a tighter album and it sounds stronger in some ways with more "balls." I have always thought musically it was one of their strongest. Going for the one almost falls apart at the seams in places and parallels suffers from a sparse sound due to Wakeman's poor choice of abandoning the synth for the organ. I also think turn of the century is a little flat although I like the instrumental section. However, in the end I still voted for GFTO mainly for "awaken." Wonderous stories and the title track though are two of the most underrated Yes songs in their catalog so that counts for something also. Another deciding factor for me is that Jon Anderson didn't sing on Drama. While Trevor Horn did a fine job on Drama I prefer Jon's singing.

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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: February 29 2020 at 19:36
Drama is ok...but, come on, GFTO is a freakin' classic!
The real poll should have been Tormato vs Drama (I'd vote Tormato)
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Drama for me.
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Voted for Drama but these two albums aren't a big deal.
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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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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 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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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'.

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Both great albums but Drama is my favourite by far. Still love GFTO.
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Don't know how the Cristi attribute disappeared from my last post.
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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 M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2020 at 09:29
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 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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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 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 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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Place drama above GFTO and your progdentials should be removed for perpetuity...
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