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    Posted: February 28 2022 at 09:22
^ Tormato is very bitty and somewhat all over the place. I think that accounts for it's low rating although On The Silent Wings of Freedom , Onward , Release Release and Future Times are all great tracks in my estimation. The Quest has the Ice Bridge which I will admit to liking a lot. The rest is hard to listen to.
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I know opinions vary and all that but to rate The Quest higher than Tormato is just being silly. I didn't mind Tormato the first time I heard it but then I heard a live bootleg of one of the shows from that tour and it blew me away. I have a much greater appreciation for Tormato now...and I don't even think of The Quest at all anymore. 
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Originally posted by mathman0806 mathman0806 wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

At a current PA rating of 3.04, at least The Quest is rated higher than Tormato (3.00); 90125  (3.01); Big Generator (2.55); Union (2.52); Open Your Eyes (2.04) and Heaven & Earth (2.32), although admittedly, that's not necessarily a great recommendation. Tongue


Anyone here going to fess up as part of the 12% that gave it 5 stars?

Yes, it's no secret here that The Quest is my favourite YES album, so I couldn't possibly give it less than a well-deserved  5 star rating. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mathman0806 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2022 at 13:52
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

At a current PA rating of 3.04, at least The Quest is rated higher than Tormato (3.00); 90125† (3.01); Big Generator (2.55); Union (2.52); Open Your Eyes (2.04) and Heaven & Earth (2.32), although admittedly, that's not necessarily a great recommendation.†Tongue


Anyone here going to fess up as part of the 12% that gave it 5 stars?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2022 at 13:16
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

At a current PA rating of 3.04, at least The Quest is rated higher than Tormato (3.00); 90125  (3.01); Big Generator (2.55); Union (2.52); Open Your Eyes (2.04) and Heaven & Earth (2.32), although admittedly, that's not necessarily a great recommendation. Tongue

Well I like the first four, they are all way better than The Quest (yes, even Union). I would place The Quest just before Open Your Eyes. 
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

At a current PA rating of 3.04, at least The Quest is rated higher than Tormato (3.00); 90125† (3.01); Big Generator (2.55); Union (2.52); Open Your Eyes (2.04) and Heaven & Earth (2.32), although admittedly, that's not necessarily a great recommendation.†Tongue


it's a fair average rating , what can we expect from musicians who have almost 60 years of career?
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At a current PA rating of 3.04, at least The Quest is rated higher than Tormato (3.00); 90125  (3.01); Big Generator (2.55); Union (2.52); Open Your Eyes (2.04) and Heaven & Earth (2.32), although admittedly, that's not necessarily a great recommendation. Tongue
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Originally posted by suitkees suitkees wrote:

 But we could ask (plea, beg) that they don't stick the Yes name to it. 

It doesn't really concern me what banner the members of Yes choose to record under. I'm a huge fan and I will eventually end up getting everything they release, no matter what the permutation of members might be, including solo works.

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I have this on order so I haven't listened to it yet, however the comments on this thread so far are pretty much what I expected to read.

Edited by Hugh Manatee - April 04 2022 at 20:36
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^ you deserve some kind of award for getting through 3 listens LOL
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I have played this album three times so far. I don't have much desire to keep playing it hoping it will grow on me. I'll probably play it one more time and then visit it again eventually. It's one that I'll probably keep just because I'm a huge Yes fan overall.
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

This thread is worse than beating a dead horse.......

*Steve Howe pokes his head in*

Did someone mention beating a dead horse? 
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This thread is worse than beating a dead horse.......
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Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Just checking the lyrics -

"Shining like the moon, the stars and the sun
They knew the revolution had already begun
They gave us pins and needles on their mystery tour
Through the bathroom window without going out of your door"

Not sure about the reference to "pins and needles" - does Howe not know this is a Searchers song?

Name dropping songs.  Perhaps Howe had a boomer moment. Or Davidson had a Generation X-out
Pins and Needles -The Searchers
Revolution, Magical Mystery Tour, and She Came In Through The Bathroom Window- The Beatles 
And "the moon, the stars and the sun" is from Instant Karma, also not a Beatles song.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Just checking the lyrics -

"Shining like the moon, the stars and the sun
They knew the revolution had already begun
They gave us pins and needles on their mystery tour
Through the bathroom window without going out of your door"

Not sure about the reference to "pins and needles" - does Howe not know this is a Searchers song?

Name dropping songs.  Perhaps Howe had a boomer moment. Or Davidson had a Generation X-out
Pins and Needles -The Searchers
Revolution, Magical Mystery Tour, and She Came In Through The Bathroom Window- The Beatles 


Edited by omphaloskepsis - November 26 2021 at 07:38
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I've only listened to this album one time straight through and I've had no inclination to revisit it since. 

It's not terrible but terribly mundane by Yes and progressive rock standards. A shame really. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote POTA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 06:02
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Just checking the lyrics -

"Shining like the moon, the stars and the sun
They knew the revolution had already begun
They gave us pins and needles on their mystery tour
Through the bathroom window without going out of your door"

Not sure about the reference to "pins and needles" - does Howe not know this is a Searchers song?

Thatís rough. I just canít stand songs that think theyíre being clever with references about the band. Itís always corny. 
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Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

It actually pains me to say these things about a song by one of my 3 favourite bands but unfortunately I find it  unlistenable and that's the only time I've said that about a Yes song
I don't mind the rest of the album now, it's not great but it's ok. I'll just make sure I skip this particular song.

Alan, you've obviously not heard 'Open Your Eyes' all the way through... there really are some shockers on there.. and again, it pains me to say that about a band I loved to listen to, growing up.
I have played it a few times, nothing made me cringe quite as much as this one that I won't mention the name of.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

It actually pains me to say these things about a song by one of my 3 favourite bands but unfortunately I find it  unlistenable and that's the only time I've said that about a Yes song
I don't mind the rest of the album now, it's not great but it's ok. I'll just make sure I skip this particular song.

Alan, you've obviously not heard 'Open Your Eyes' all the way through... there really are some shockers on there.. and again, it pains me to say that about a band I loved to listen to, growing up.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

"Mystery Tour" just came up on a Spotify playlist I was listening to. I got about halfway before I moved on to the next track, if I ever hear it again I may have to tear my own ears off.

LOL
In that case, you won't be surprised to hear "Mystery Tour" is the highlight of the album for me. Smile

You should give the album Italian X-Rays by the Steve Miller Band a listen. I think you'll like the song Bongo BongoSmile

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