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    Posted: October 15 2006 at 11:01

2 albums from 1975, by 2 members of the 2 giants. Smile

Well, I vote for the Chris Squire album, but I don't think that this album has a chance againast the Hackett's one here. For some reason, I don't like "Shadow of the Hierophant" - I only like the beginning of it. I don't like the last track in the other album either (Safe), but overall I enjoy the album by the Yes' bassist more. It has a great combination of Bruford/Moraz (which was never a part of Yes' lineup), and there are 2 great songs there - "Silently falling" and "Lucky seven". Also, the bass playing by Chris is awesome. Still, "Acolyte" probably has better compositions, and "Star of Sirius" is a wonderful song.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 13:23
I'm sorry, guys, on the whole I prefer seventies Yes to seventies Genesis, but surely ACOLYTE is far superior to FISH?

On the Squire album, I do not only find 'Safe' dreadfully boring, but 'Silently falling' as well. The remaining tunes are O.K., I guess... 'Lucky Seven' has got great contributions from Bill Bruford and Mel Collins. 'Here by your side' (or was it my side?) starts out well but ends up dreadfully overblown.

ACOLYTE, on the other hand, has got several truly inspired and incredibly beautiful compositions, such as 'Star of Sirius' (as you said) and 'Ace of Wands'. It's simply NO COMPETITION.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 14:12
Both great albums. But the nod goes to Mr. Hackett. It's a prog classic, and much better than anything Genesis did after he left. VOTA is almost a Genesis album in itself. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 14:27

Voyage for me.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 14:50
Voyage of the Acolyte for me. Chris Squire's album, while pleasant enough, sounded a bit too sub-Beatles to me. And I'm not that keen on the Beatles...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 16:47
Fish out of Water. One of my favorite albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 17:27
Fish Out Of Water
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 17:28
Have to go with Fish Out of Water, as much as I love Voyage, Fish wins with a nose!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 18:00
As an acolyte of Mr H, it has to be Voyage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2006 at 18:24
Originally posted by fuxi fuxi wrote:

I'm sorry, guys, on the whole I prefer seventies Yes to seventies Genesis, but surely ACOLYTE is far superior to FISH?

On the Squire album, I do not only find 'Safe' dreadfully boring, but 'Silently falling' as well. The remaining tunes are O.K., I guess... 'Lucky Seven' has got great contributions from Bill Bruford and Mel Collins. 'Here by your side' (or was it my side?) starts out well but ends up dreadfully overblown.

ACOLYTE, on the other hand, has got several truly inspired and incredibly beautiful compositions, such as 'Star of Sirius' (as you said) and 'Ace of Wands'. It's simply NO COMPETITION.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2006 at 15:54
"Fish out of water"!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2006 at 18:40
Though I don't totally agree with Fuxi's tough analysis of the FOOW's minor flaws, I have to agree definitely on te hartistic superiority of VOTA over the other album. it's just more cohesively full of musical ideas: the jazz-rcok parts, the symphonic sections, the psychedelic sounds, the pastoral passages, all are delivered with an equal level of expertise and finesse by Hackett and his partners. FOOW is not that regular, although I have to say that 'Safe' is a hell of a climax. Perhaps 'Silently Falling' and 'Lucky Seven' should have benefited from the intervention of a guest on lead guitar in order to enhance their inherent colorfulness.  Nothing's missing anywehere in the Hackett debut album.
 
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