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Poll Question: What is your favourite song on Tales From Topographic Oceans
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10 [18.87%]
7 [13.21%]
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    Posted: May 30 2008 at 02:45
I have always wondered which one of the tales is the most popular with the gang here at Prog Archives. So, go ahead and make your choice. I think it will be a toss up between The Revealing Science of God and Ritual. I know what Micky is going to vote for, but what will the rest of you vote for? Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 03:35
My favorite Yes album of all time, with The Revealing Science a favorite track. The intro/outro is still moving after 30 plus years of listening.........
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 04:36
Great album. My choice is The Revealing Science Of God, followed by Ritual. The rest is slightly weaker, but still very good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 08:01
It's hard to choose because I always see the album as a whole piece. If I had to, I would go for The Remembering, Ritual, The Revealing Science of God and The Ancient in that order but it's a false list 'cos I absolutely love the dissonant guitar on The Ancient.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 08:36
Rituaaaal
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 08:45
TRSOG does have the opening, but I think I'll say The Ancient for its high moments.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 08:52
The Remembering has such a brilliant climax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 09:08
I think this has been already done  a few times.Wink
Still Ritual for me, but I love the whole album.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 09:52
The Remembering, the end of the song is very nice
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 10:18
Easy for me: THE REVEALING SCIENCE OF GODHeart....magical intro, great song, nice Wakeman moments, Howe getting frenetic at the end........................got it all!!! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 11:43
There should be an "all of the above" option.  Seriously, I never listen to any of these tracks in isolation, only the entire album is appropriate for me (though, of course, I have the Keys albums so with the first one I do hear Revealing by itself, as well as Yesshows where Ritual is by itself............but I make exceptions for live shows).

I guess if I was forced to choose.......................no, can't do it.  The first and last are the best overall I think, but I still couldn't say they are better than the middle two.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 11:44
Some days The Remembering, some days Ritual.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 11:56
I only heard the album once, and didn't pay *any* attention to the lyrics.Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 14:43
I like all of them but specially The Revealing Science of God, seriously i cant listen to them in a separate way i have to listen to the whole album...im i a yes die-hard fan?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 14:58
Since I discovered the live version on Keys To Ascension: The Revealing Science. Still, Ritual comes close.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 15:02
I would say "The Ancient", but really it's almost impossible to make a choice.  I do feel "The Remembering" is a bit weaker than the other three but it still has wonderful moments, particularly in the middle with the juxtaposing of acoustic sections with more "rock" passages, as well as with some lush keys by Wakeman.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 18:20
As a whole The Revealing bla bla bla... but the best part of the album is the acoustic guitar section in The Ancient... too bad the other half is the worst part of the albumConfused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 18:28
I love TRSoG and The Ancient. Tales is album which has peaceful atmosphere and marvelous moments.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 18:38
Originally posted by Shakespeare

Rituaaaal
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2008 at 18:50
While "The Revealing Science of God" is my favorite Yes track in their entire discography, it tends to be a tough choice between the four since I enjoy listening to the album in its entirety.  "The Remembering" is a close second, and "Ritual" a very close third.
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