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    Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:15

Originally posted by Dreamer

I was planning to buy that album, I'm not sure if i really want to anymore

You have to- it's amazing! Those who don't like it can't handle it!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:19
Originally posted by Arsillus

You have to- it's amazing! Those who don't like it can't handle it!!

 I LOVE YOU !!!!  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:25

It is one of the most pretentious,over-blown,ill-conceived piles of steaming cow excretia I have ever had the misfortune to listen to.

Anyone who thinks it is better than CTTE is crazy in my (and Rick Wakeman's) opinion.
Yes think it is so good that they've only played excerpts from it for the last 1/4 of a century!!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:31
My, oh my....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:36

Originally posted by flowerchild

My, oh my....

Tell me I'm wrong....

1. Rick Wakeman, a member of the band and therefore highly qualified to offer an opinion,says it is rubbish. Nuff said

2. It is so much a masterpiece and better than any of their other output that Yes play it on every tour.......................I think not.

As a very long term Yes fan, I would say that your view about the album is part of the minority.If you like it fine,it is still Yes when all said and done.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:37
In you call playing the whole of both Ritual and The Revealing as "excerpts" that is ...

"Why say it cannot be done.....they'd be better doing pop songs?"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:39

Originally posted by The-Bullet

In you call playing the whole of both Ritual and The Revealing as "excerpts" that is ...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:43

Maybe they should have called it "Over The Edge" but I still like it.

 


(4 stars in my rating, one for each part)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:46
Originally posted by tuxon

Maybe they should have called it "Over The Edge" but I still like it.

 


(4 stars in my rating, one for each part)

..."Over the edge"...that's my style.....like it  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:47

Originally posted by The-Bullet

In you call playing the whole of both Ritual and The Revealing as "excerpts" that is ...

when......

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:48
OH, MY...oh my.....!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:50

Originally posted by flowerchild

OH, MY...oh my.....!!!

well lets see...I've watched Yes hmmmmm maybe 30 times in the last 30 odd years.....how about you Sweet Pea?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:51
The Revealing was played during the Open Your Eyes tour .
Ritual was played during both the Magnification and 35th anni' tours (Wakeman playing on the latter).

"Why say it cannot be done.....they'd be better doing pop songs?"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:52

Originally posted by The-Bullet

The Revealing was played during the Open Your Eyes tour .
Ritual was played during both the Magnification and 35th anni' tours (Wakeman playing on the latter).

Oh so that's got the whole of the last 28 years covered then!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:53
Rememeber also that for around 16 of the last "25" years Steve Howe wasn't around.

"Why say it cannot be done.....they'd be better doing pop songs?"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:53
Oh MY, oh my, oh my........
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:55

Originally posted by Nipsey88

In fact, anyone here clever with Sound Forge or something similar should try a one CD edit of this record, would be  an interesting experiment and undoubtedly better than the original!Smile

hmm....reminds me of the scene in Amedeus where his royal dimness suggests that Mozart cut some notes because there are too many.  Mozart had the perfect reply..."Which notes did you have in mind?"  Or Pete Townshend being told by the record company that he had to redo Tommy because proper songs were 3 minutes 5 with a repeatable chorus.

I personally think the motif of the album requires the length and loose structure.  I think any short version of any of it would be terrible.  This sounds like a generation X problem to me.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 19:58
Originally posted by JMCecil

Originally posted by Nipsey88

In fact, anyone here clever with Sound Forge or something similar should try a one CD edit of this record, would be  an interesting experiment and undoubtedly better than the original!Smile

hmm....reminds me of the scene in Amedeus where his royal dimness suggests that Mozart cut some notes because there are too many.  Mozart had the perfect reply..."Which notes did you have in mind?"  Or Pete Townshend being told by the record company that he had to redo Tommy because proper songs were 3 minutes 5 with a repeatable chorus.

I personally think the motif of the album requires the length and loose structure.  I think any short version of any of it would be terrible.  This sounds like a generation X problem to me.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2005 at 20:00

Originally posted by The-Bullet

Rememeber also that for around 16 of the last "25" years Steve Howe wasn't around.

and.....................???

It really is a Jon Anderson vehicle...

All I am trying to say is that if it was such a towering achievement they would have found some way to feature it more completely in the show. In fact now as I remember the album was released in 1974 so it is 31 years old!!!!!! Relatively speaking,theyve hardly played it.

Did you buy it day of release? Because I did. I felt really cheated.Never really liked Relayer either.

Fortunately they managed one last great album with GFTO!

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