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Poll Question: Which Yes album features Squire's best performance?
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    Posted: August 15 2011 at 19:00
Which Yes album features Squire's best performance? Focus only on Squire, not the album as a whole.

My vote easily goes to Fragile.
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Fragile---but think Relayer is powerful stuff, too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 19:30
He's mixed really loud on Fragile, but I LOVE the bass playing on CTTE
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Close to the Edge made me discover the bass like an melodic instrument 
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Relayer!!!
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I love the bass on The Yes Álbum, so this is my choice
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 20:38
His work with Bruford on Close To The Edge is impeccable.
But his bass stands out alone on Fragile.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kazza3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 20:52
I think I'd like TfTO better (though I already like it) if Squire was louder and better mixed, his parts sound good when you listen to them, but they don't have the oomph of his work on the previous albums and don't always stand out like they should.

Hm, CttE or Fragile.
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IMO Squire, Howe and White were at their peak all on the Drama album!!!
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Gotta go with the majority here as he just booms on Fragile.
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I gotta say Close to the Edge. His work on the title track and "Siberian Khatru" is, to my ears, some of the greatest bass guitar playing ever recorded. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:41
Originally posted by 40footwolf

I gotta say Close to the Edge. His work on the title track and "Siberian Khatru" is, to my ears, some of the greatest bass guitar playing ever recorded. 


very similar feelings here!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:48
Originally posted by twosteves

Fragile---but think Relayer is powerful stuff, too.
 
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Originally posted by 40footwolf

I gotta say Close to the Edge. His work on the title track and "Siberian Khatru" is, to my ears, some of the greatest bass guitar playing ever recorded. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ruby900 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:51
Originally posted by Wanorak

IMO Squire, Howe and White were at their peak all on the Drama album!!!


I have often said the same - the playing on that album is stunning!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:57
I'm going for TfTO here, his playing on that is sublime.
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Fragile, for his solo piece and for the bass lines on Roundabout.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2011 at 03:24
However outstanding his bass playing on Fragile might be, I have to vote for Close to the Edge because of his work on the title track.
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He was good in everything, but Fragile is the one.
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Fragile
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