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Poll Question: Which is your favourite of the first 10 Yes albums?
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    Posted: June 21 2013 at 17:00
Yes ***1/2 (a good start but some way to go yet)
Time And A Word **** (getting better)
The Yes Album ***** (fantastic!)
Fragile **** (loses a point for some of the solo pieces)
Close To The Edge ****1/2 (near perfection - but not quite)
Tales From Topographic Oceans **** (good - but it goes on a bit)
Relayer *** (Gates of Delirium is a 5* song, I'm not keen on the others)
Going For The One ***1/2 (more consistent than Relayer)
Tormato *** (starting to lose it)
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Though CttE and Relayer contain my favorite Yes songs (CttE and The Gates of Delirium), I find Fragile to be a more interesting album as a whole.
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I think many vote for Close to the Edge for what it represented at the time, but probably
don't listen to it as much as their favorite Yes album in their current playlist.   It was
the one that really signaled a break in business as usual for a lot of people.  I feel that way
too, with The Yes Album just slightly more of a break from the past.  I still listen to others CD's
songs by Yes more, mostly individual songs from different albums than those two.  

Musically speaking, there seems to be a lot of growth between each album: The Yes Album, Fragile,
Close to the Edge, and Tales.   ELP seems the only band that has taken as many jumps
per early album.  But that would be an interesting poll in itself.






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Hard to choose, but Going for the one is a personal favorite. The title Track is one of my top rated songs of all time.
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relayer. 
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Sympathy vote for Fragile
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:



Good call.  Besides..."I'd like him to shove that tiny guitar up his ass" sounds much funnier than "I'd like him to shove that ukelele up his ass" LOL


Actually if you told that joke(using the word "ukelele") on the beach in Hawaii you would get quite a laugh. LOL

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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by dennismoore dennismoore wrote:

Originally posted by The Mystical The Mystical wrote:

Any more opinions?
 
Yes, Tales may be the most adventurous & progressive recording ever made.  So it is special on that

count alone.  Plus it is plain magic & simple wonderfullness(though I don't quite relate to Steve's unique electric guitar

work on The Ancient...)
...And anybody who doesn't like Tales is a t**ser & is secretly in love with Tiny Tim.Approve
Those are my opinions. Any more questions.Wink


No questions, but I'd never thought I'd hear tiny Tim and tales from the topographic oceans being mentioned in the same sentence. Consider my mind blown!! Love Tales!!! It's absolutely incredible. Probably their best work. As for tiny Tim...well.....to be honest if he were alive today I'd like him to shove that tiny guitar up his ass. Lol.

Oh and is it just me or doesn't tiny Tim look like Tim burton? I think so. Lol

That "tiny guitar" would be a ukulele and would certainly hurt no matter what you call it LOL 


I knew what the tiny guitar was called, but I just dared to not even try to spell it. Lol

Good call.  Besides..."I'd like him to shove that tiny guitar up his ass" sounds much funnier than "I'd like him to shove that ukelele up his ass" LOL


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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by dennismoore dennismoore wrote:

Originally posted by The Mystical The Mystical wrote:

Any more opinions?





 

Yes, Tales may be the most adventurous & progressive recording ever made.  So it is special on that

count alone.  Plus it is plain magic & simple wonderfullness(though I don't quite relate to Steve's unique electric guitar

work on The Ancient...)

 

...And anybody who doesn't like Tales is a t**ser & is secretly in love with Tiny Tim.Approve

 

Those are my opinions. Any more questions.Wink


No questions, but I'd never thought I'd hear tiny Tim and tales from the topographic oceans being mentioned in the same sentence. Consider my mind blown!! Love Tales!!! It's absolutely incredible. Probably their best work. As for tiny Tim...well.....to be honest if he were alive today I'd like him to shove that tiny guitar up his ass. Lol.

Oh and is it just me or doesn't tiny Tim look like Tim burton? I think so. Lol

That "tiny guitar" would be a ukulele and would certainly hurt no matter what you call it LOL 


I knew what the tiny guitar was called, but I just dared to not even try to spell it. Lol
Raving and drooling I leaned on his neck with a screeeeeeeamm! ;)
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by dennismoore dennismoore wrote:

Originally posted by The Mystical The Mystical wrote:

Any more opinions?


Yes, Tales may be the most adventurous & progressive recording ever made.  So it is special on that
count alone.  Plus it is plain magic & simple wonderfullness(though I don't quite relate to Steve's unique electric guitar
work on The Ancient...)

 ...And anybody who doesn't like Tales is a t**ser & is secretly in love with Tiny Tim.Approve
Those are my opinions. Any more questions.Wink


No questions, but I'd never thought I'd hear tiny Tim and tales from the topographic oceans being mentioned in the same sentence. Consider my mind blown!! Love Tales!!! It's absolutely incredible. Probably their best work. As for tiny Tim...well.....to be honest if he were alive today I'd like him to shove that tiny guitar up his ass. Lol.

Oh and is it just me or doesn't tiny Tim look like Tim burton? I think so. Lol

That "tiny guitar" would be a ukulele and would certainly hurt no matter what you call it LOL 
 
Back when Tiny Tim was in his prime, he married some smokin hot model.  So there was more to Tiny Tim
that meets the eye.  His voice was truly horrible though. Was he the first punk artist perhaps?Wink
 
Tales From Topographic is really special, YES had a lot of guts to release a double studio album with a long song
on each side, at the peak of their popularity.  That is about as anti-commercial as you can get.
 
High the memory, indeed. The strength regains us in between our time.  How can you get any cooler than that?
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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by dennismoore dennismoore wrote:

Originally posted by The Mystical The Mystical wrote:

Any more opinions?





 

Yes, Tales may be the most adventurous & progressive recording ever made.  So it is special on that

count alone.  Plus it is plain magic & simple wonderfullness(though I don't quite relate to Steve's unique electric guitar

work on The Ancient...)

 

...And anybody who doesn't like Tales is a t**ser & is secretly in love with Tiny Tim.Approve

 

Those are my opinions. Any more questions.Wink


No questions, but I'd never thought I'd hear tiny Tim and tales from the topographic oceans being mentioned in the same sentence. Consider my mind blown!! Love Tales!!! It's absolutely incredible. Probably their best work. As for tiny Tim...well.....to be honest if he were alive today I'd like him to shove that tiny guitar up his ass. Lol.

Oh and is it just me or doesn't tiny Tim look like Tim burton? I think so. Lol

That "tiny guitar" would be a ukulele and would certainly hurt no matter what you call it LOL 
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Originally posted by dennismoore dennismoore wrote:

Originally posted by The Mystical The Mystical wrote:

Any more opinions?





 

Yes, Tales may be the most adventurous & progressive recording ever made.  So it is special on that

count alone.  Plus it is plain magic & simple wonderfullness(though I don't quite relate to Steve's unique electric guitar

work on The Ancient...)

 

...And anybody who doesn't like Tales is a t**ser & is secretly in love with Tiny Tim.Approve

 

Those are my opinions. Any more questions.Wink


No questions, but I'd never thought I'd hear tiny Tim and tales from the topographic oceans being mentioned in the same sentence. Consider my mind blown!! Love Tales!!! It's absolutely incredible. Probably their best work. As for tiny Tim...well.....to be honest if he were alive today I'd like him to shove that tiny guitar up his ass. Lol.

Oh and is it just me or doesn't tiny Tim look like Tim burton? I think so. Lol
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Originally posted by The Mystical The Mystical wrote:

Any more opinions?
 
Yes, Tales may be the most adventurous & progressive recording ever made.  So it is special on that
count alone.  Plus it is plain magic & simple wonderfullness(though I don't quite relate to Steve's unique electric guitar
work on The Ancient...)
 
...And anybody who doesn't like Tales is a t**ser & is secretly in love with Tiny Tim.Approve
 
Those are my opinions. Any more questions.Wink
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Originally posted by kit-kat kit-kat wrote:


I was just trying to express that I think Yes Album is their best and I'm slightly surprised that two of their (in my opinion) not so great albums are just as or even more highly regarded here


Exactly, it's your opinion. Others are allowed to have different opinions.
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Originally posted by AlanB AlanB wrote:

I'm not allowed to vote until I have 100 posts - but if I could I would have been the first person to pick The Yes Album.
 
Hi AlanB, Smile
 
Drop by the Flowers King's thread:
 
And tell those jokers over there they are not playing TFK - The Chicken Farmer Song enough, you can spam
over there for about 25 posts and then you can vote your favorite YES.Wink
 
To the OP:
 
The best of the first 10 records is ALL 10.  They are all priceless and mandatory prog(cept for maybe the 2 silly tracks on Tormato...Confused)
 
I voted for Tales just to show my undying love & commitment to that truly special creative musical work, though
GFTO & Relayer & CTTE are unequalled recordings in the history of music.Approve
 
 
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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

My first Yes purchase was Tales (think i paid 45$ for it); Hated it on first listens and disliked it for nearly a decade (one or two listen per year), and finally sold it. A re-listen some years later and was simply blow away...Go figure.

Exact same thing happened to me with Zappa's Uncle Meat.  Bought it when I was 16 and hated it...I couldn't get rid of that album fast enough.  Then 20 years later re-bought it and it's now one of my favorite FZ albums...go figure Wacko
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My first Yes purchase was Tales (think i paid 45$ for it); Hated it on first listens and disliked it for nearly a decade (one or two listen per year), and finally sold it. A re-listen some years later and was simply blow away...Go figure.


1. The Yes Album
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3. Close to the Edge
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I heard Fragile first and it's still my fave
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Tales from Topographic Oceans for me, it's the best album I have ever heard actually. Surprisingly, as much as I loved their work while in the band, neither the loss of Bruford before Tales nor Wakeman after it seemed to hurt the band musically at all in my opinion. Of course that's much got to do with their immacualte replacements but still, those are two of the highest regarded musicians in their field in prog and the band still delivers as if nothing happened... Goes to show that, again for me anyway, Yes was more about Anderson and Howe than I believed was possible.
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