Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Is Close to the Edge Better Backwards?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Is Close to the Edge Better Backwards?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Poll Question: Is Close to the Edge Better Backwards?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
13 [54.17%]
11 [45.83%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message
Larree View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 10 2013
Location: Hollywood, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 869
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Larree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Is Close to the Edge Better Backwards?
    Posted: April 12 2013 at 21:48
Just found this on youtube.  Some guy played the tracks from Close to the Edge in reverse order and I think it is awesome!

So...  What do you think?  Is it better backwards?  Yes or no?  Big smile


Back to Top
progmatic View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 22 2009
Location: Ohio
Status: Offline
Points: 455
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2013 at 22:06
Never really thought about it, but I always played side 2 then side 1. So not quite backwards but the two (LP) sides reversed.
PROGMATIC
Back to Top
twosteves View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 01 2007
Location: NYC and RBK
Status: Offline
Points: 1339
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2013 at 22:17
I think this masterpiece is good forward or backwards---I thought you meant literally backwards---LOL might sound good that way too.
Back to Top
The Doctor View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: June 23 2005
Location: The Tardis
Status: Offline
Points: 8409
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2013 at 22:17
No.  It sounds like this:  "revir eht yb nwod egde eht ot esolc (smoke marijuana kids)".  Shocked


I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?
Back to Top
Tom Ozric View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: September 03 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 4454
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2013 at 22:19
Yeah, I'm thinking of all the Satanic messages and so forth......
Actually, I recall getting a Grateful Dead album (Wake Of The Flood) and there was no indication on the LP of which side was A or B.  No inner sleeve, and no track-list printed on the cover.  For 2 decades I just always plonked the stylus down on the song 'Here Comes Sunshine' first.  Only when I started to see the etching on the matrix did I notice I've always been playing the album on side B first.  Listening to it properly has made more sense, and I enjoy the album more.........Confused
I can't see anything but 'And You And I' closing out the album here..........
Back to Top
Tom Ozric View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: September 03 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 4454
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2013 at 22:20
.................NOT Siberian Khatru..................so, reverse side 2 only..........
Back to Top
Dayvenkirq View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 25 2011
Location: Reno, NV, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 9880
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2013 at 22:28
When I read the thread title, I thought someone was loco enough to play the title track backwards.  ... Hell, in fact, I think I'm gonna give it a spin now!

No, I like it as it is. ... Also, I believe there is a thread similar to this one, believe it or not. Can't remember the darn title, though.

EDIT: OK, here's a sample of it played backwards. Get your inspiration from thisTongue


Edited by Dayvenkirq - April 12 2013 at 23:04
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
Back to Top
Stool Man View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 30 2007
Location: Anti-Cool (anag
Status: Online
Points: 2167
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 00:47
I once played "Stairway To Heaven" backwards in a church, with 200 black-clad noise fans sitting in the wooden pews listening.  I didn't get struck by lightning, no messages came forth from anywhere.  Nice noise though.
rotten hound of the burnie crew
Back to Top
ProgMetaller2112 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 08 2012
Location: Riverside,CA
Status: Offline
Points: 2500
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ProgMetaller2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 01:10
I mean if you shuffle it on an Ipod or MP3 player, it could sound quite different from the usual. As for the revers order that does sound interesting, I gotta give that a whirl with my MP3. I can actually make a playlist in that order Smile. Whether it's better like that, I don't know?

Edited by ProgMetaller2112 - April 13 2013 at 01:11
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

"Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk Hand in Hand"- Neil Peart

Back to Top
octopus-4 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

Joined: October 31 2006
Location: Italy/UK
Status: Offline
Points: 6018
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 02:15
Having it on vinyl it happened to swap the sides...it's not a concept album so the order is not so relevant. Tommy would be different.
Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.
Back to Top
zeqexes View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 19 2012
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 1238
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 02:49
I think the original track listing is the best, but maybe Siberian Khatru and And You and I could be switched around.
Back to Top
richardh View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 18 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 11282
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 02:54
I voted yes by mistake

Best order for me 
Siberian Khatru
Close To The Edge
And You And I
Back to Top
Man With Hat View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Jazz-Rock/Fusion Team

Joined: March 12 2005
Location: Neurotica
Status: Offline
Points: 56706
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 04:07
I doubt it would be better. You'd have to suffer to get the good stuff. Tongue
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
Back to Top
giselle View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 18 2011
Location: Hertford
Status: Offline
Points: 455
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote giselle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 08:28
No, it's just a change, that's all
Back to Top
Larree View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 10 2013
Location: Hollywood, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 869
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Larree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 10:56
Alright!  A pretty even split.  Slight edge to the purists!
Back to Top
Master of Time View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 30 2012
Location: UT, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 355
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Master of Time Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 13:13
I like it as is. I think Close to the Edge just fits best as an opening track and I've always liked Siberian Khatru  as a closer.
Back to Top
The Dark Elf View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: February 01 2011
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 2426
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Dark Elf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 13:18
I'm don't think it really even matters.
Please pay a visit to my blog...The Dark Elf File...a slighty skewed journal of music reviews, literary comment, fan-fiction and interminable essays.
Back to Top
MustardSea View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: January 18 2013
Location: Vienna, Austria
Status: Offline
Points: 69
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MustardSea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2013 at 13:25
I really think it works better backwards - I always thought that Siberian Kathru is a rather strange closer and would be a better album opener as it's quite an energetic piece of music. I also think that starting an album with an epic always overshadows what comes after it a bit...

Edit:

oh, and I'm not allowed to vote in this poll (I guess because I'm still a newbie round here LOL ) so just imagine me voting "Yes" (yay, pun-time ;D)


Edited by MustardSea - April 13 2013 at 13:26
Back to Top
richardh View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 18 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 11282
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2013 at 02:47
Originally posted by MustardSea MustardSea wrote:

I really think it works better backwards - I always thought that Siberian Kathru is a rather strange closer and would be a better album opener as it's quite an energetic piece of music. I also think that starting an album with an epic always overshadows what comes after it a bit...

Edit:

oh, and I'm not allowed to vote in this poll (I guess because I'm still a newbie round here LOL ) so just imagine me voting "Yes" (yay, pun-time ;D)

I voted 'yes' by mistake so you can have my voteSmile
Back to Top
richardh View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: February 18 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 11282
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2013 at 02:51
The problem with this album is that Siberian Khatru is clearly the weakest track. Its isn't bad though and doesn't drag the album down. As a closer its an anti-climax though and if you imagine Yes playing the whole album live then it would work better as as opener. For me And You And I is the most beautiful prog track and is very spiritual.  A great closer. That makes Close To The Edge  the meat in a very tasty sandwich.Big smile
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.109 seconds.