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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2014 at 19:31
Thanks Michael---that was great ---it's a real cool song---(also love OTSWOF video afterSmile) ----wish there was a little more love for the new album--because it is a real good record. Michael 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2014 at 18:52
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

They released two singles, Believe again and In a world of our own--on itunes and Spodify---Spodify doesn't have anything that itunes doesn't have.

1. *Spotify

2. don't know if you're interested, but here's a lyric video for In a World of Our Own; song's alright and video was cool:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 19:02
They released two singles, Believe again and In a world of our own--on itunes and Spodify---Spodify doesn't have anything that itunes doesn't have.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 18:06
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Thanks for sharing.

That 5th song available on Spotify (which I listened to this mornig) has a lower tempo than the first one. Seems weaker but I need to take time to completely get in it.

I can only see 2 tracks on Spotify, Believe Again and In a World of Our Own. Is it different where you are?

I see all the tracks, but they're in grey (which means they're not available yet), except for the two mentioned above.

Are you a Premium user ?

Yes I am. I too can see all the tracks but only the two I mentioned are available. I think I misunderstood your post when you said the "5th song available", I read it that there were 5 songs available when I assume you just meant "In a world of our own" is the 5th track. Embarrassed

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 17:38
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

I love To Ascend---think it sounds real cool---as far a lyrics go--I like the message but---there are far too many lyrics---some okay some not okay---sorta like JA, except his good lyrics are really good----less lyrics is a good thing because if there are too many, I start to feel like I'm being preached to---which is not a good thing.

and sometimes its a less than average thing (The Ancient from TFTO for example).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 10:24
I love To Ascend---think it sounds real cool---as far a lyrics go--I like the message but---there are far too many lyrics---some okay some not okay---sorta like JA, except his good lyrics are really good----less lyrics is a good thing because if there are too many, I start to feel like I'm being preached to---which is not a good thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 09:34
Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Thanks for sharing.

That 5th song available on Spotify (which I listened to this mornig) has a lower tempo than the first one. Seems weaker but I need to take time to completely get in it.

I can only see 2 tracks on Spotify, Believe Again and In a World of Our Own. Is it different where you are?

I see all the tracks, but they're in grey (which means they're not available yet), except for the two mentioned above.

Are you a Premium user ?

Yes I am. I too can see all the tracks but only the two I mentioned are available. I think I misunderstood your post when you said the "5th song available", I read it that there were 5 songs available when I assume you just meant "In a world of our own" is the 5th track. Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 09:09
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Thanks for sharing.

That 5th song available on Spotify (which I listened to this mornig) has a lower tempo than the first one. Seems weaker but I need to take time to completely get in it.

I can only see 2 tracks on Spotify, Believe Again and In a World of Our Own. Is it different where you are?

I see all the tracks, but they're in grey (which means they're not available yet), except for the two mentioned above.

Are you a Premium user ?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 09:04
Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Thanks for sharing.

That 5th song available on Spotify (which I listened to this mornig) has a lower tempo than the first one. Seems weaker but I need to take time to completely get in it.

I can only see 2 tracks on Spotify, Believe Again and In a World of Our Own. Is it different where you are?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 07:15
Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Thanks for sharing.

That 5th song available on Spotify (which I listened to this mornig) has a lower tempo than the first one. Seems weaker but I need to take time to completely get in it.

i may need to do the same thing with it myself, too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 03:00
Thanks for sharing.

That 5th song available on Spotify (which I listened to this mornig) has a lower tempo than the first one. Seems weaker but I need to take time to completely get in it.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2014 at 01:01
These are the lyrics for "To Ascend."  These are so awful, it is hard to type them into this reply window!! 

These stink worse than Starcastle's lyrics on "Fountains of Light" (and I was a friend of the band!!)  
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Were you drifting
On a strange tide?
Collecting visions
From the other side?
Caught between day and night
You were stealing moments past hours
of your life
And balancing on
The edge of a knife

Memories of once longer days
They keep on flooding back
The adventurous times when we
traveled life’s road
Though we were often blind
But with a lot more heart
And for each other
Taking the time

On a wing and a prayer
A wounded bird in the hand
With the eyes of a child
Come to understand
I will open the book
Raise the pen
Let it reinvent
My life again
Take me from where I am
As a freed bird
Flies from the hand
To ascend, to ascend

Were you catching
The last train to nowhere?
Playing out scenes
Of dark desert days?
Put it behind you now
Call out those bleak shadows from your mind
And never again
Slip through the cracks

Memories of once longer days
They keep on flooding back
The adventurous times when we
traveled life’s road
Though we were often blind
But with a lot more heart
And for each other
Taking the time

On a wing and a prayer
A wounded bird in the hand
With the eyes of a child
Come to understand
I will open the book
Raise the pen
Let it reinvent
My life again
Take me from where I am
As a freed bird
Flies from the hand
To ascend, to ascend
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2014 at 18:09
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Kazza3 Kazza3 wrote:

The album has leaked, for those who want to know.



It's on Spotify - listening now.

Edit - although they list the whole album, you can only play the first track. Doesn't sound too bad now I've heard it again.

yeah, i like it too, oh and btw, the 5th is also now on spotify too and not just a sample of it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2014 at 02:05
Glad to see a bit of sanity creeping into this threadSmile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 20:32
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:


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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Scott, there's a lot of snarky smart-arsey comments being thrown around on the net over the disc. I think it's a bit like `tall poppy's syndrome'. I will be reviewing it once it's out, and that will be after several listens and not based on half a spin of a leaked downloded copy. I hope you'll take the time to give it a fair spin and see how you find it! Yes may not be the cutting-edge, inventive progressive powerhouse they used to be, but that doesn't mean they're incapable of putting out solid pleasant adult rock music with traces of the old magic all the same. Yes have nothing left to prove, and they seem like they're going to coast on pleasing prog-lite AOR (for better or worse) as they wind down their career. Could be worse...they could be putting out covers albums, at least it hasn't come to that yet! 
Totally agree---after listening to it several times---it has some good things and at least as many solid songs as most Yes albums have had over the past 20 plus years along with some duds. I like it at least as much as FFH and maybe a little more. Plenty of earworms in a lot of the songs. And it is richer than a AOR yeswest sound---it actually has some alternative sounding moments at least to my ears. Guess I've come to expect to only really enjoy about a third of Yes releases, feel lukewarm about a third and not into a third---been true since 1977Big smile





Yeah, that's kind of the way I enjoy Yes albums too (and actually from many other bands). Except for Fragile and CttE, there are only a few songs I really love from their albums, but those are such great songs that it makes worth getting the albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 10:14
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Scott, there's a lot of snarky smart-arsey comments being thrown around on the net over the disc. I think it's a bit like `tall poppy's syndrome'. 

I will be reviewing it once it's out, and that will be after several listens and not based on half a spin of a leaked downloded copy. I hope you'll take the time to give it a fair spin and see how you find it! 

Yes may not be the cutting-edge, inventive progressive powerhouse they used to be, but that doesn't mean they're incapable of putting out solid pleasant adult rock music with traces of the old magic all the same. 

Yes have nothing left to prove, and they seem like they're going to coast on pleasing prog-lite AOR (for better or worse) as they wind down their career. 

Could be worse...they could be putting out covers albums, at least it hasn't come to that yet! 

Totally agree---after listening to it several times---it has some good things and at least as many solid songs as most Yes albums have had over the past 20 plus years along with some duds. I like it at least as much as FFH and maybe a little more. Plenty of earworms in a lot of the songs. And it is richer than a AOR yeswest sound---it actually has some alternative sounding moments at least to my ears. Guess I've come to expect to only really enjoy about a third of Yes releases, feel lukewarm about a third and not into a third---been true since 1977Big smile


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 09:10
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Scott, there's a lot of snarky smart-arsey comments being thrown around on the net over the disc. I think it's a bit like `tall poppy's syndrome'.

I will be reviewing it once it's out, and that will be after several listens and not based on half a spin of a leaked downloded copy. I hope you'll take the time to give it a fair spin and see how you find it!

Yes may not be the cutting-edge, inventive progressive powerhouse they used to be, but that doesn't mean they're incapable of putting out solid pleasant adult rock music with traces of the old magic all the same.

Yes have nothing left to prove, and they seem like they're going to coast on pleasing prog-lite AOR (for better or worse) as they wind down their career.

Could be worse...they could be putting out covers albums, at least it hasn't come to that yet!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 09:05
Sensible comments mate

Yes, I will be giving it a chance once I get hold of it - some really dumb reviews kicking around expecting it to sound like Close to the edge - and that wont be happening now


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 08:16
Scott, there's a lot of snarky smart-arsey comments being thrown around on the net over the disc. I think it's a bit like `tall poppy's syndrome'.

I will be reviewing it once it's out, and that will be after several listens and not based on half a spin of a leaked downloded copy. I hope you'll take the time to give it a fair spin and see how you find it!

Yes may not be the cutting-edge, inventive progressive powerhouse they used to be, but that doesn't mean they're incapable of putting out solid pleasant adult rock music with traces of the old magic all the same.

Yes have nothing left to prove, and they seem like they're going to coast on pleasing prog-lite AOR (for better or worse) as they wind down their career.

Could be worse...they could be putting out covers albums, at least it hasn't come to that yet!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 08:06
Read reviews of new album - lots of hate is all I detect and its not pretty reading.

Is the new album THAT bad or are we looking at a hate campaign?
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