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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2014 at 11:42
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Hmm...I like Davison's lead vocals quite a bit, but Howe seems nearly invisible.  Better than anything from "Fly From Here" in my opinion.  

I'm looking forward to hearing the entire effort, I hope Howe has one last crazy solo left in the bag!!  

Like this one (during Ritual, 1976)....God he was amazing back in the "Relayer" years!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2014 at 20:41
i seem to like myself as time goes on, so i am looking forward to hearing it in a live setting when i see them in concert on July 15 at the Warner Theatre in DC, baby! (along with my dad of course as he will be going with me too as his Father's Day present with pizza and VIP tickets included)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2014 at 10:19

Could somebody please point me to the radio stations that play "commercial" music resembling post-Drama YES? Thanks.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2014 at 16:30
Originally posted by altaeria altaeria wrote:


Could somebody please point me to the radio stations that play "commercial" music resembling post-Drama YES? Thanks.


A hint of irony here I suspect. Owner Of A Lonely Heart was played to death but that was it. Yes did try to gain more radio airplay but ultimately it was just the odd track that played. I doubt their radio exposure increased one iota in the 80's (Wonderous Stories and Don't Kill The Whale got plenty of spins on radio in the seventies). All the prog bands had the same experience with the exception of Genesis who did crack it in terms of radio airplay.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2014 at 08:18
 
Originally posted by altaeria altaeria wrote:

Could somebody please point me to the radio stations that play "commercial" music resembling post-Drama YES? Thanks.

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

A hint of irony here I suspect. 


Exactly.  
That whole "too commercial" criticism doesn't even make sense anymore. 

Songs like  IT CAN HAPPEN  or  SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM 
seem like eclectic avant garde math rock 
compared to the stuff that actually qualifies as "commercial" nowadays. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 07:07
We as fans always hold out hope that Yes will find their spirit and rekindle the old days - but it never and WON'T happen. Even the Flower Kings are washed up. Still, there are plenty of bands that carry the ideas and feel of Yes even if not overtly in the music. Such as The Decemberists, Greensky Bluegrass, Papadosio (especially!) carry the torch. Check em out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 09:04
oh, would you look at that? the band has another excerpt from Heaven & Earth released, this time it's from The Game, the track that comes after Believe Again. Here's the video:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 11:53
Originally posted by altaeria altaeria wrote:

 
Originally posted by altaeria altaeria wrote:



<span style="line-height: 1.2;">Could somebody please point me to the radio stations that play "commercial" music resembling post-Drama YES? Thanks.</span><span style="line-height: 1.2;">
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

</span>A hint of irony here I suspect. <span style="line-height: 1.2;">
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Exactly.  
That whole "too commercial" criticism doesn't even make sense anymore.<span style="line-height: 1.2;"> </span>
Songs like  IT CAN HAPPEN  or  SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM 
<span style="line-height: 1.2;">seem like </span><span style="line-height: 1.2;">eclectic avant garde math rock </span>
compared to the stuff that actually qualifies as "commercial" nowadays. 
Ermm


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 12:23
Houston we have a problem---possibly with The Game----I don't want to say this--but it sounds like Asia. And that is not cool---and yet inevitable. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 14:26
"The Game" sounds ok, better than the other excerpt. Not sure if it has persuaded me to buy it or not though. That bloody black and white Yes logo is headache-inducing!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 15:00
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Houston we have a problem---possibly with The Game----I don't want to say this--but it sounds like Asia. And that is not cool---and yet inevitable. 


Yes, at 1:30 duration, it sure does sound like Asia!. There's not even some time left to a progressive breakWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 21:15
Now I've heard two songs... or better said, one song and one excerpt, and I'm still not finding much to hope for this album. Still, just one listen and so little of the album is not enough. I will end up buying it, of course. I wasn't able to catch such a strong resemblance to Asia with this last song, but then it should be expected with Downes in the line-up (I still with they had kept Oliver). And even more, even if they had one Asia sounding song that wouldn't necessarily be so bad, as long as they do have the rest of the album essentially prog, and as long as that Asia-ish song is comparable to their strongest material... if they could come up with something of the callibre of "Never Again", that would be wonderful (of course, something like "parallel worlds... etc" would be even better, but then that song is the proggiest Asia ever got, I guess).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2014 at 21:28
WAYYYYYY too sappy sounding (The Game excerpt) 

Cheesy, spineless, flat. 
Crushed like a rose in the riverflow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2014 at 12:53
Originally posted by Ixtlan Ixtlan wrote:

We as fans always hold out hope that Yes will find their spirit and rekindle the old days - but it never and WON'T happen. Even the Flower Kings are washed up. Still, there are plenty of bands that carry the ideas and feel of Yes even if not overtly in the music. Such as The Decemberists, Greensky Bluegrass, Papadosio (especially!) carry the torch. Check em out.

I am listening to Druckfarben's recent output Second Sound on Progstreaming and find it very Yes-esque here and there, well more here than there Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2014 at 13:18
Druckfarben make me think of a more progressive 80s Yes, with that 80s production sheen and more hard-edged Yes sound but also more progressive/classical content than Yes of that time period. Good stuff.

Neither of these two snippets fill me with much hope for the new album. The lyrics instead of sounding mystical, like the best Anderson lyrics, sound hokey. And the music sounds a bit too mellow for my tastes. However, only hearing 1:30 minutes each of two songs is hardly enough to judge the whole album on, so I'll just have to wait and see. TBH, I really liked Fly From Here and was hoping for something in a similar vein. Ah well.

Edited by The Doctor - June 20 2014 at 13:22
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2014 at 16:11
another new song excerpt out--Step Beyond---not sure what to think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2014 at 16:15
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2014 at 16:17
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2014 at 17:47
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

another new song excerpt out--Step Beyond---not sure what to think.

where's the link for that?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2014 at 17:52
yesheavenandearth.com

the album has a website
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