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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 08:39
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

  one Step Beyond is the weakest song 

Yes are covering Madness songs now?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 08:45
Will be posting a mostly positive review for it very shortly!

Glad to see the more extablished reviewers giving it several listens and being pretty reasonable in their thoughts on it!

I'm working on the theory at the moment that all these new members/1 star reviews are secretly from members of Glass Hammer annoyed that Yes pinched their singer!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 08:54
I still think it's pretty decent.  Can't believe all the one star reviews....I think they are kinda silly personally given that ones and fives are supposed to be very rare.  I guess I can see two stars for those who find it too syrupy and light weight.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 09:06
The whole album is on Spotify now. Seems to be like the first thing to do is listen to it objectively without comparing it to Close To The Edge etc. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 09:20
Don't you know, fellas? At almost 50 years into their career after helping shape one part of the progressive style, Yes are expected to deliver another `Tales from Topographic Oceans'...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 09:27
Yep, senior citizens have never managed to compete with their peak band days imo.  That goes for Zeppelins, Floyds, Stones, Sir Pauls, and anyone else you'd like to bring up.  But it is an enjoyable and melodic album with good harmonies and some nicely nuanced playing.  I'm glad they made it and I hope they stop now.  It's a nice end point.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 09:32
Yes, very rarely Jim! It joins the list of respectable later works from strong bands!

I'd actually like to hope there's another album from them with Jon D, if just to prove he's free of that new Yes curse of the `One and done' lead vocalists!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 09:57
Probably have several more coming....one will be the Anderson reunion?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 10:51
Pah! I'm still waiting for the Trevor Horn reunion album, although granted, Fly From Here was pretty dang close. Still deciding whether or not to buy it now or to put it on hold for awhile. It doesn't sound bad, but it does sound somewhat soft-rockish. Not that I mind soft rock, but from Yes? I dunno. And the reviews have been less than flattering to say the least. Not sure how much of a rush I'm in to give it spins. Certainly don't expect another CTTE, but would have been more than happy with another 90125 or Talk or Fly From Here for that matter.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 17:36
im currently listening to the album right now, woohoo!! (maybe??) man, i wish i got a physical copy of it, but, oh well. i don't have enough money anymore....


PLUS, there is now a Heaven & Earth EPK here if u wanna check it out:




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 19:29
Michael, great job with the review, mate.  Spot on!  Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2014 at 01:33
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I've listened to it properly now (3 times in all) and its quite nice and pleasant. There is nothing to get excited about but its fine as a 'pop' album. Davison does a good job lyrically but I guess some will disagreeSmile

I think it is a solid album --but not really pop-----there are 3 songs that are structured in a Beatle kind of way, one Step Beyond is the weakest song and one The Game is very strong---maybe Supertramp pop---but pop or popular---like music that would be played a lot on the radio?--this is not that. But there are 4 songs that are prog--Believe Again, To Ascend, Light of the Ages and Subway Walls---they are at least as proggy as lot's of things Yes has done over the past 25 years--with maybe the exception of Mind Drive, That, that is and In the Presence of----but as a whole it is a solid listen and fresh sounding---better than lot's of recent Yes albums. And unlike OYE--(which I can't believe has a higher rating on this site, that's crazy) actually sounds like Yes.

I suppose I think its 'pop'  because its so lightweight. There are no dynamics whatsoever but I am enjoying it all the same. A lovely sweet album that could easily blow away on a sharp breeze.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2014 at 08:58
I quite enjoyed my first listen to the new album.

 I saw them live last night and it was an excellent show.  Only song from the new album was the first one, Believe Again, and it sounded good.  First they played all of egdE ot eht esolC and then they played all of Fragile.  Encore consisted of their 2 "hits" from The Yes Album.  All an all a very good show.  Although I must say that AARP should have had a booth there on the grounds. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2014 at 09:02
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

I quite enjoyed my first listen to the new album.

 I saw them live last night and it was an excellent show.  Although I must say that AARP should have had a booth there on the grounds. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2014 at 09:48

Received the cd from Amazon last night and listened to it on my way to work this morning.  At first impression itís very nice; nothing spectacular but pleasant.  The recording quality is very good which enhances the listening experience on a quality system.   Unlike Going for the One which is a spectacular album but the SQ sucks.

 Heaven and Earth is definitely worth the $9.99 I paid on Amazon. Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2014 at 14:42
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Michael, great job with the review, mate.  Spot on!  Thumbs Up


uhhhh.. i wasn't reviewing it mainly because i suck at doing reviews, especially when its typed or written. but hey, i will listen to these tracks separately as well as together another time (as i do alot with new music from bands) to gel in more and more with it. i already like the first and fifth tracks, and i can kinda see what the last track has in store as it is considered as i put it right now the "OtSWoF" of this album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2014 at 17:53
Originally posted by Michael678 Michael678 wrote:


Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Michael, great job with the review, mate.† Spot on! †Thumbs Up


uhhhh.. i wasn't reviewing it mainly because i suck at doing reviews, especially when its typed or written. but hey, i will listen to these tracks separately as well as together another time (as i do alot with new music from bands) to gel in more and more with it. i already like the first and fifth tracks, and i can kinda see what the last track has in store as it is considered as i put it right now the "OtSWoF" of this album.

Actually, Jim was referring to me, Aussie-Byrd-Brother isn't actually my real name...

Thanks Jim, glad you liked it, and glad you and others have appreciated the album for what it is
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2014 at 18:32
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Michael, great job with the review, mate.  Spot on!  Thumbs Up

ahaha, very funny!! Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 02:23
how funny that after listening to this new album, past albums like Union, Big Generator and Talk seems better that we always thought...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 02:44
I'd like to see all of us, pushing 70 (give or take) and see how energetic and revolutionary we will be.....
Can't expect another Gates Of Delerium anymore. Heck, even Magma give us some tame (but excellent) recording as Felicite Thosz. Can't expect another De Futura at their age.......though they do a decent live rendition these days....
......lets be glad these guys are still a going concern.
Having said, Nik Turner turned out a very special album recently to rival classic Hawkwind (DoReMi through to Warrior At The Edge Of Time in quality) so who knows really..... Can't wait to get my hands on the vinyl issue of Heaven And Earth.

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