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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 09:34
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 16 2014 at 17:41
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

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 

1. OTSWOF?

2. yeah, despite all its apparent cheesiness and stuff, i might still buy it if I have the right amount of money (i actually do at the moment but i plan it for Floyd-related things). and yet there's reviews of this before it was actually released probably because its already on Youtube for some f**king reason (ain't that illegal or something). so yeah, if can't work, then Spotify it is until Christmas maybe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2014 at 18:06
OTSWOF---On The Silent Wings Of Freedom---solo by Squire live. Comes on after new song.
All Yes has some cheesiness ---but I have heard it several times on YouTube and it is growing on me, as I don't expect CTTE or Relayer from these nearly 70 year olds lol. They messed up on the release--this should have been released as soon as it was ready as a download--you can't wait forever in these internet days--leaks everywhere---
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2014 at 07:58
there was that!?! i didn't remember finding that myself, and btw, i liked it already, the studio version anyway. ohhh Squire, lol. unless it was under related videos or something... and as a reminder, the lyric video can now be found on Youtube to make it easier for some of you as i like it more than i used to (thx alot Spotify!!)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2014 at 02:18
Well its now here properly! Yep it is as dull as dishwater . Would appear that Alan White has been replaced by a rusty old robot while Howe, Squire and Downes phoned in their parts. I'm not sure that Davison can be blamed that much although none of the quality of writing he displayed with Glass Hammer is evident here which is disappointing. However I doubt that Yes set out to make a symphonic prog album and they have succeeded in not doing that perfectly. As a pop album its not terrible but I have to agree that FFH is superior as that at least had some power to it. This is desperately 'drippy'.In that regard it reminds me a little of the last Jon and Vangelis album Page Of Life which felt very tired also.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 01:38
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
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2014 at 08:34
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.
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