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Chris Squire's Best Yes Album

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Topic: Chris Squire's Best Yes Album
Posted By: Anthony H.
Subject: Chris Squire's Best Yes Album
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 19:00
Which Yes album features Squire's best performance? Focus only on Squire, not the album as a whole.

My vote easily goes to Fragile.


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Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 19:04
Fragile---but think Relayer is powerful stuff, too.


Posted By: Slaughternalia
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 19:30
He's mixed really loud on Fragile, but I LOVE the bass playing on CTTE

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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 19:31
Close to the Edge made me discover the bass like an melodic instrument 


Posted By: rueze
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 20:05
Relayer!!!
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Posted By: Marlon
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 20:15
I love the bass on The Yes Álbum, so this is my choice

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Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 20:38
His work with Bruford on Close To The Edge is impeccable.
But his bass stands out alone on Fragile.


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Posted By: Kazza3
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 20:52
I think I'd like TfTO better (though I already like it) if Squire was louder and better mixed, his parts sound good when you listen to them, but they don't have the oomph of his work on the previous albums and don't always stand out like they should.

Hm, CttE or Fragile.

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 21:04
IMO Squire, Howe and White were at their peak all on the Drama album!!!

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 21:50
Gotta go with the majority here as he just booms on Fragile.

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Posted By: 40footwolf
Date Posted: August 15 2011 at 23:20
I gotta say Close to the Edge. His work on the title track and "Siberian Khatru" is, to my ears, some of the greatest bass guitar playing ever recorded. 

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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:41
Originally posted by 40footwolf 40footwolf wrote:

I gotta say Close to the Edge. His work on the title track and "Siberian Khatru" is, to my ears, some of the greatest bass guitar playing ever recorded. 


very similar feelings here!


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:48
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

Fragile---but think Relayer is powerful stuff, too.
 
Agreed.


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Posted By: Ruby900
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:50
Originally posted by 40footwolf 40footwolf wrote:

I gotta say Close to the Edge. His work on the title track and "Siberian Khatru" is, to my ears, some of the greatest bass guitar playing ever recorded. 


HELL YES!


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Posted By: Ruby900
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:51
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

IMO Squire, Howe and White were at their peak all on the Drama album!!!


I have often said the same - the playing on that album is stunning!


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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 00:57
I'm going for TfTO here, his playing on that is sublime.

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 01:35
Fragile, for his solo piece and for the bass lines on Roundabout.


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 03:24
However outstanding his bass playing on Fragile might be, I have to vote for Close to the Edge because of his work on the title track.

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Posted By: NickHall
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 03:55
He was good in everything, but Fragile is the one.


Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 04:05
Fragile


Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 04:39
I love his experimentations on The Yes Album.

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Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 06:50
Fragile


Posted By: BenevolentBehemoth
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 09:13
Relayer just because of Sound Chaser


Posted By: clarkpegasus4001
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 09:30
Fragile, it seems to stand out in the mix even though Relayer is my fave album

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Posted By: ghost_of_morphy
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 12:17
I voted with the vast majority for Fragile.  CTTE and Drama prob come in second and third.  God help me, Tormato might be fourth.

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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 12:42
It's really hard to say... I couldn't choose one but his playing of TFTO is phenomenal as well as Fragile and Relayer.

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Posted By: Lark the Starless
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 17:33
Which album isn't his best?

I'll go with Relayer. I'd say the whole band was at its prime at that time.


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Posted By: criticdrummer94
Date Posted: August 16 2011 at 18:01
The album where he had a solo piece, Fragile

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Posted By: Essex man
Date Posted: August 17 2011 at 09:12
Yes I'm surpised not more people voted for "Relayer"- a much underrated "Yes" album.


Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: August 20 2011 at 10:51
Close To The Edge followed by Relayer.

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Posted By: Hober Mallow
Date Posted: August 25 2011 at 11:14
Fragile



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Posted By: thehallway
Date Posted: August 28 2011 at 12:20

He is one of the more consistently good Yes players (staying in the band probably helps).

I love how his bass tone gradually changes over the course of the albums; from crunchy, trebley riffages on Fragile, to deep, fretless warbles on Tales, fat, groovy slapping on Relayer, and back to the Fragile-sound on Drama.

I'll give a sympathy vote for Tales: have people forgotten the intense bass solo on Ritual??



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Posted By: luhuanhuan
Date Posted: August 29 2011 at 22:28

I'm joining too!! Ok, I've seen the BBC version enough times so that I can humm you the soundtrack to the whole 5 hours, but I don't care. This was funny!



Posted By: YesBrittain94
Date Posted: September 25 2011 at 04:31
Fragile, his bass was so powerful


Posted By: thehallway
Date Posted: September 25 2011 at 04:42
Originally posted by luhuanhuan luhuanhuan wrote:


I'm joining too!! Ok, I've seen the BBC version enough times so that I can humm you the soundtrack to the whole 5 hours, but I don't care. This was funny!

Spam City.

Really?



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Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: January 14 2012 at 19:18
Easilly. I think that all of Squire's basslines are great on this album. 


Posted By: sideburndude...
Date Posted: January 14 2012 at 20:54
Easily Close to the Edge, his baselines on the title track are flawless, well executed and written.  Sparse and never to showy, the bass on Total Mass Retain is just speaker melting. 



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