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Re: The Official Yes Thread
« Reply #3465 on: April 10, 2024, 02:33:41 PM »
Rabin era is very enjoyable to me...still. And BG is worth checking out. Some great songs on it.

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« Reply #3466 on: April 10, 2024, 03:11:44 PM »
I forgot about those outtakes on the box set.  So I guess it would be

Dear Father (which I'd have sworn was an album track, but no)
America
Vevey (Parts 1 and 2)
Montreux's Theme
Money
Abilene
Run with the Fox
Make It Easy
Love Conquers All

I included America, despite being a cover, since it sounds almost nothing like a cover (if I did a Judas Priest countdown, I'd include Diamonds and Rust and The Green Manalishi for the same reasons).  However, I didn't include I'm Down since it's basically the same as the original.

Dear Father was on Yesterdays; that may be where you thought it was on an album.

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« Reply #3467 on: April 11, 2024, 06:11:30 AM »
If you are including ABWH, there‘s a B-side called Vultures In The City. But it‘s probably not going to end up in anyones top 50.
Must've been Kwyji sending all the wrong songs.   ;D

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« Reply #3468 on: April 11, 2024, 08:55:01 AM »
I’d definitely be interested in a Yes countdown. Also the epic rankings are interesting - lyrics aside, I find That, That Is (what a dumb title though) to be really solid musically with a lot of cool ideas but it’s ranked close to or last on every list. They really should’ve done more in that era as TTI and Mind Drive are both great modern epics like something Neal Morse or Roine Stolt would’ve written.


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Re: The Official Yes Thread
« Reply #3469 on: April 11, 2024, 10:18:30 AM »
I like both "That, That Is" and "Mind Drive" from the Keys sessions.  To me, they're both modern epics worthy of inclusion on lists along with the classics from the 70's.  No, they're not going to beat out "Close to the Edge" but I do put the Keys tunes on sometimes.

That said, I agree with you that the lyrics to "That, That Is" are pretty weak (as opposed to "Mind Drive" which are just incomprehensible).  I think the problem is that Jon was trying to actually convey a message, but his literal lyrics aren't nearly as good as the nonsensical stuff, which at least provides some neat verbal imagery.  And yeah, the title is kinda dumb, too.  I think it would be greatly improved by simply removing the comma.  "That That Is" actually makes more sense.  The song is about things that are.  Simple as that.  The comma makes it all awkward and is grammatically incorrect in the first place.  Between that and the "crack time" lyrics, I can see why people don't love it.

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« Reply #3470 on: April 11, 2024, 12:02:55 PM »
I compiled a list yesterday:  193 songs (including the ABWH album and including Vultures (which is what it was called on the cassette single of Brother of Mine that I bought)).

Seems like top 50 is the number.  That's enough that some more recent material might sneak in, but it won't be too intimidating for folks that only know the catalog through Union.  I'll probably start the thread sometime this weekend.
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Re: The Official Yes Thread
« Reply #3471 on: April 11, 2024, 12:12:50 PM »
I’d definitely be interested in a Yes countdown. Also the epic rankings are interesting - lyrics aside, I find That, That Is (what a dumb title though) to be really solid musically with a lot of cool ideas but it’s ranked close to or last on every list. They really should’ve done more in that era as TTI and Mind Drive are both great modern epics like something Neal Morse or Roine Stolt would’ve written.

I don't think it was Shirley and Julie on crack time, I think it was JON on crack time. 

Paul, got to tell you, really excited for this.  I'm pumped up for some Yes reminiscing!!!

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« Reply #3472 on: April 12, 2024, 11:39:45 AM »
Hearts, but other than that...
Good call! That's certainly right up there with Changes, but more epic. It Can Happen is also a stellar track..
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« Reply #3473 on: April 13, 2024, 10:47:20 PM »
So who agrees that Endless Dream is a top tier Yes epic??  :coolio

Absolutely!

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« Reply #3474 on: April 13, 2024, 10:49:30 PM »
I wouldn't count And You And I as an epic. That one is just one of the most beautiful love songs ever :)

I'd count it.

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« Reply #3475 on: April 13, 2024, 10:55:54 PM »
Did we ever do a Yes song countdown?

EDIT:  Just checked, and it looks like the answer is no.  Who'd be interested?

Not qualified. Not a fan of Awaken, Close to The Edge (the song) Tormato and Open Your Eyes. Fell of the wagon after 2003 (before Jon Anderson left)

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« Reply #3476 on: April 13, 2024, 11:01:15 PM »
Dear Father was on Yesterdays; that may be where you thought it was on an album.

Also a bonus track on the Time And A Word remasters after Yesterdays.

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Re: The Official Yes Thread
« Reply #3477 on: April 22, 2024, 01:47:00 PM »
Just got a ticket to their warm-up show for the UK/Euro tour - next week in a small town in Cornwall, a couple of hours drive from where I live. I expect it shall be a somewhat ropey affair. But I couldn't pass up the chance to see Yes in a 250 capacity venue. Hopefully it'll still be an enjoyable night!

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« Reply #3478 on: April 22, 2024, 03:51:13 PM »
Just dropping this link here in case anyone hasn't see the countdown thread.

https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=58938.0
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« Reply #3479 on: May 08, 2024, 09:11:02 AM »
Jon Anderson and the Band Geeks - True coming August 23rd.

1st single/video in Mid June.

https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson/posts/pfbid032wWYA7GQfetFcCYNvYxVTrPnVp2NzN2hDqYP6Ud5T8Gtah3v5tC1kLWDLvDX9iivl

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Album Announcement Press Release! May 8th 2024:
YES LEGEND JON ANDERSON AND THE BAND GEEKS RELEASE NEW ALBUM "TRUE" ON AUGUST 23RD, DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO PREMIERE MID-JUNE!
After a highly successful 2023 tour with The Band Geeks, Jon Anderson decided to expand the creative partnership with the band to create new material for a potential new studio album. The result of this effort is "TRUE" which will be released on August 23 by Jon’s new label, Frontiers Music. The 9-song album will be a welcome gift to all fans of Jon’s 40 years as lead vocalist of the multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee YES. The album’s collection of songs harkens back to YES’s classic 70’s sounds as well as to their latter-day success with the album "90125". The album’s release will be preceded by 2 singles and videos, the first arriving mid-June for the song "Shine On". The album was co-produced, engineered, and mixed by Band Geek bassist and musical director Richie Castellano.
Jon and The Band Geeks embark on their Summer 2024 tour starting May 30th in New Brunswick, NJ.  The tour will encompass three legs and will run through September. Additional September dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Current tour dates:
5/30/2024 - Thursday - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
6/1/2024 - Saturday - Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC
6/3/2024 - Monday - Rochester, NY - Kodak Center Theatre
6/6/2024 - Thursday - Albany, NY - Hart Theatre
6/8/2024 - Saturday - Hammondsport, NY - Point of The Bluff Concert Pavilion
6/13/2024 - Thursday - Chicago, IL - Copernicus
6/15/2024 - Saturday - St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/18/2024 - Tuesday - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater
6/20/2024 - Thursday - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
6/22/2024 - Saturday - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts
6/25/2024 - Tuesday - Boston, MA - Shubert Theatre
6/27/2024 - Thursday - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
7/21/2024 - Sunday - Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival
7/24/2024 - Wednesday - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium*
7/27/2024 - Saturday - Peachtree City, GA - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
7/30/2024 - Tuesday - Camdenton, MO - Ozarks Amphitheater*
8/2/2024 - Friday - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater*
8/4/2024 - Sunday - La Vista, NE - The Astro Outdoors*
8/7/2024 - Wednesday - Waite Park, MN - The Ledge Amphitheater*
8/10/2024 - Saturday - Denver, CO - Paramount
8/14/2024 - Wednesday - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
8/16/2024 - Friday - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center
*w/Special Guests The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
9/13/2024 Friday Glenside PA Keswick Theatre
9/15/2024 Sunday Glenside PA Keswick Theatre
For more information:
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson/
Band Geek official website: https://richiecastellano.com/bandgeek/
Jon Anderson YES Epics and Classics:
Website: http://jonandersonyesepicsandclassics.com/
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Re: The Official Yes Thread
« Reply #3480 on: May 08, 2024, 07:19:55 PM »
Jon Anderson and the Band Geeks - True coming August 23rd.

1st single/video in Mid June.

https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson/posts/pfbid032wWYA7GQfetFcCYNvYxVTrPnVp2NzN2hDqYP6Ud5T8Gtah3v5tC1kLWDLvDX9iivl

Saw that today. Very much looking forward to this.
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