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just brew it! wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans
Awesome,they were my favorite band in high school.
I never really got into TFTO, though I suppose the mention of it here means I'm gonna have to haul my old vinyl copy out and give it a spin for old times' sake. "The Yes Album" and "Close To The Edge" were my favorite Yes albums back then... and "Relayer" is the one which -- for me -- has really stood the test of time. "Relayer" is simply brilliant.
Didn't get around to hauling the vinyl out until tonight.
I guess I have to say, I still don't quite "get" TFTO. It meanders quite a bit... 80+ minutes of music, with (IMO) about 40 minutes worth of musical ideas. I did rip it to MP3 while I was listening to it though, so I'll listen to it again while I'm at work next week.
Also listened to another old Yes album that I never bought the CD reissue of -- "Going For The One". GFTO is actually pretty good... though not up to the level of their best.
The years just pass like trains. I wave, but they don't slow down.
-- Steven Wilson