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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.
If the world isn't making sense to you, you're either drinking too much or not drinking enough.